Walk in JOY! #StrongerWomenBetterWorld
Don’t let anyone rob your joy because they didn’t give it to you!
I am excited today to share with you a powerful affirmation I have been saying for the past 30 plus years of my life! From a young age, I realized that my joy was mine, that my joy was my responsibility. Whenever I got lost in the quagmire of allowing someone else to dictate what I thought or felt my mum would say to me, ‘Don’t let anyone rob your joy because they didn’t give it to you.’ I create my joy. I generate my joy. I choose my joy. My joy is mine, and my joy is where so much of my confidence is rooted.
My desire this week is to invite you to be joyful as you continue to engage in this confidence conversation. So many times when we think about confidence, we connect it to words such as strong and powerful. But I want to invite you to add the word JOYFUL to this list. Confident people are not only strong. Confident people are joyful! My joy elevates my confidence, and my confidence adds to my joy!
This particular affirmation has always been powerful for me. It reminds me that I am responsible for my emotional state. What if you are 100% responsible for your joy, no matter your circumstance? It takes an immense amount of confidence to own your emotional state.
Let’s be honest, it is far too easy to allow the experiences and emotions of others to become your experience. We have a natural tendency to mirror the moods of our nearest and dearest. If our husband or partner is upset, then we get upset. If our bosses are mad, then we get mad. Matching others' emotional experience is exhausting and doesn’t feel good. This week, do not let yourself get pushed around by other people's moods. This week, stand up for your joy…no matter what.
This week, practice owning your joy. Practice giving yourself permission to feel joy. Invite joy in. Take a moment to smile and feel grateful for the small and big things in your life. Be aware when you are allowing others to drain your energy or when you begin to absorb the negative energy of others. We allow their experience to become our experience.
Hold steadfast to the type of environment you want to create. That is powerful and takes a huge amount of confidence. It doesn't matter how people show up, what matters is what you are committed to creating.
Your confidence is yours! It is uniquely yours to generate and create. When you hear the word confidence or while you read this blog, put a small smile on your face. Be joyful in this conversation. Confident people are not only strong, confident people, are also joyful! Therefore, I invite you to be the chooser, the creator of joy in your life. Choose your creation. Choose JOY!
Susan Leahy MA CSP is a powerful leadership, team building and keynote speaker, trainer, and coach.
Susan does live presentations, interactive online webinars, and private personal coaching.
She is the creator of The Confident Woman Program, Robert's Rules Made Simple and is the co-founder of Group To TEAM Leadership Solutions a global coaching and consulting organization that provides leadership and TEAM building training that builds a culture of TEAM by empowering the individual to choose TEAM.
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