Friday, December 24, 2010

You Are a One-of-a-kind Unique Gift

In all the effort to find and give a unique gift to the people we love during the holiday season, we often over look the most unique and valuable gift we have to share with others-ourself.  There is no one else in the world who can do what you do in the way you uniquely do it.  You have unique DNA and experiences that will never be duplicated.  Only you can be you!
At the core of most self-improvement efforts is the idea that there is intrinsically something wrong with you.  You need to somehow change who you are.  I think this notion is fundamentally wrong.  You don’t need to change who you are.  Actually your best plan of action is to totally be yourself.  The problem for most of us is that we don’t have any idea who we really are.  Instead of self-improvement, I encourage people to become more self-aware of who they uniquely are and then exercise extreme self-care for that person. 
                +             Self-care
                =             Self-assurance, Confidence, and Significant Contribution
Who you are is like a seed.  Plant that seed in a great environment and diligently care for that seed and it will produce an abundance of fruit.  Plant that same seed in the wrong environment and it will struggle.  Take two seeds, a kernel of corn and a cactus seed.  They require entirely different environments to prosper.  Plant the cactus seed in dark, fertile, moist loam and it will rot.  Plant the kernel of corn in the desert sand.  It will sprout at the first rain and then die from lack of moisture and nutrients.  Reverse the environments and both seeds prosper. 
If you want to prosper don’t try to change the seed.  Change the environment that nurtures the seed.  Over the long haul most of us can control our environment.  Self-care is about creating the best environment for you to be you and maximizing your potential.    A whole healthy you is amazing! This holiday season give the people you love and care about the best gift of all-you.

1 comment:

  1. Very good post. I think the equation is a very nice way of expressing this concept.

    Charles D. Bender