The great Maya Angelou
has written and said things that make me feel as if there is nothing under God’s sun better than being a woman. Like no bird can fly more free than my spirit and there’s no metal more precious than my soul. The first time I read this quote an image of Dr. Angelou came to my mind followed by images of other accomplished women, the Michelle Obamas and Arianna Huffingtons of the world. Is this how they achieved such greatness? Did they push themselves to give their best all of the time, expecting to get the best in return?
Then the words convinced,deserves, accept, best, challenges, give, and phenomenally jumped out at me. Each word had a separate message for me. Convinced; am I convinced that I am capable of achieving my goals, whatever they may be. Am I convinced that I can be completely happy with myself? I know what I want but to be convinced is to believe that I will get it. Deserves; what exactly do I think it is that I deserve from all my relationships with family, friends etc. and from life in general? Do I deserve anything? Accept; how do the things that I accept from others reflect my image of myself? Best; Am I living my best life? Challenges; Am I really challenging myself? Could I push myself a little more to get that job, learn that skill or take that chance? Give; I’m old enough to know that nothing in life is free. We give something for everything worth having, so what am I giving to get what I want? Phenomenally; this is what I should be striving for, to be extraordinary.
So many want the best of everything, some even feel entitled to the best
of everything, but don’t give the best of themselves in the pursuit of it. You may never be First Lady of the free world or President and Editor in Chief of a media group worth millions of dollars, but I’m sure that you can be better at something you are doing, and you can certainly challenge yourself to give your best in everything you do. So let’s do it ladies!