I may not like you…
But that’s okay. Let me tell you why!
12 years ago a young woman sat, feet turned inwards, watching a moving mass of confidence kick ass. With her elbows on her knees and resting her chin in her hands her eyes darted from one lithe movement to agile sweating muscles and back again.
Her head screamed…What on earth do you think YOU are doing here?? YOU are not that type of person! You could never be one of THEM!!…. but somehow, she stayed and watched, fascinated by what made these people tick and keen to get her life and her stress levels sorted!
She came back the following week and took part. It was definitely waaaay out of her comfort zone but the 2 hour class passed in a whizz and when over she realized.. Wow! She was still alive and believe it or not she had actually even had fun!
She had started her journey on becoming a ‘martial artist’ just like one of them.
Now, I am sure by now you have copped that woman was me. So let me tell you a more recent story….
Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated being 42 years young. I had a wonderful day and it was beautifully topped off by coming home to find hundreds of Birthday wishes on my Facebook and https://twitter.com/DanielleSerpico
I was truly touched by so many messages but it reminded me of something my partner said to me recently. I hope he doesn’t mind me sharing it with you. He said that one of the things he most loved about me was…my vulnerability. He says he fell in love with me when he seen me with my feet turned inwards.
These words touched me deeply, for that was the REAL me. A little awkward and a fair bit scared but still brave enough to see it through.
I wasn’t aware of being watched so I wasn’t wearing any mask.
Being loved any other way is simply not real. If I don’t show the real me then whats the point? Whats the point in you loving an act – someone else basically!
In my previous life (prior 2009) I did – often – put on an act. I used to pretend I was confident and self assured. Now, I am simply me.
Not perfect, sometimes afraid, but with the awareness to stay true to my purpose.
To be authentic.
I thought that being like everyone else would mean I would be liked also.
I thought I had to work hard to change and become something I wasn’t.
Here’s a short blog I previously wrote on this also..
Now, I know that you and I, we both have to become…simply us.
Whether you like me or not (of course I prefer if you do) but ultimately I have to like myself first and so do you!
My martial arts journey brought me in a circle.
All the way to Black belt only to realize I was meant to be a White belt!
We can become wiser, smarter, stronger but we are still just us!
For this and all your birthday wishes, I am so very grateful.
Thank you for being YOU.
That is the most awesome gift you can give this world x
Stay authentic and stay true,
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