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I have a confession to make.

Many of the “inspiring” tweets and Facebook messages I post are not intended for you.

They’re intended for me.

They are messages to myself.

They are reminders of what I want to keep in the forefront of my brain.

If you DO happen to acquire some inspiration from my posts, I’ll be very, very happy. But it’s just icing on the cake.

I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to make the mistake of thinking I’m some sparkly, enlightened guru whose feet you should be kissing (I haven’t had a pedicure since August so that wouldn’t be a very pleasant experience anyway).

Because you know what?

I’m just a human being.

For example: last week I posted a tweet that read,

“THINK OF WHAT COULD GO RIGHT
RATHER THAN WHAT COULD GO WRONG”.

 

I received a lot of great responses from that tweet. People “got” it. They connected with it; appreciated it. I received my round of applause.

But what they didn’t know was that the tweet was just a message to myself, because I had yet again, caught myself imagining the worst-case scenario.

Here’s my point: You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the world. Heck, you don’t even have to be “self-less”.

I seem to be making a few ripples in the world just by talking to myself. :)

 

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8 thoughts on “Note to Self:

  1. Rachel

    And this post in-an-of-itself was a complete aha moment for me, even though I would imagine you got something out of it too. I have things I would like to do, but fear I am not good enough at them that others would come to me to satisfy their needs, but you pointed out that just being yourself no matter the skill level will eventually lead to the right path, thank you for being you!!

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    1. KB Post author

      That’s awesome Rachel… may you have the courage to act on your ideas now… remember, we never “get there” because we’re always evolving! The path is the destination xo

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  2. Katie

    Ditto, so true of my tweets and posts, too. It’s comforting to realize more and more that we’re all humans, colleagues – leading and following are temporary roles to help each other when needed.

    Love this message and as always, your awesome sense of humor! You DO sparkle. :)

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  3. leslie

    Most of my facebook posts are for myself as well, but always great to see the responses. Sometimes, people start defending their actions and other times people “get it” and relate. Your posts have all been very timely for me lately and I’m getting a lot!!

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  4. Asmoday

    Have you read “Reflections” by Marcus Aurelius? It was never his intent to publish it — they were the exact same thing, a series of reminders to himself.

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  5. Dove

    Freakily enough, I created a collage on Polyvore a day or so ago that called itself, “Note to Self” (message, “I love you”), so I had to read this. Hmm, it’s making me realize that not everyone gets this and that some get annoyed with me because they don’t realize that (of course?), I’m invariably speaking to (coaching) myself with what I tweet/post. It’s like typing out the “stuff” that comes to me, and reading it over and again, helps to saturate my brain with it. I know that what everyone speaks of has little to do with others, and muchly to do with them. Even when I’m annoyed with someone, I rant about it, get it out–and then afterward invariably say to myself, “okay so why are you angry with yourself?” :) .. The big picture, there really isn’t anyone else.

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