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.