On my office desk, you will find a greeting card positioned just above eye level from my main computer screen. The photograph on front of this greeting card, is a constant reminder of a day when I was very joyful and happy. This photograph makes me smile every time I see it.
On the inside of the card are many sentences or to be more accurate, personal statements. I call these statements; ‘I AM statements’.
For me these I AM statements are kind of like personal instructions for my life, written in the present tense, regardless if they are currently true. It is a way for me to help identify and then focus upon the person I aspire to become. A constant reminder of the direction I want to move towards and the person I AM.
In the spirit of being open and honest in my blog, I wanted to share some of my personal I AM statements:
I AM free.
I live a sustainable life.
I care for animal welfare.
I love being a blessing in other’s lives.
I love watching my dogs play in our huge back yard.
I AM fit, strong and healthy.
I AM surrounded by inspirational and motivational people.
Not all these statements are currently true (my dogs only have a small courtyard to play) and some of them are a ‘work in progress’. I have many of these I AM statements and I read them out a loud to myself and visualise their meaning in my imagination, before starting each work day.
The last I AM statement is currently my reality. I actually believe that there are millions of good and inspirational people living in the world, many of which I am grateful to know. I am constantly meeting more inspirational people because I am looking to find them. I am looking to find them because I have a belief that they are out there…..every where!
Here is one of my recent inspirational people meetings:
Two weeks ago I met Todd Montgomery at a business networking meeting in the inner City of Sydney. We agreed to meet up in the next coming days to continue our conversation and decided to meet in Manly for a hot chocolate (who needs coffee when you can meet for hot chocolate – so much more fun!).
Towards the end of our conversation (which I found fascinating and inspirational) Todd pulled out a sticker and said “buy a save the Koala sticker because they need our help”. He then proceeded to inform me of what he is doing to help save the Australian Koala. I listen intently, enjoying the realisation that I have not only just met another inspirational person but also a ‘kindred spirit’.
I wanted to end this post by asking you “what are your I AM statements?”