Do you want to be more of who you can be…? To be your best self?
There are popular memes around the concept that says, “You are enough just as you are.”
This is true. You are enough. And there’s so much more within you.
All that you need to become all that you can become is within reach within you. You have the intelligence, the will, the abilities, including the resources to obtain it through training and effort, learning and growth, discipline and passion.
If you wish to.
So don’t buy into that popular meme that would hold you back and keep you from becoming all that you can become. That is what we’re here to do. That is the destiny of all life on this planet. It is in fact, one of the definitions of life.
Now go be your best today… you deserve it.
Table of Contents
- When will you decide to become more of who you can be… to be your best self?
- Be Your Best
- You Are More Than You Know
- Creating Yourself
- You’ve Got What it Takes
Audio Article – Be Your Best
Perfection Redefined as Growth
Consider the rosebush before it blooms. The rosebush just as it is, is full, green and beautiful. It is enough, just as it is. But… it’s not all that it can be.
The rosebush is beautiful, the leaves and buds are beautiful. Even the thorns are beautiful for the role they play in the scheme of things toward protecting the rose. However, the rosebush hasn’t yet fulfilled it’s ultimate destiny until it is flourishing in roses.
Well, it’s the same for us. Perfection isn’t the state we seek, for like the horizon that is an ever evolving destination. For the rose bush, even the blossoms aren’t it’s ultimate destination, but rather, perpetuation of its lineage by continuing to grow and produce.
In the process of reaching for its version of perfection, the rose serves to delight and pollinate, to heal and feed, all the while doing what it’s here to do. Grow into all that it can be.
And if you’ve ever worked with plants you’ll know that they continue to grow no matter what afflicts them. In that way, plants are an example of perfection.
Perfection then is growth… it is about growing daily into our potential. And guess what? As we grow our potential does as well. Like that horizon, as we grow our horizon of potential and opportunity expands.
“No rosebush would ever say, ‘I wish I hadn’t bloomed… it was easier just putting out leaves.'”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®
Be Your Best
What could be more important than doing whatever it takes to be your best self?
Perhaps you’re in a situation where you’re caregiver for others and as such, cannot pursue your own interests as intensely as you’d like. However, no matter the circumstances we’re in, we have the opportunity to pursuit of our best.
No matter the environment the plant is placed, it will do all that it can to grow. That’s all it knows to do.
Our destiny is to become more fully all of whom we can be. Those who are doing this regularly are most often living fulfilled, balanced, happy and rewarding lives. So why is it that the majority settle for less?
Because it’s hard.
The journey of becoming is a journey of struggle and pushing ourselves and doing the hard work. We have a saying we’ve used for years with our fitness brand:
“Never easy… Always worth it!”
Because No One Ever Says…
“I wish I didn’t do that workout.”~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®
“I shouldn’t have had that healthy green juice.”
“I regret getting healthier and fitter.”
No one. Ever. You won’t either.
Do the hard thing. Be your best.
You will never, ever regret it.
You Are More Than You Know
You will never fully know yourself until you embark on the journey to you.
To be your best is to journey to yourSELF. All life is a journey of increasing abilities, awareness and consciousness.
Life is about growth. Life is growth. Your life… your growth. It’s about being more of who you will become through the sweat of your efforts and the struggle of the climb.
Like the rose, you are enough, wherever you are in your journey of becoming. Yet…
Our destiny is ever to be more, do more, have more, see more, feel more, give more, create more and… to love more.
Life is a delicate balance of being content with what is and yet eager for what’s next.
We are designed to pursue more, because more is growth, and all life is compelled to grow. We just need to align with the right “more”.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
The more you create, the more you’re spinning your essence into the world. The more you spin your essence into the world, the more will you—and the world—be able to see all the magnificence you can be and the work you can do.
No one else can. No one else can do it for you. Personal growth is one thing we can never outsource. Even billionaires have to do their own pushups and cardio to keep fit.
We cannot outsource physical growth. Same thing with emotional growth. We can hire coaches to help us and therapists if we need to, but ultimately…
The only way out of where we are to where we want to go is to take daily action, consistently over time.
“To aim for average is a crowded place and you can lose yourself there.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com
This is your time, your gift, your legacy, and your opportunity to become more fully the self you’re destined to become.
If you’re not yet where you want to be, then a part of that has to do with not yet connecting with who you are when you’re your best. So imagine who you want to be in the world. Consider your daydreams from childhood to now. Who are you in that dream realm? And what do you need to do to begin to spin those dreams into existence… into being your best self?
Be your best self, because… well, why wouldn’t you?
~LeAura Alderson, cof0under-iCreateDaily.com
You’ve Got What it Takes
If you choose to.
The cover image is my daughter and cofounder of iCreateDaily, Devani Alderson. Devani is:
- Wearing an iWriteDaily Bella flowy tank top. Here’s that shop link.
- Writing in the iCreateDaily 90 Day Goals Journal. (Here’s a free 30 day digital download).
- Enjoying a glass of watermelon smoothie.
🌹🤗❤️And… Devani is a beautiful rose coming into bloom! ❤️🤗🌹
A Partner can Make All the Difference
More than a fun and inspiring partner, Devani and I help each other push to be more and do more. I tend to nudge Devani in productivity, organization and learning and application in the business arena.
Devani’s quirky humor and humorous way of seeing things reminds me to laugh and to lighten up at times. She also reminds me to exercise, even when I don’t feel like it, and I do the same for her. Even when I’m legitimately tired and could so easily NOT bike our hills, the loud excuses in my head sound empty and whiney when said out loud.
Having an accountability partner, helps you be your best and makes it harder not to. Eventually the power of positive habit takes over and your conscience fills that role. You do the right thing for you, no matter who’s there to witness it, because it becomes about how you feel about yourself when you’re alone… and what you do when no one’s looking.
“Struggles are the training grounds of greatness.”
~Devani Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®
I Must Because I Can’t Not
It was time to walk the dogs and then bike our hills. Exercise is all the more essential for us desk jockeys. But I hadn’t slept well at all for the past few nights, and it was catching up with me.
I was definitely, understandably tired. Yet every valid reason that popped into my head as to why I shouldn’t bike today, sounded trite, and more like an excuse than a valid reason.
I knew that pushing through tired would make all the difference. And, that if I made excuses when I was tired, then the excuses and tiredness would reign. Worse than that, it would create and feed a hungry habit of excusing the hard things.
“The punchline of life is not wealth, it’s not fame, it’s not admiration, it’s how you feel about yourself when you’re by yourself.“
~Tom Bilyeu, cofounder Quest Nutrition & Impact Theory
Never Easy… Always Worth it!
As indicated earlier, choosing the high road and the harder thing is never easy, but it’s always worth it. And on that day, when I biked anyway, I did not regret it. I never have.
The more we practice pushing through the hard things, the easier it gets. We become stronger and more capable until hard isn’t hard any more… it’s just another good habit.
By pushing through tired, I felt better and more energized than if I had given into tired. If I make excuses, they will define and limit me to believe in them more than believing in my ability to push through hard.
When we diminish our capacity, we diminish our life.
Excuses are the death of dreams. Doing is the death of excuses.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®
A TRUISM: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
When we give into our lower, baser selves, we do so at the expense of our higher selves. Yes, there are times when we must rest instead of push… must relax instead of work. Of course.
It’s just that more often than not, we can all do more than we think we can. The only way to grow muscle is to push it.
Excuses fuel our weakness and deplete our power.
If I make excuses, they will define and limit me to believe in them more than believing in my ability to push through hard.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®
Grit in 5 Minutes
Below is an inspiring and motivating video on what you’ve got and how to apply it in less than 5 minutes. This is about students and humans, and it’s about us. It’s about you and the choices you wrestle with each day.
But you only wrestle at first. Once you decide, it gets easier.
We LOVE this quote by speaker, author, teacher-turned-psychologist, Angela Lee Duckworth, author of the book, Grit.
Hello! I’m LeAura, a philosopher, generalist, autodidactic former homeschooling mom, personal development advocate, entrepreneur, writer, editor, author, ideator, media publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life! We’re a media publishing company run by our small family of entrepreneurs, writers, and creators on around topics we enjoy, such as gardening, health and fitness, creativity and pets, with more to come.
While my greatest teacher is Life… my formal training includes certifications in mediation, fitness trainer, and strategic intervention coaching, including marriage and family. My favorite thing ever is helping people discover and grow their incredible potential.
Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: family, learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.
My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation, synthesis and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.
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