Lately I’ve been thinking about “showing up” and how I “show up” in my life both personally and professionally.
Living in a fast-paced city like New York, there are a lot of opportunities and invitations. I can’t possibly attend everything, but I try to be really mindful about what I do commit to.
And when I’ve accepted an invitation, I’m fully committed. While things do come up, I do my best – everything in my power- to show up.
I wasn’t always this intentional.
There was a time in my life when I would have haphazardly accepted invitations and blown them off for something better or because I was tired or “had to work late”.
Through my spiritual practice and personal experience, I’ve realized that flaking and canceling isn’t the way I want to “show up” for myself or life in general, because the way you do one thing, is the way you do everything.
Why do I choose to “show up” when it’s often easier not to?
- I value the commitments I make
- I want to be the type of person who is accountable, reliable and committed so that’s who I “show up” as
- I trust that the Universe brought an event or opportunity to me and if I agreed to go, there is a reason why: a person I’m supposed to meet, an experience I’m supposed to have, a door I’m meant to walk through or something I need to learn
- Experience has taught me I never regret showing up but I’ve always felt bad about not showing up
- Following through is one way I honor myself
Does this ring true for you too?
How do you show up and is it aligned with how you want to be in this world?