Prior to moving recently, one of my neighbors gave my husband a great piece of advice for his new job, and I had the blessing of hearing it myself. She said, “Show up.” Through her experience of being by her husband’s side as he served in the same type of position a few years ago, she learned that what was really needed the most was for administrators was to show up and be consistently present. The insight that I got from those awesome words is that how we “show up” is important in how we are living our lives, both in our physical presence and in our way of being.
I ask my clients this question in a variety of ways all the time, “For what it is that you want to achieve, or for the challenge you are facing, what is your way of being? Is your way of being in alignment with what it is you say you want to achieve?” I am checking in on my own way of being all of the time as well. I routinely ask myself, “How am I showing up as a wife?” “How am I showing up as a mother?” “How am I showing up in my life?” Being aware of our way of being and how we show up is beneficial for helping us stay focused and achieve all of our goals.
For your life goals, and what you want to achieve in your life, how are you showing up?