Just like the boogeyman, these drastic misconceptions of self are all in our head. Ask yourself, “What would the world look like if we take the time and energy to shift our culture to an adult boogeyman free zone?” One where we shine the light on all the scary dark places, and find out once and for all that it isn’t filled with failure and shame, but instead radiating ability, positivity and possibilities. Foster a culture that exists on the idea that everyone has the ability to be successful in their own way, a culture where we expend our energy on lifting others up, a culture rooted in the appreciation of individual skills as a contribution to the whole… That is a culture that could achieve accomplishments that we have hardly even imagined yet!
Starting with small steps, ask yourself the following then apply the answers through action:
What would you contribute to a society that focused on your strengths?
What would you thank your best friend for contributing?
Do you thank others for their contributions often enough?