Let’s say you set out this January to learn a new instrument. Or get back to the gym. Or become a better parent.
Imagine it’s the end of the year and you’ve accomplished your goal.
You look in the mirror and smile because you felt the internal resistance to a change of habits but persevered. You made a plan and carried it out. You had a few setbacks but continued. And now you’re enjoying the results.
And then, right beside your own face, you see another one in the mirror. Maybe it’s your partner’s, or your friend’s, or your coworker’s. (You get the idea–pick a face that’s important to you.) And that face is frowning. Or glaring at you in anger. Or looking scared and… alone. Because now you’re outshining them.
That’s not what you intended. You didn’t mean to make them feel smaller in any way. You didn’t want your own success to hurt them, but you see in their eyes that it has. And you almost wish you could take back all the progress you’ve made so everything was back to normal.
Mentally Preparing To Shine
If outshining someone is a fear you have as you embark on your journey of growth in 2022, you’re not alone. According to psychologist Gay Hendricks, this is one of the main internal barriers that keep people from achieving what they consciously want. If you resonate with this:
- Acknowledge it instead of denying and repressing it.
- Ask yourself where you picked up the notion that your shine will have a negative impact on others.
- Share these reflections with the person you’re looking to for inspiration and accountability as you take on your 2022 goals.
- And begin to imagine their face in the mirror as one that smiles instead of frowning. Because people who truly love you will always celebrate your achievements.
At Oats Overnight, we believe that you deserve the chance to achieve your goals, and personal growth is never a zero-sum game. There’s plenty of room in this world for everyone to shine.
Fueling Your Growth
At Oats Overnight, we believe that small, healthy choices add up over time. Something as simple as switching up your breakfast routine can lead to healthier habits and positive changes to your lifestyle. You have goals for the new year. Starting your day with our nutrient-dense flavors is a great place to start.
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