Here is one of my favorite Weekly TIps from the past and a great reminder for all of us to SHOW UP:-). Enjoy!
“Becoming invisible is a process of your choosing. Don’t choose it.” ~LMB
Becoming invisible doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a slow, insidious process of hiding, silencing, going along to get along and constant steps taken to blend into the background. You don’t want to stand out too much. You don’t want to be seen as too different. You don’t want to cause problems. You don’t want to be called on, cause conflict, hurt another’s feelings, be seen as thinking you’re “all that”, be “too much” and on and on. Becoming invisible takes work.
Being invisible is your way of staying in the box:
- Keep your opinions to yourself.
- Don’t be too big for your britches.
- Don’t be a bitch. Don’t be a nag.
- Don’t dress like a boy.
- Don’t dress like a slut.
- Be nice.
- Go along to get along
Being invisible is also your way of betraying the best part of yourself—the real you. When you finally reach the stage of feeling invisible, you have successfully dimmed your light down so much that people don’t see you. Eventually, you also fail to “see” yourself. Hiding doesn’t serve you or those around you. You were meant to take your place in this world as only you can. Don’t blow that opportunity. No one and nothing is worth blending in so much that no one sees you.
Challenge: Stop trying to hide, blend and “fit in”. It’s a waste of time and a sad waste of the gift of life you were given. Stand up. Be you. SHOW UP. The world is waiting for you.