play your own instrument

There are few things I have to tell myself almost daily.  One of them is simply that giving 100% is enough.   Trying to be the best mom, wife, leader, etc… is ONE thing.  But at some point, I have to be able to look into the mirror and just be OK with who I am.   

Every single thing that I’ve ever been through has prepared me for today.  And no matter where my feet take me today, I will draw from that experience to handle myself in a way that could be completely different than the way someone else may handle it.  But that’s ok.  

As a leader at the top of Scentsy’s compensation plan, I take managing my team crazy seriously.  I read books, watch trainings, go to events, & daily pray to be the best leader I can be for those depending on me.   And some days I feel pretty good about myself.  But here’s what I’ve found:  I’m going to let someone down.   Someone won’t agree with something I say, or do.  Many will feel like they could do my job better.  And maybe they can! 

but my 100% is just that.  it’s my all.   

When you have those feelings, I hope you’ll remind yourself that, too!  you-are-enough1

Work hard to make yourself proud.  Anyone who expects more from you hasn’t walked in your shoes.  They can’t play your instrument in this life.  and you can’t play theirs.  

BE OK WITH THAT.  and expect them to be.

One of my biggest encouragements has been this book by  Dale CarnegieHow to Stop Worrying and Start Living:   “You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.”

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