In my last post, I asked you to take a mental snapshot of yourself when you were at your best, when you were unstoppable.
Take a moment and look now at that snapshot—stay there for a bit. Take it in.
What’s a descriptive phrase that captures the essence of that moment or time of You at Your Best?
Get it right so that to bring up the mental picture all you need to do is say the phrase.
Mine is “Nancy in the pink dress.”
When I was finishing my masters, eons ago, Dr. Ernest Bufkin, my advisor, cknowledged me in ways that even today bring me feelings of gratitude and pride.
When I sat for my orals, I wore [you guessed it] a pink dress. The phrase “Nancy in the pink dress” gives me a clear picture of myself, of the scene, and how I felt.
As I wrote my dissertation, just saying “Nancy in the pink dress” brought up a vision of me at my best. That phrase and vision reminded me of what I had accomplished and what I was capable of doing.
As you prepare to write – you’ve done your deep breathing and you’re in a quiet, eflective moment— say aloud the phrase that brings the image to mind of You at Your Best.
Soak it in and allow it to fill you with hope and courage.
Do you have a phrase of you at your best? I’d love to hear about it!
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Until next time—my best to you,
Nancy Whichard, PhD, PCC
nancy @ nancywhichard.com