Remember being a little kid on a teeter totter? So long as the kid on the other side was relatively the same size, you could bounce up and down endlessly. It was a grand time.
Each week, since forming the Accountability Project, I’ve set a word or phrase as my mantra. It can change mid-week, but it is a daily reminder of where my focus lies.
I remember standing backstage at a beauty pageant when I was five years old. I was awaiting my turn for an interview in front of a few hundred people. Not truly knowing what it meant to be nervous, my mother says to me, “You’ll do great sweetie. Just be yourself.” Even my five year old self wondered what that meant.