Life Coaching Tip: If you are holding back and hiding behind the scenes, then I want to inspire you to get louder and bolder! Although it takes courage to stand out, the alternative can be soul-sucking! Your unique gifts and talents are needed in this world, my friend! You were born to shine!
The weather was gorgeous here in Northeast Ohio towards the end of the week, and my morning walks were delightful. It was a wonderful mid-December treat!
The wildlife seemed to enjoy the mild temperatures too, with everyone out and about, socializing and getting a bite to eat. It’s my guess that the birds started the party, waking the creatures who live at the park with their early morning songs.
The morning activity highlighted how many species of birds remain in the area for the winter months, which is amazing considering how cold the temperatures near the lake can get. I love the variety of their calls, and sometimes I close my eyes and take in the chorus that expands far out into the distance.
But it was not necessary for me to close my eyes to listen on Friday morning, because one little birdie was belting out its anthem so loudly that it caught my immediate attention.
It took me a few seconds to spot it though because I think I was looking for a much larger bird to match the decibel level of its tune. However, when my eyes finally caught sight of it high up in a tree, I watched in amazement as the little one gallantly sang its heart out!
I totally admired the little birdie’s conviction, and I marveled at its self-confidence! It may have been tiny in stature, but clearly, this birdie never got the memo. It was shining in its zone of brilliance, claiming its place as one of the most prominent birds in the park!
Later, as I continued on my way, I thought about what a great example that little birdie can be for us humans. I love how it perched itself high up in the treetop and serenaded its message out to the world!
I don’t imagine it questioned its own singing abilities or qualifications for the job. It didn’t worry about outshining the other birds in the park, and it didn’t make itself quiet and small so as not to offend anybody.
I mean, what a shame that would have been if it had! The distinctive songs and melodies of each bird species help to make life on this planet beautiful!
So, you may see where I am going with this.
I’m wondering if you are showing up to life like this bold little birdie, perched high up on a treetop, singing your heart out, giving the world all you’ve got?
If your answer is “yes”, then that’s awesome! Rock on!
But if you are hiding in the tree branches, chirping quietly with the chorus, holding back, afraid to shine, then I want to inspire you to get louder and bolder!
Although it takes courage to stand out, the alternative can be soul-sucking. You are not here to be ordinary and blend in. Now, more than ever, your unique gifts and talents are needed in this world.
Like this little birdie, my friend, you were born to shine!