When I started to queue up this week’s Saturday Archive Aloha, this instantly popped up in my memory though it was written two years ago: This January, Slow Down.
I have been trying to do just that. Maybe you have too? January has this tendency to zoom ahead with a lot of impatience, not all of it the good kind of impatience, and we need to do what is most reasonable for us.
You probably noticed that this past week’s Speaking with Aloha affirmations trickled down to just two postings,
I slowed them down purposely, for each one felt weighty to me: These turned into a review of our basics, as much as being an affirmation. It’s felt great to review our basics, so that’s not a bad thing, not at all. I think it is better to take time when we need it, stretching some affirmations over a day, or two, or even three.
To save you the Reprise click, I’ll repeat the relevance of This January, Slow Down here:
Here’s what I know: An opportunity needs a champion to own it completely before it can amount to anything worthwhile.
And not just any champion. A devoutly committed, singularly devoted and passionately vocal champion, not someone who dips their toes in the water of one opportunity while looking around for the next one.
Meaningful convictions are kind of rare. However they aren’t rare due to limited availability, they’re rare because we human beings are so fickle and impatient; we flit and flutter from one thing to another and don’t execute as well as we’re able to.
If you were to choose one opportunity — perhaps one value, or one key concept [or one affirmation] — and be its champion, looking no further than that for now, you can wallow in the joyful exploration of all its connections. You can foster all the partnerships it can reveal for you, and you can be inspired by every single facet of its character, fascination, and potential for learning. You can see, hear, and otherwise sense that opportunity for all it is, and all it can be.
That’s what I’m going to do.
~ This January, Slow Down (original article link)
So may I suggest something?
If you miss seeing a new Speaking with Aloha affirmation prompting in our project, return to one of the previous ones and recharge it for the day ahead. Be a champion of the affirmations you have already come up with. Speak them again, and commit to them again, for repetition can be a very smart practice (it adds to a manager’s credibility with reliability). Wear them again, and wear them well.