When was the last time you gave yourself a gift?
In improv, we are told to accept and build on the offers given. So many people stand around waiting for an offer, forgetting that they can give them to themselves.
The offer you give yourself is as important as the offer that someone else gives you.
This theme runs the same way in our everyday world. Do you listen to your own offers?
What offers do you give yourself?
What offers do you give yourself that make you crazy? Are they really offers, or blocks?
During any family get-together, I see people trying to 'make everyone happy.' Now, this is an impossible offer. All it does is make you miserable. And then who's fault is that? It is an offer you gave yourself - that blocked you instead of allowing you to move forward.
So listen to the offers you give yourself and see which are blocks and which are offers.
Accept and build - and know which offers are the ones to take and which can drive you over the cliff.
I have always admired the Serenity prayer for this idea.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Give yourself a gift. You deserve it. And make it a good one.
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