Faces of the Achiever Syndrome

Inspire Moment #6: The Mask

Welcome to today’s (IN)spire Moment.  Below are some questions I would like you to ponder.

Why do you do what you do? To look successful in the eyes of others? Do you do “it” to fit in?  Are you part of that association/group because that’s what you should be doing at your age?  Does it make you feel like you are involved in something successful but you really don’t care about it at all?  Do you do things and act a certain way because you just want to be included?

If so, let’s talk about the mask you have on.  Maybe it’s not on for the entire day, but when you go to lunch with your co-workers and say things you think people want to hear about you instead of just being yourself, it’s on. Or when you are out in a social setting you wear it because it’s better to do that and fit in and liked and not judged, then to risk wearing your truth.  It would just be too risky to take off the mask and show them who you really are.

I am blogging to tell you that it’s OKAY to take off the mask and just be you.  Why don’t you try just wearing the FACE you were born with for this game of life?  I’m saying for the entire day!  At lunch with co-workers tell them what you really think, at Yoga with your girlfriends, at the 9th hole with your buddies. Take off the mask and see what happens!  They might just feel inspired to take theirs off to.


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