Today I am watching the parade in celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers and their national championship victory.
Over and over, newscasters reminded viewers of all-star player LeBron James and his fulfilled promise of winning the championship. For years LeBron used his voice to instill a message of hope to his fans and team.
Today the Cavaliers and Cleveland community have transcended beyond the promise and are living a reality of triumph. It has been amazing to witness the return of a stronger and more playful vibe to the residents of “Believeland.”
How do you use your winning voice? What is your message? Here are three key ways for expressing yourself:
- Sit quietly and think about what you said and did in the past seven days. How do you instill your message in others? One of the words I frequently use is “beautiful.” When I describe something as beautiful, I realize that my mind and heart are positive and open. When I act from a beautiful place, I believe this energy heals the world. Choose and believe in your words. Let them lift you and the world around you.
- Recall a promise you kept to yourself, someone else or a cause. How did you move beyond filling a promise and living in a reality of triumph? It’s important to mark the occasion in a joyful way. Set a yearly reminder in your calendar and recall the promise. Hold a moment of silence and smile with gratitude. You may even want to spend time with your tribe and host a fun ritual to honor the promise.
- Are you all in? Promises made and kept are the hallmark of integrity. Keeping a promise also promotes our highest self. When we make a promise to hold ourselves accountable we build resilience and show our true colors. It is a chance to stretch in all directions.