Monday Motivation: You’ve Got The Power!
Monday Motivation, 10.16.17
Written by: Stacy Tolbert
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
We Can Only Be What We Give Ourselves the Power to Be
The world around us today is one that is so fast paced and often feels narcissistic and I feel that our individuality can easily get lost. We hand over the power our behaviors, our confidences and even our failures to the world around us when these are ours to own.
Your actions, words and behaviors are yours and in the end, you are responsible for them. Though accountability is a wonderful thing do not forget that you will have failures and it is ok to recover from those and rebuild your confidence. We are more often our number one critic, but never our number one fan. In the age of social media, we are constantly comparing ourselves to others instead of being ourselves.
As a lot of you know I have an 8-year-old daughter and I am desperately trying to instill confidence, accountability and humility in her prior to unleashing her into the world beyond my reach which is rapidly approaching. I want her to know that she has the power, she is responsible for her actions and reactions but when there is a failure do not condemn yourself. We should take that moment to learn, improve and proceed forward.
I discovered this proverb I was reading “I am Sacagawea” with Zoe and I stumbled upon this thought from Chief Meninock while doing my research and I think he explains this proverb best:
“It is unfortunate when someone fails us, but it isn’t as bad as when we fail ourselves. The minute we make a mistake or fall short, we begin to condemn ourselves. How could we have been so dumb, so inept, so careless? We are victim by our own mouths. It is too easy to make a habit of thinking we are second-rate, not quite equal to others. If we say it enough times, we think it, and it all feeds down into our hearts to surface again when we don’t need it. Who can love us if we do not love ourselves? Who will build us up if we are busy tearing us down? Confidence is winning over self – not others. But we have to stir up the gift that is within us, see that we appreciate all the small things we can do well. We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be.” -Chief Meninock
Stacy Tolbert, the Executive Assistant to Ben Rogers & The Rogers-Long Team of Hometown Realty, was a client of Ben & Kevin’s in 2015. After hiring The RLT for her family’s move, Ben returned the favor and hired her to come work with the team! Stacy’s primary role is coordinating transactions from contract to close. In addition, Stacy assists in the marketing of listings and helps with the team’s client care services. In her spare time, you can find Stacy working in the garden, tasting Craft Beer, or managing her three fantasy football teams!