First and foremost, I have accepted the fact that even though there are 15 different issues that I care about, I cannot advocate for all of them. I’ve allowed myself to identify a few core issues that I care about the most and those are the ones I’m holding myself accountable for remaining engaged and active on.
The second thing is, I’ve set a very clear intention about the energy and the vibe that I wish to embody during this political discourse. I’ve asked myself, “Do I want to come across in a state of aggression, anger, and conflict or do I really want to embody the energy of solidarity, affirmation, and conviction?” I have to confess, I’ve tried it both ways and emotionally standing for something feels so much better than standing against something if that makes any sense. I’ve set a very clear intention on how I want to show up in the world.
The third thing is, I’m asking myself “What am I going to do to emanate that vibe out in my community?” Here, the options are pretty limitless. I can volunteer, I can donate, I can speak out on a personal level, on a public level, online, offline, I can protest, you name it. I have so many different options that I can choose from. However, I am looking for the areas where I feel like my own personal strengths can be the most effective. I’m holding myself accountable for emanating that positive vibe out into the world that I live in. Overall, my hope is that these 3 strategies will help me remain engaged in the political dialogue in a sustainable way. I don’t want to burn out and become silent, and I also don’t want to be responding from a reactive place. I’m hoping to come across intentionally and consciously. Fingers crossed, we’ll see if it works.To learn more about our coaching philosophy and expertise at Flourish, CLICK HERE.