I had an amazing conversation with a young lady I was interviewing yesterday. She said something that made me love her vibe instantly. She said, “Everyone keeps asking me about my 10 year & my 5 year plan. All that’s fine but I’m focused on my RIGHT NOW plan.”
I so wanted to interrupt her and say “Woot! There it is!” as she asserted her power so confidently. In that moment, I could sense her resolve, determination and commitment. She had faced a lot of transition over the last year, experiencing a few job related blows due to Covid. Yet, she found her power to own her moment.
All I could do was smile as I savored the good look of confidence on her. She showed up to our interview a bit grungy & casual. In fact, she was doing some work at a ballpark and went to the car for a break to take the call with me. She apologized for her attire but owned the moment nonetheless. She had only learned of our interview time after she was headed to do the work at the ballpark. It reminded me of the classic scene in the movie “Pursuit of Happyness” where Will Smith showed up for his life changing interview after being released from jail with paint splatters all over him. Both of them seized the moment.
You see, we all face situations, circumstances & conditions that have the potential to impact and even degrade our self worth and esteem. But with every moment, we have a choice. A choice to consider our own interests and how we will show up. Will we go “low” or go “high” concerning ourselves? Will we seize our moments and own them fully? Will we leverage the great opportunity that every moment holds?
We must remain courageous and show up strong every time, owning every “moment” regardless of what our experience was or what might’ve happened.
We have power to be great and execute our RIGHT NOW plan.
Embrace Your Power & Go
Author: Denise Taylor
I’m on a mission to help professional women thrive. Hear me loud & clear... Don’t Settle. You can have it all. I live a blessed life & you can too.