Welcome back to another episode of No Whining Wednesday! Today, you cannot whine, criticize, or complain.
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People often comment that I am a calm person. First, I am not always serene. I can turn up for sure, but I am a chill person for the most part.
But this person you see today took years of work to develop. Like you, I am still growing and learning and have much to discover about myself.
By now, you all know I love quotes, and one that always centers me is the following African Proverb that is the catalyst for today’s inspiring word:
The Lioness Does Not Need to Roar
Although this proverb says lioness, this does not mean they intended it only for women. The message is powerful for whoever needs it. When you operate in your authentic self, there’s no reason to act outside that. You do not need to prove people wrong or right. The truth does not need to be defended. It defends itself. The lioness’ presence is powerful enough. She (or he) ain’t gotta be pressed.
I learned long ago never to let anyone take me outside my character. To be so triggered that people can always get you to snap, crackle, and pop is way too much power to give away. We are responsible for always showing up as ourselves, even when that self differs from what people are used to seeing. I’ve been called weak for not saying as much as people think I should in situations or stupid because I refuse to lower my frequency.
Call it what you want, but I am who I am. And I’m not letting anyone reduce me. Again, the lioness does not need to roar. Sometimes, the best way to defend your position is to simply operate in it.
Now, do not get it twisted. The lioness roars, but she does not have to, to keep the people in awe. Her presence is enough. She is an example that often, true confidence is calm.
You do not need to chase what is already yours or prove what you already know is true.
Just walk in it.