7 Powerful Ways to Show up for Yourself Daily

What does it mean to ‘show up for yourself?’ How are you showing up for yourself.

I’ve worked in the hospital for a short period in my lifetime as a health worker and run night calls/shifts.

Hated losing my sleep at the start and when I finally left but every time I think about it – there’s was something to learn from showing up.

Except we were sick ourselves, 99% of the time – we showed up. It didn’t matter if it were exceeding 12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours of straight work.

Not because we liked the feeling – we were not Navy Seals looking forward to suffering but because it was what we signed up for.

It was doing something beyond us. Most importantly, it was service to humanity.

We value genuine people, we value unique people but more often what we expect the most from people is consistency.

Authenticity fosters trust and is not mutually exclusive with consistency, but consistency is the only thing that guarantees success in any activity.

How to start showing up for yourself?

1) Push yourself daily to take action

If you’re never pushing yourself – you’re not going to leave your comfort zone.

You’re never gon’ know exactly what extent your mind can reach.

Its the key to building healthy habits that can help you reach your best potential.

2) Be Present 

There’s a quote that says “fault is past tense, responsibility is present tense.”

Showing up daily shows you live in the present and are confident of the future.

If you’re trapped by the past you can’t show up daily – winners who show up daily live fully in the present.

3) Be Consistent 

Take for example, the writing game. Seth Godin believes that nothing like ‘writer’s block’ exists.

In fact, I’ve 10x my blogging habits by just following this principle:

“Write something. Then improve it.
Then write something else.
Repeat the process until you have a post.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block.
There’s simply fear of bad writing. Do enough bad writing and some good writing is bound to show up.”

4) Showing up daily is a Mindset Game

Always remember you’re competing with no one else but yourself. Its You vs you.

Work on developing the right habit, right mindset, show up every day to your goals and vision.

5) Do it anyways

Once you work on your mind you’ll realize that you got to do it anyway.

Tired? Scared? Uncertain about the outcome? – Do it anyway.

Just about everything you do easily now was once difficult to do. What made the difference? Practice. The more you practice, the easier it will get. It’s what moves you from:

  • Fear→ confidence
  • difficult → easy
  • incompetent → competent

Your only focus at the start is to make sure your goals align with your values. Nothing else can stop you if you decide to follow through your plans and executing.

6) Stay Committed & say no to interesting opportunities

Commitment shows you’ve made the decision yourself. Don’t commit to things and people you don’t care about just to please them.

Be an Essentialist in making commitments –showing  up daily is about keeping commitments – starting from yourself by following through on what you say you’re going to do.

7) Never give up

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Don’t give up because you haven’t started seeing the results you expect. Don’t give up because you think you can no more make it.

Shoot your shots daily. Growth is a result of taking massive action and consistency.

You show up for yourself because you accept yourself, support yourself and love yourself.


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