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December 14, 2023

"Caring is a powerful force."

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This positivity quote is born from a deeply personal thought. Last week I was being coached by my friend Greg Benedikt and he helped me understand something about myself that I’d never seen before. Deep in my bones, I know the north star for how I want to live my life, which is “with intentionality”. Greg asked me what it would mean for me to live even more intentionally, and after a long pause my response was that it means I would care deeply about everything that I do.

I’d never connected the idea of being intentional with being caring, but it clicked for me.

To have intentionality with your diet is to really care about what you eat, making the healthy decision that fuels your body. To have intentionality with your work is to really care about spending your time doing only the most meaningful things. To have intentionality with your relationships is to listen carefully, being deeply present to understand what they need from you and how you can contribute to the conversation, and their life.

With that in mind, I wanted to share today’s positivity quote - “Caring is a powerful force.”

Now what does it mean to care? It means to be sincere and treat things with the importance they deserve. It means that you have good intentions and you genuinely want what’s best for someone. It means that you put your heart into something because you believe in it. To care is to love, and we know how powerful love is.

I feel like I’m already a very caring person, but if I can be vulnerable for a second, one of my biggest insecurities is that I don’t actually care. That I just make it look like I care but deep down I’m really selfish and don’t care about anything other than myself, and therefore don’t love anything other than myself. There’s only a small part of me that thinks that, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t there.

And I think that’s why I have gone all-in on being intentional. Because being intentional is caring, then the more intention I put into things the more I prove to myself that I do care. And it makes me feel really good to believe it.

It’s certainly true for me but I think it’s true for everyone - “Caring is a powerful force.”

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