I try my best not to expect others to do something if I am not willing to do it myself. I think of myself as a role model, not only at work but in society as well. I am constantly trying to be a teacher. I teach my students at school and in turn they teach me some things as well, although I don't let them know that...all the time. I need to keep the upper ground somehow!
When I was young, I never wanted to be a teacher because I didn't want to be responsible for others' actions. I now look at the word teacher in a much different light...that it's not just a person in a classroom. Everyone is a teacher to somebody, but I have chosen not only to see it that way, but to act on that as well. I try and act as if someone is watching, which means the potential of learning is there. By exercising, meditating, and eating healthy, I am exemplifying self-care. I don't necessarily have to lecture people about all of the benefits that come along with these things because it will show on it's own. I cannot expect others to take care of themselves if I am not taking care of me. If I expect others to take risks and be vulnerable, then I too shall do the same.
Today's Focus: What do I expect of others? What can others expect of me?