Have you ever had a bad handshake? How does it feel? Nasty right? Perhaps the giver extended a “limp fish,” maybe their hands were wet, or dirty. You might suspect they just came from the bathroom and didn’t wash, or they just picked their nose. Fortunately, not all handshakes are bad.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I got to shake their hand!“? As if they met someone so acclaimed and celebrated you questioned your friend’s grip on reality (no pun intended). Maybe you wondered if your buddy would ever wash their hands again. Or maybe they even boast about “front row seats” and “how close” they got to someone famous.
Google a list of the “10 most famous people” and you will amass a frightening medley of lineups. Just picking a list of the 10 best athletes, musicians or actors is hard enough (Not that I have ever tried, or care to). But who can’t think of someone they wouldn’t mind brushing shoulders with? Whose hand would you shake?
What if we treated ourselves with the same adulation as the person you just thought of? What if we acted with so much integrity that we knew a simple handshake with ourselves made any ambition of ours a DONE DEAL?
THE CHALLENGE: Instead of sticking your hand in the blender every time you make a commitment to yourself. Meditate upon the high degree of honor, integrity, and passion you will devote to your pledge. Start appreciating the handshakes with yourself just as you would for that celebrity of choice.