Act Global as an NGO that focuses on youth empowerment realizes that most of the young people don’t know what they are doing and that’s why we conducted this Program Belajar with Ms. Lidia Lavigne as the speaker, she is a Life Coach, Personal Branding Strategist, and Writing Mentor. She used to work in Luxury Yacht and hospitality.
To get to know ourselves, the first thing that we need to do is to realize and acknowledge our emotions. The next thing that we need to do after realizing our emotion is to accept it, and not deny it. And why is it important to accept our emotions? By accepting our emotion, we give the chance to ourselves to learn about it, become skilled, and we know how to manage it.
The next step after accepting our emotion is to get to know what we like and what we don’t like about ourselves. Ms. Lidia asked us to prepare a piece of paper for this session and write 10 things that we like about ourselves. Sometimes it’s easier to see what other people are good at, or how beautiful they are, but it is very hard to see the good things in us. Instead it is easier to criticize ourselves.
As there are always 2 sides of a coin, after we write 10 things we like about ourselves, Ms. Lidia also asks us to write 10 things that we don’t like about ourselves. And after we wrote 10 things that we don’t like about ourselves, she advised us that we should be willing to change for the better. Ms. Lidia gave the analogy about the negative traits that we have and we are willing to change it like old clothes. If we think of having an old clothes, it probably doesn’t look beautiful anymore and obviously we want to change to a new beautiful clothes and sadly changing our negative trait isn’t that easy, for example if we have trauma, we keep holding on to that, and it is very hard to decide to forgive and move on with life.
After the “Getting to know Yourself” session, like our Program Belajar title or theme, we continue with the “Find Your Life Purpose” session, Ms. Lidia taught us to be brave to dream, because dream is like our destination or purpose. Without having dreams, we will be confused, even if we do something we don’t know the purpose or the destination.
One of the best ways to keep us motivated about our dreams is to write it and make a vision board. We have to really feel that we have already lived the life that we dream of, or we already have something that we want. To script and to visualize are two ways to manifest our dreams according to the Law of Attraction. Law of Attraction is a philosophy suggesting a positive thought will bring a positive result to someone’s life, and so does with negative thought. It is based on the belief that thoughts are a form of energy, and positive energy attracts success in all areas of life, including health, finances, and relationships.
And as usual we end our Program Belajar with QnA and taking pictures together.
Written by: Nevy Pangestika