You cannot achieve your way into worth. Full stop. Oh, friends, did you feel the weight of that statement along with me?
Be sure to listen in today as Mary and I discuss her soon-to-release (and absolutely beautiful, I might add) devotional, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. This is a message that I believe will resonate with so many women. The woman who feels like she must always be “on.” The one who is always performing. You know her. Maybe you are her.
Mary shares some practical ways to move from achieving, striving, and performing for our worth to the grace, freedom, and purpose that come from knowing our identities and callings are determined by God. Whether you lean toward what Mary describes as the Performer, the Contortionist, the Tight-Rope Walker, the Masquerader, the Illusionist, or all of the above, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss out on!
Mary Marantz is a speaker, an entrepreneur, plus the bestselling author of Dirt and her soon-to-release book, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. She is also the podcast host of The Mary Marantz Show. She lives in an 1880s fixer-upper by the sea in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband Justin and their two very fluffy golden retrievers, Goodspeed & Atticus.
Signs that you may have an achievement orientation/mentality.
How we must release other people’s dreams and expectations of us.
The filter we walk through life with and how that can affect everything.
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For those of us who did not grow up with a lot, a self-preservationist switch got flipped. It can appear to the outside world as selfish or self-absorption, but we just feel like we are trying to survive.
So many of us are walking around -we are ears to dreams that we have never dreamed, hopes that we have never hoped , a crystal plated version of the good life that someone else has held on our behalf.
I started treating God like a Pez dispenser, keeping the sugary sweets and the highs of getting everything I ever wanted of more of success coming. Never mind the anemic in my faith, in the process. Never mind that what I actually needed besides a filling is an extraction of all the crap I have tried to fill my life with just so the raw nerve endings go quiet for a while – It never works.
Have you ever reached a point where you are starting to get tired of all of this achieving and running and acquiring and accumulating? Then none of the other stuff is going to work.
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