FORGIVE OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN FREEDOM
As we begin this new week, let's welcome Monday with a spirit of forgiveness. Perhaps someone said or did something this past weekend or week that upset, hurt, or disappointed us. Maybe it was a friend, or parent, a spouse or a child, maybe it was a coworker or a complete stranger. You might already have someone in mind.
When you think about what they did or said or how they behaved it might bring up anger, or frustration, or resentment..
CLARITY IS POWER
I wish I could say I came up with this, but I didn't. A much smarter person than I said it first, but I'm rolling with it now.
It's not enough to say "I want to be successful" or "I want to help people" or "I want to be a good mother or father." In order for us to be able to work towards a goal and a way of life, we must define, with specificity and exactness what that looks like.
A big reason we don't have it defined is because on a subconscious level (
LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS
When we were learning how to ride a bike, many of us began with training wheels. The training wheels allowed us to discover balance without the risk of falling down. It protected us. It kept us safe.
So why not just always have that protection even as we got better at riding??? Well, because training wheels limited speed, they get in the way, hell they weren't cool. Haha.
At a certain point, in order to have the freedom and joy of riding our bike,
OWN YOUR MISTAKES
We ALL make mistakes, some small and routine, and others massive and embarrassing.
A few days ago we talked about perfection and how it is a trap. (Thank you all for the positive feedback) When you understand that 'perfect' is not real, it makes it easier to accept that everyone makes mistakes. It is just part of life.
Do not run from your mistakes.
Do not try to spin your mistakes.
Do not try to pass the burden of your mistakes.
Don't make a mistake
YOU ARE NOT YOUR LIMITING THOUGHTS
We all have those thoughts that have been circulating around our minds for years and years, if not decades. Some of those thoughts we have had so long, that we have actually come to believe them as our truth. They are negative stories that were either giving to us by others, or we started to develop based on our lives and view of the world.
I'm not good enough to do that.
My father wasn't there for me so ...
I didn't come from a
UNLEASH YOUR MIND
MAKE IT REAL
WRITE IT DOWN
Have the courage to write "it" down. What is "it?"
"It" is your goal
"It" is your dream
"It" is your idea
"It" is your brilliant thought.
A lot of us have ideas racing around in our minds all day. We have full conversations in our head. We think of the things we want to do, we have a mental checklist.... And that's all fine and good, until LIFE HAPPENS.
How many times have you stopped and said..."damn, what was I just
PERFECT IS A TRAP
My senior year of high school, I was voted "Class Perfectionist." I thought because "perfect" was in the phrase that it was a compliment...Haha, I was wrong.
The word "Perfect" is a trap.
I always wanted to do things perfect. I wanted to be the best. I wanted to "be a natural." But the truth is, when I chased the things I could be "perfect" at, it meant I only did the things that came easy to me, and I avoided the things that were difficult.
If it di
BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO SPENT TIME WITH.
No one wants to be around jaded, entitled, judgmental, cynical, unhappy people. I know that I don't, and I assume 96% of you reading this don't either. (***no science behind that 96%... haha)
We want to be around happy, encouraging, supportive, energetic, passionate people. We want to be around the people that make us want more. We want to be around people we admire and we are interested in and we are impressed by.
So be that per
NO MATTER WHAT
I'm in St. Louis right now in my hotel on a work trip, and I'll be honest, I didn't want to get up early today. I wasn't feeling particularly motivated today. I wanted to sleep, I wanted to lay there. But I couldn't.
I couldn't because I made a commitment to myself. That commitment is: No matter what, I stick to my routine. So I did.
I have learned that I can't get caught up in my feelings. I need to keep my word to myself.
Every step of the way, every
I heard a story of a man talking with a woman who complained that she struggled with procrastination. The man ask her, "if I said meet me here tomorrow morning at 4:30a and I'll give you 3 million dollars, what would you do?" The woman very quickly said, "I'd be here at 4:15a" as she laughed and smiled. The man said, "see, you don't have a procrastination problem, your goals just aren't that important to you. You have no urgency for your goals."
I am sure we