Here are some life lessons that I’ve learned and internalized in the past two weeks. I hope they help you too:
💡Confront your fear and grow out of it
If you’re ‘scared’ of something, confront it head-on. Stand in front of an audience, swim, fly a plane, enter a dark place, eat the insects, jump off the diving board. Then you will realize you are stronger and braver than you think, and you will be released by the grips of fear. I dove in a dark, refreshing (a.k.a.cold) grotto last week to be pleasantly surprised by the experience and all the treasures I saw under the water.
You are terrific. You are beautiful/handsome. You are enough. Believe me! Living my best life gives me the confidence to travel alone, eat alone, cook new meals, and take on new challenges.
💡Step out of your comfort zone
Do things you have always dreamed. Explore outside the ‘normalcy’ of your life. Be a difference-maker and a visionary. Making promises I’m unsure of how to keep is my super-power. My vision board keeps me heading in that direction.
Share your story. You may have done something that inspires others. Everyone has life experiences and yours may be just what someone needs to hear and learn from and make their own dreams come true, or vice versa. On a long car ride, in an airplane, during a walk, or at the small, corner dinner table, you learn a lot about someone.
Enjoy where you are and with whom. Make the most of each encounter and be grateful for its teachings.
💡Exhibit love, appreciation, & gratitude at all times
Those three emotions breed more. You can’t be in any other emotion when you’re in gratitude: no sadness, anger, disappointment. I know in my heart how fortunate and blessed I am.
Gentle reminder: the five types of people you want to surround yourself with are the inspired, the motivated, the passionate, the grateful, and the open-minded.