In a world of uncertainty, there is nothing more important than knowing 100% for sure that someone, somewhere out in the wildly rolling waves of life, is keeping the lighthouse lit just for you.
We don't need people to encourage us to keep curling the 5 lb weights that obviously are a better fit for the tiny 80 year old woman in Silver Sneakers class. We need people who are going to yell in our face as we struggle to put up the 20 lb shoulder press, and encourage you to go for that last rep before our arms fall, exhausted, but our pride swells, elated.
Life is a series of mistakes for everyone. The hard lessons are only given to those brave enough to step outside their comfort zone.
When you admire someone, you naturally want them to think highly of you. And as the saying goes, imitation is the highest form of flattery. But the thing is, if you are truly admiring the right people, they will want you to become the best version of yourself, not the second-best version of them.
Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. This includes communicating the good AND the bad. If you only communicate the positive and sweep the negative under the rug, this is like living on a diet of sugar; it's delicious, but not life-sustaining. However, if you only focus on the bad and leave out the good, that's akin to being on starvation rations; eventually, that relationship will look as bad as a wanna-be Instagram model.
Many times we succumb to society's ideals of what a journey should look like or when we should reach a certain destination. Females especially are susceptible to this pitfall. If you are making progress towards a goal, a life desire, or even simply just having fun, you are doing it right.
Potential without action is useless. There is everything right with seeing true potential inside or outside of yourself. There is everything wrong with simply sitting back and expecting great things to happen with no effort.
Feelings are ever-changing and maddeningly, unaffected by logic. Yet paradoxically, sometimes the only thing that can help change someone's emotions is the simple acknowledgment that their state of mind is real and that it is okay.
While I was being productive browsing Instagram the other day, I scrolled past the following quote: Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. -William B. Sprague I absolutely love this. In other words... Don't wait for the skill, create the skill. For much of my life,... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking about relationships quite a bit lately, and today has been a particularly contemplative day. Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast on the value of time detailing, among other things, why certain people are justified in charging large amounts of money for their skill set (Forever Jobless, Season 2, Episode 49). He... Continue Reading →