Today’s wisdom is courtesy of the oh-so-fabulous Danielle LaPorte, and comes via my Desire Map Planner!
Many of us have our relationship to ambition and goal setting inside out. We’re chasing external stuff to do, have, and experience and hope that when we get there, we’ll feel awesome – and sometimes, we do. But too often, we really don’t.
Everything we do is driven by the desire to feel a certain way. Everything. You are not chasing the goal itself, you are chasing the feelings you hope attaining that goal will give you. So, knowing how you want to feel is the most potent clarity you can have. Generating those core desired feelings is the most powerful thing you can do with your life.
Be clear on your desired feelings, and then all of your goals are a means to create those feelings. It’s that simple. The foundation of a good relationship with intentions and goals is keeping in mind that the primary aim of setting and working toward them is to feel the way you most want to feel. The external things you want to have and experience are in service to your heart and soul.
Feeling good is the whole point and you get to define EXACTLY what “feeling good” means to and for you.
It’s your LIFE. It’s YOUR life.
What does feeling good mean to YOU?
I HATED pushups.
I couldn’t do them.
They caused pain in my shoulders, a lingering injury from a car accident many moons ago.
And they made me feel WEAK.
And I hate feeling weak (does anyone actually ENJOY that?!), so I would avoid doing them. I would just chalk it up to I am not meant to do pushups, and do something less painful. No harm, no foul right?
Wrong. Because DOING them – first in a modified format, then in the real way – is what strengthened me. I participated in my own group called Guns Buns and Abs, and each day called for additional pushups… and so I did them. And I got better. And somewhere along that line, the pain stopped.
Pushups stopped being a source of PAIN, and started being a source of PRIDE.
If you take any moral from this, it’s your only limitations exist in your head. EVICT them, and watch yourself FLOURISH!
Do you struggle with pushups?
Having been working extensively on my negative mindset for almost a year now, it’s interesting to reflect.
On the one hand, I have come pretty far, and it has paid off greatly in so many different areas of life – I am now a firm believer that mindset really is the biggest piece of any puzzle. I see how much easier life is with a positive outlook and a firm belief in my ability to get through whatever life throws at me.
On the other hand, becoming so aware of mindset heightens my awareness of how negative other people (and this world in general) can sometimes be, and it can be quite a battle not to fall down that rabbit hole.
I am still a work in progress, which is why this is such a battle – as hard as I work, it is sometimes so easy to fall back into old habits!
It is worth the battle though, because truly, shifting my way to a more positive mindset is one of the greatest projects I have ever taken on!
Ahhh summer and Peaches really do go hand in hand, am I right?! You can also do peaches that aren’t frozen – the frozen peaches add a little thickness and a lot of coolness to a hot summer day!
In a classic case of don’t judge a book by its cover, Chaga looks wholly unappealing, but is a REALLY powerful adaptogens, one found in Shakeology with the new formula introduced earlier this year!
Most people probably wouldn’t even recognize it as a mycelium species when walking through the forest, but even though it’s not very pretty, it packs quite a punch!
New month, time for a new flex pic!
The program I am currently doing combines cardio and strength training, and I love it!
Which do you prefer, if you are leaning towards an adult beverage, grapes or hops? Or do you prefer something else?
There is a veritable laundry list of reasons why I work so hard to run my side gig business, and one of them is because NOTHING beats team building and bonding with like-minded souls!
Surrounding yourself with people who set their sights high, and who work together to help everyone achieve that?
Do you struggle to breath during a specific season? These plants tout air-purifying capabilities, and are pretty to have in your space, too!
Do you have any of these? Do you have a favorite of these?