Wednesday Wisdom – Lessons

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards”

There IS a lesson in all situations… if you keep coming to the same situation, you haven’t yet learned the lesson.

It’s like if you put your hand on a hot stove, and get burned… if you learn that a hot stove will burn you, you learn not to put your hands on a hot stove anymore. But if you keep putting your hands on a hot stove, you haven’t learned the lesson, so you keep getting burned.

A lesson it took me a while to learn is that holding onto my disappointment/anger/resentment does not hurt the people who caused me to feel that way, so I was constantly cycling and expending energy on it. Once I learned that it was really only hurting ME, things started clicking and the lesson started making sense, so it became a little easier (not easy, just easier!) to let that ish go!

 

Wednesday Wisdom – Change It

Pssst… if you don’t like something, you can change it. And if its something you can’t change, you can still change your mindset surrounding it.

Find the positive lining – there is always one, you just have to look for it sometimes.

Redundant here, but you can’t control everything — what you CAN control is the way you THINK about something.

Take A Chance Tuesday – Let Go

Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do, but the most rewarding.

When you let go of something that doesn’t align with who you are and what you stand for, you clear the space for something that DOES align with you and who you are.

And there is NOTHING more beautiful than that.

It’s okay… let go. Something better, something brighter awaits.

 

Wednesday Wisdom – Its YOUR life

Today’s wisdom is courtesy of the oh-so-fabulous Danielle LaPorte, and comes via my Desire Map Planner!

Perspective:

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?