Rafiki with the wisdom!
Sorry for the language, but… 🙌🏼
It’s true, and its such a valuable lesson to learn… not all things are your problem to address. Realizing as such is powerful AND helps you control the stress load you take on, which as we know, contributes to EVERYTHING, such as handling illness, disease, keeping yourself healthy… everything.
Stress is a real issue (spoken like a true Diabetic who realized first hand what stressing over everything was doing to my health – nothing good!)
We have enough on our plates without absorbing everyone else’s issues too!
Make this your mantra 😊
You are a warrior, You are BRAVE, you are COURAGEOUS, you are STRONG, RESILIENT, and CAPABLE.
You are the wilderness, so don’t hold back, and if anyone questions your abilities? You be sure to show ’em whats up!
I have been a bit quieter because I have been dealing with some stuff, and much of it required my attention and focus, so it seemed best to just ease up a little and allow myself the space I needed.
That right there indicates my growth over the years – in the past, I would struggle mightily with stepping back from ANYTHING, and I would have just continued to run myself ragged. Isn’t it the best feeling when you REALIZE you can’t pour from an empty cup?
“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!
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?
As HARD as this is (and it IS hard, whew!) this is so worthwhile.
There is something inherently beautiful about owning who you are, and allowing others to see that.
And when we encourage others to do so as well? Therein lies the secret to world peace, me thinks.
Just gonna leave this riiiiight here.
Solid food for thought, people. BE KIND.
Everybody has something that brings them joy, that fuels them. Something they feel passionately about, and so doing anything related to it doesn’t at all feel like work.
Entrepreneurs are simply people who have discovered what their passion is and have said “I need to keep doing this. I need to pursue this. It doesn’t matter if I make a red cent doing so, this is what makes my heart tick, my soul shine, my spirit smile”.
These are some of the people I change lives with, and I couldn’t love or appreciate them more!
The end result of anything you do should be to feel good. If something doesn’t make you feel good, it might be time to figure out if it’s a necessary part of your life or not. My business partner and I have been doing a lot of this sort of soul-searching lately, and really trying to cut out things that don’t make us feel good or serve the bigger purpose.
It’s not always easy but I think its a necessary move to make if one wishes to achieve their business goals. We only have so many hours in the day, there will always be little nuances here and there we don’t enjoy and may not be able to outsource. but most of us could stand to just say ‘no’ to something we don’t want to do.
Is this you? I am reminded of this quote by Abraham Hicks, and how simple but right he is – feeling good is top priority. Try eliminating (or people, etc) things that don’t make you feel good, and see if that helps you. I know it’s helped me, and the clarity that comes along with focusing my efforts and energies on what DOES matter, what DOES make me feel good, is unparalleled.
You are allowed to feel good!