No risk, no reward. Some lessons in life have to be lived before being learned. Personally, I don’t care for the education that comes from standing by and watching; I want to be actively engaged in what’s happening.
As someone who has long been risk-averse, it’s new territory for me to let go of the proverbial comfort that usually ends up keeping me small.
As I have discovered, when I reach out and go further than my limits, things at the very least get interesting. More often than not, success occurs and the boundaries I have set for myself expand.
It’s now! So much emphasis is placed on being present, for good reason. Ever had a conversation with someone when you knew that you were essentially speaking to yourself? Ever been that person that is somewhere else? Not pleasant to be on either side of that.
How often do we take others and ourselves for granted? When was the last time you looked someone in the eye for an extended period and simply connected with them. Sure, it may be uncomfortable, that’s because we don’t do it enough.
It’s too late when they’re gone. What time is it? It’s now!
It’s today! We spend time in yesterday and tomorrow. Though it’s not wasted time, it doesn’t create value to spend excessive time there. If we know what we need to know from yesterday, we can use it as a tool, supporting us in our current endeavors.
When we are clear about how we want tomorrow to look, we can use it as motivation and direction to guide us to it; knowing at all times that the outcome is always in question.
We drag ourselves into the past and yearn for an uncertain future, leaving our present experience empty. It’s today!
Everything! I believe that love does conquer all. Imagine most every story ever told and consider that they virtually all end with redemption that comes in the form of love. Whether it’s the need to receive or give love, it is what the human heart and soul requires for its existence.
There isn’t any greater currency, any higher purpose, anything…more than love. Whatever we can attempt to put above love isn’t love at all and will pale in comparison when its intent is truly revealed. It is important to give and receive love, yet we cannot put ourselves above love.
We can sometimes be our worst critic. We often do not see in ourselves what others do, usually the good stuff, so we don’t think we have what it takes to make it.
Many of us don’t even bother to notice. More often than not, lot’s of folks simply trade in their dreams for what get’s them by.
The way to fulfilling dreams is to do what you love, continue to hone your skills and be guided by accountability partners. We likely cannot do it all by ourselves. To believe in your possibilities, it takes faith in yourself and others.
How many times have you submitted to your circumstances and challenges? Growth in life comes from stepping through obstacles either by ourselves or with the help of others. The greatest experiences that last a lifetime are often filled with areas that we overcame and become the building blocks for future successes.
Quitting is something few of us want to be tarnished with, yet over and over we can point to examples where we’ve done exactly that. It isn’t so much about being honest with others as how critical it is to be honest with ourselves. Learn to live with commitment.