In these tumultuous times, it's easy to put our heads down and not make waves. (Who wants to be compared with some of the great wave-makers all around us, after all)? If you want big change, though, you need to be prepared for big challenges. Newton's third law tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So if you're not getting any "opposite reaction", it's possible you're trying to hard to make your actions fit in, rather than to stand out. Do you have an ethical value that seems to be in opposition with those around you, but without it, you're always hiding some essential part of yourself? Maybe it's time to gently but firmly let your controversy out and live the authentic life that's in you. #movebravely
"I wish I were brave like you."
(I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said that to me). Here is the thing about bravery: it's about mindset. The key to being brave is to know what is truly important to you. That means taking time to know yourself and understand your values. For me, I've been shaped by ideas like these:
Self-reliance is vital to getting what we want. Although others may help, ultimately, we've got to do the heavy lifting on our own.
The challenge we face never looks nearly as fearsome once we've surmounted it.
Entering a situation with the faith that a solution is possible, will increase our odds of success.
If we try and don't win, it's okay as long as we learn something.
So when it looks like I'm brave, it's because I'm determined, focused, confident, and always ready to learn.
On this, the first day of the year, everything seems possible, doesn't it? That feeling is the feeling of abundance. For today, at least, go forward with a belief in abundance. Believe that you have all you need, and more. It's possible.
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