5 Life Lessons That Keep Me in The Game ...When I Feel Like Giving UpNov 30, 2023
Life is an unpredictable journey, filled with both triumphs and tribulations. There are moments when the challenges seem insurmountable, and the desire to give up is strong. In those trying times, I've discovered invaluable life lessons that have become my guiding light, helping me persevere against all odds. Here are five profound insights that keep me in the game when everything within me urges me to quit.
Just Bring What You Have... No One Can Bring 100% Every Day
Despite societal expectations to bring our A-game consistently, the truth is, we can only bring what we have. Every day is a unique experience, and embracing the reality that "good enough" is indeed good enough allows us to navigate life more authentically. Like a neighbor sharing the bounty of their garden, bring your unique strengths, even if it's not a perfect 100%.
TO DO: Accept that good enough is, in fact, good enough.
The Action That Most Scares You is Usually the One That’s Most Needed
Facing fear is an integral part of personal growth. Often, the actions that scare us the most are the ones that lead to profound transformation. It's natural for humans to avoid discomfort, but true growth arises when we confront these challenges head-on. Stepping into the fear, standing firm, and patiently waiting for it to pass can lead to positive, life-altering changes.
TO DO: Stand firm, stay in the space, and wait for the fear to pass.
You Can’t Create the Life You Want by Distracting Yourself from the Life You Have
In a world filled with distractions, it's easy to escape the present by indulging in books, movies, social media, or even excessive sleep. However, true fulfillment comes from confronting and engaging with the realities of our lives. Turning off distractions and sitting in silence may be uncomfortable, but it allows our natural instincts to guide us toward a more meaningful existence.
TO DO: Turn off distractions and embrace the present moment.
Being Hit by One Arrow is Painful but Being Hit by Two is Worse
Life is unpredictable, and challenges are inevitable. The metaphorical "arrows" of life consist of physical events and emotional responses. While we may not control the events, we have agency over our emotional reactions. Choosing to transform our narrative from victimhood to heroism, finding the silver lining, and focusing on what we can control empowers us to overcome adversity.
TO DO: Choose to make your story a hero story and focus on what you can control.
All the Answers to Elevate Your Life Already Exist Deep Inside You
Amid confusion and uncertainty, the answers to elevate our lives are already within. Cultivating a habit of connecting with our "Divine Spark" enables us to tap into our inner wisdom. Instead of seeking external validation, taking intentional steps to slow down, create space, and listen to our inner voice allows us to discover personalized answers that lead to growth and fulfillment.
TO DO: Create space, time, and silence to let the divine spark inside prompt your next direction.
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