It starts with a feeling that something is not quite right, that something is missing from your life, but you don’t really know what it is. Passion, happiness, purpose, maybe fulfillment?
And then you constantly avoid making a commitment to have happiness, success, love because… you can’t, you don’t have time, and you have the best
excuses reasons in the world not to. I mean, who’s going to pay for the car, the mortgage, and the loan? Besides, you can exercise tomorrow, and start working on your scales this weekend…
If you don’t face them, all those excuses are going to define you. You will become your excuses. You’ll get so used to be them, that nothing your best friend will tell you will be able to shake them up. They’ll be rock solid.
Your challenge is to make a small notch in your excuses to create a change in your life, one you can easily build on. A small, even ridiculous action can create massive changes in your life. Passion, happiness, purpose, fulfillment, success, and love are your birth rights.
Negative emotions can drain you of your energy because you invest that energy into the negative feelings that are pulling you down. Meaning, you’re not down because someone put you down, or because you were born like this, you are down because you focus on the emotions that put you down.
The trick is not to never have negative emotions. That’s not real. The trick is to use the emotions, positive and negative, as cues to take action. Emotions are calls to action. How you feel will make or break your life.
Those painful emotions can be our best friends. They are sending us signals that what’s happening is wrong and that we need to make a change.
If you don’t listen to emotions, they will find a way to make you listen, they’ll erupt, and get more and more intense. The best way to deal with emotions is then to learn from and use them!
What’s wrong with constantly having a hard day?
You make your day. If you work for someone, you make your day by letting someone else telling you how to make your day. You can see this as either helping somebody achieve their dreams and getting rewarded by doing so, enjoying the process along the way.
Or you can see it as another hard day’s work, hating to even think about it, dragging your ass every day to the office, and dreaming of what you’ll do during the weekend, which you eventually spend doing errands and trying to relax.
Who chose the job you currently have? And why did you choose that particular job? If you hate it, you are burying the greatness you have in yourself. When you have a hard day, every day, you drain your power. When you’re depleted, you can’t share your unique talent, your beautiful gift with the world. And that’s what makes having bad days, every day, wrong.
Make your day the one you set out to be, and let the greatness grow from within. There’s nothing wrong with working for someone else, but it’s wrong to do it if it drains your power every single day.
While living your life in your comfort zone feels safe and prudent, it is equally important to push yourself out of it, into your courage zone. It means you need to stop taking the easiest choice offered to you, and try something you’re a little uncomfortable doing, something that’s a bit scary. If you don’t, you’ll stagnate and wither.
On the other hand, if you try to live your life only in the courage zone, you’ll eventually feel so overwhelmed, you’ll end up in the terror zone. In this zone, you’ll burn out, be stressed out of your mind and continually worry.
You need to find balance between the comfort zone and the courage zone to grow your potential, your unique talent, and share your gift with the world.
It’s hard to come up with one definition of freedom because it differs from person to person. However, we can kind of categorize types of freedom.
There’s political freedom. It underlies all our actions: writing what we want, believing what we want, and saying what we want.
There’s social freedom. That’s living our lives, and having relationships with who we want.
There’s financial freedom. You are free to make as much money, or as little as you want. Yes, you are. And you are free to use your money the way you choose to.
There’s the freedom of the mind. Being free of fears and our ego. Letting the mind develop to its full potential.
And then there’s the freedom of the spirit. This is love in its purest form. It’s the understanding that we’re all connected.
What are other types of freedom?