Happy Tuesday. Have an excellent start to your week. Have a great day. Enjoy.
Always do your best…….be willing to get uncomfortable. Too often people think of their learning as a destination, instead of a journey. Doing this means that we take ourselves out of the arena; as we become less and less willing to risk failure. We prefer the feeling that comes with certainty. So we hold onto our knowledge, and we resist taking the step that will lead us to new learning. As children we convinced ourselves that there would be less vulnerability as an adult. That somehow growing up would mean we would have more certainty in our lives. When in fact the opposite is true. Being courageous enough to keep learning is exactly what we have to do. Because when we run towards our fears, we remove their power over us. Being brave enough to always continue your learning journey, will ensure that you are living your best life.
It will mean that you will be in that place of rare air; where intellect, exchanging ideas, and continuous learning exists. It will mean that when you become fearful, you will courageously take on your fears as an opportunity to learn and to grow. It also means you won’t be able to live half truths, or hide your fears by being silent. Once you have been brave enough to take those steps that keep you on your game, and ensure that learning is continuous. You will be changed. You will see your doubts as obstacles that inhibit your entry into the arena. You will never be able to return to the place where you play it safe and hope to avoid what life might throw your way. Once in the arena you will face your fears head on…..and you will know that life has no limits except the ones we give to ourselves.
Brene Brown said “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s the greatest measure of courage. So we can’t be defined by what people think, or we lose the courage to be vulnerable. Therefore we need to be selective about the feedback we let into our lives. For me, if you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach