Put everything on the line for your dreams. Gamble high, go all in. There’s no playing it safe when it comes to this. There’s no fear. If you’re going to do something, risk it all. Let everyone know what you’re doing, leave nothing in the safety net. It’s going to be scary, you’re going to feel uncomfortable and that’s normal. But don’t be so afraid to try something and be all about it. You have to do what you’re passionate about.
(This Avatar: The way of water trailer got nothing to do with the post above. I remember i saw the first Avatar movie with 12 of my engineering school friends. Happy to see this series getting a major reboot.)
I used to run and hide from my feelings especially when I felt something that was upsetting, painful, or uncomfortable. But over time I’ve learned to accept all of my feelings. I know that in order for me to work through them, I must first honor and embrace all emotions. They are a part of me. Therefore they are meaningful and valid.
Pick a feeling that you’re afraid or ashamed of. Feeling fear, anger, or sadness is okay as long as you don’t let it define you. Embrace your emotions and remind yourself how valuable they are. Don’t invalidate your feelings. Honor them.
1. You commit to and practice observing yourself. 2. You notice a story you’re telling yourself. 3. You set a boundary you may not have set before. 4. You honour a commitment to yourself. 5. You take ownership and accountability when there’s something to own. 6. You can see another perspective outside of your own. 7. You see the pain of others in their reactivity without over personalizing. 8. You move away from changing others and move towards integrating the change you’d like to see for yourself.
GROWTH is often uncomfortable, messy, and full of feelings you weren’t EXPECTING. But it’s necessary.
When your body is too tired to carry on, when your soul feels weary from the journey, when your mind feels exhausted!!
Take control and ask yourself the question: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Then, answer it. DOUBTING YOURSELF IS NORMAL. LETTING IT STOP YOU IS A CHOICE. And, every time, when the fulfillment of your answer outweighs the uncomfortableness that you are feeling in the moment, CARRY ON. DON’T QUIT. KEEP MARCHING TOWARDS YOUR GOAL.
TOMORROW IS A DIRECT RESULT OF WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO TODAY. (Not my words).
I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown people who wear masks and secretly rejoice at my misfortunes. (Not the corona situation face mask). I have outgrown shrinking myself for those who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends who cannot celebrate my accomplishments. I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I hate smalltalk. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, smart or worthy enough. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things. And I’ve never felt freer. (Not my words).
The goal is to become an upgraded version of my real self & a better HUMAN BEING every next day of this life. And i am connected to everyone who’s a part of that journey. If we have a steady flow of communication, you are celebrated in my books. There’s no WONDER without some WONDERFUL people in life. SOMETIMES LIFE SEEMS UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOUR OLD LIFE DOESN’T FIT ON YOU ANYMORE. YOU’VE OUTGROWN THE OLD YOU.