3. FEAR DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN “STOP.”
Fear is as powerful as you allow it to be. Most of us feel fear and interpret that feeling as a warning to stop moving forward. In truth, we should interpret most fear as a natural emotion that pops up every time we venture to do something outside of our comfort zone. When you feel fear, keep moving. It’ll stretch you beyond your comfort zone and closer to your goals. What are you afraid of right now that is keeping you from your best life? Will you make a decision to move forward despite your fear?
4. LESS IS MORE.
More than ever, our culture is fixated on proving your worth through your money and material possessions. Whole television shows are dedicated to showing you all the stuff other people have. After a while, it can be pretty challenging not to compare your “stuff” to everyone else’s. But true self-empowerment comes from knowing that nothing material will ever prove your worth. Your worth comes from who you are – a child of God – and the impact you make in the lives of others. Don’t worry about impressing everyone else. Instead, focus on impressing God by living the purpose for which He created you: Serving and blessing others in a way that only you can.
5. THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE IS IN THE CHOICES YOU MAKE.
This is perhaps the most powerful of lessons. Better choices create better circumstances. It’s not what happens to you that most impacts your life. It is how you respond. Your choices create your future. What kind of future are you creating with the choices you are making today? You can choose to enjoy your life or to be miserable. You can choose to be flexible or keep hitting a brick wall at work or in a relationship. You can choose to pursue your dreams or keep making excuses for why you can’t achieve them. The choice is yours. What new choice do you need to make in your life?
My challenge to you this week:
From the list of five lessons above, choose the one that you most need to apply to your life right now. Make a decision to take an action in the next 48 hours that will enrich your life in a meaningful way.
What is the most important lesson your life is offering you right now? How will you apply this lesson in your future?
– Valorie Burton, http://www.valorieburton.com/
Christy Geiger, Business Coach, www.synergystrategies.com