As I shared in my prior post I have recently started the book You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. This was recommended to me by one of my oldest and dearest friends Kayte.
I am not going to spoil the book for anyone because in my opinion this is a 2018 MUST READ!
I would like to share some things that resinated with me…
Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else’s beliefs.
Such a true and unrecognized reality. Don’t get me wrong we need the people in our lives to guide us, but their beliefs become ours as do their fears.
The universe will match whatever vibration you put out. And you can’t fool the universe.
Basically, we can’t just appreciate life when it’s all sunshine and rainbows. You must focus on what your dream life is even when you just walked up to your car and found parking ticket. (I use this example because it happened to me Thursday.) Instead of remaining focused on my use of the day I let that one thing take over and I became instantly angry. The universe wasn’t going to throw a bouquet of roses at my feet for being a pissy b*tch the rest of the day, just incase you had hope, I didn’t get the bouquet.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu
This quote. That is all. As someone with anxiety I can relate to this. I’d like to defend myself but I can’t, this quote is the truth. I am committing to spending more time in the present because there is really no better place to be.
Having others smear their fear and worry all over you is the last thing you need when you’re strengthening your superhero muscles to step out and take some risks.
Think about this with me, the last time you had a really killer idea and you shared it with someone (new business, ways to revamp a business, movie idea, book idea) what was their first reaction?
For many of us the answer is one of the following:
- Do you really think people are going to pay for that?
- How are you going to get the money to start that?
- That doesn’t seem realistic…
- How many people will pay to read it?
I will put myself in the guilty category. But why do we do this? Why when someone is attempting to grab life by the horns and make it their best version do we attempt to crush all of their dreams?
If you are currently reading the book, let me know what is resinating with you in the comments below.
If you have yet to pick it up… What are you waiting for? Join the journey to stop doubting your greatness!