In our information rich age, wading through everything that comes our way can be hard. Then often what happens, is the loudest and shiniest make their way into our subconscious, creating habits that may not necessarily be useful for us.
Which is why it’s important that we maintain a filter that helps us decipher what is going to be useful, not just today, but for our hearts and minds and the future before us.
“Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.” ~ Bruce Lee.
I think Bruce is on the money. Take notice and absorb that which is useful, discard the stuff that isn’t. But then, add your own spin on it by contributing what is uniquely your own and offer your own perspective.
Don’t just consume, contribute.
“Never let your fear decide your fate.”
And yet, many of us do.
We all have things that freak us out and force us into hiding, searching for the safety that will allow us to recover and feel comfortable.
But the thing about fear, is that most often it doesn’t have the negative consequences we sense that it would in the beginning.
When we learn to push through our fears, one at a time, slowly, we realise they aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Our fears come at the cost of progress, so when we dwell on what is holding us back, we forego walking into the future that is possible.
But fears can be so powerful they cause us to feel numb and disallow us from even making a small step of progress.
Which is why, next time you feel that wave of fear come over you, stop and give it some focused attention and determine whether the outcomes you’re imagining from the fear would even take place.
Most likely you’ll discover they won’t.
And in that moment, take a leap, face your fear and go for it.
Even when nobody’s listening, there’s always one person who’s taking notice of the words on my page. And no, it’s not Mum, although she is an avid reader and sharer…(HT to you Mum).
No, that person is me.
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