Celebrate ALL of your wins. Not just the big winner winner chicken dinner wins, but all the steps along the way to get there - the first step, each step thereafter, and even the mistakes and failures.
Every choice has a consequence. An outcome. A result. You cannot control the consequences, the outcomes, or the results. But, you can control your choices to yield the consequences, the outcomes, and the results that you want.
I remember sitting at my desk at 10 or 11 years old, doing homework, and thinking about who I would become. I remember visualizing my Oscar acceptance speech (that was a regular recurring one for me, for a long time). I remember thinking about the memoir I would one day write, and realizing that I would need to experience a lot more of my life before I would have anything meaningful to say. And I remember distinctly the feeling of - "I am going to achieve greatness," whatever that ends up being.
I LOVE Universal Truths. Ideas, principles, and beliefs that transcend circumstances and individuals, and are always valid. Ideas, principles, and beliefs that help us understand not only ourselves, but each other, on such a deep, real, and soulful level. That help us connect with others, and tap into our own potential at the same time. That teach us awareness, compassion, insight, and enlightenment so that we can master and profoundly enjoy the greatest game of all – the game of life.
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.
"Here's what finding your passion isn't about: doing something because you feel others will approve, starting something and flaming out when it gets 'difficult', or trying things just to prove that you are "successful". Passion is about tuning into the things that energize you. Passion IS energy. So, whether it is a person, place, or thing, I want you to start paying attention to whether something energizes you, or totally depletes you. Do this for five days, and I guarantee your passion will reveal itself before your eyes." - Mel Robbins
In this epic Talk, Colin O'Brady, explains his journey back from a tragic burn accident only to ascend to the 7 tallest mountains and two poles on earth - in world record time. His idea is centered around mindfulness and how one can achieve anything no matter the circumstances. Colin, a native of Portland, is a testament to mindfulness, setting audacious goals and achieving them despite overwhelming odds. Last year, Colin set two world records: He became the fastest person ever to complete both the Seven Summits (climbing the highest peak on every continent) and the Explorers Grand Slam (the Seven Summits + skiing to the last degree of the North and South Poles). He completed the challenges in 131 and 139 days, respectively. His nonprofit, Beyond 7/2, strives to inspire kids to lead active, healthy lives and pursue their biggest dreams.
Tom Bilyeu inspires with quotes from Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird.
How can you tell whether you've found your personal calling? 'It is the only thing that gives you enthusiasm,' author Paulo Coelho says. 'And you know when you are betraying your personal legend when you are doing something without enthusiasm.' Here, Paulo cautions against living a life without enthusiasm, exposes the common excuses we make for ourselves and reveals what can get us all back on track to our true potential.
It's through the seeking that we quench the thirst and fill the void. It is only the seeking that keeps you going. The fire in our belly is about the search....