Fail With Confidence

Every year myself, as well as many other individuals, strive to change certain aspects of our life’s.  We may try to wake up a little earlier or eat a little different.  Whatever it is we are reaching for something to make a difference.  Some of you may not know where or how to make the changes necessary to be helpful.  Most of the time we lose inspiration or simply give in to our normal routines.  Have you ever asked yourself why you give in so easily?  We can change the way we do things and we do have the ability to keep going.  What if we pushed past that urge to give up and continued to build on the foundations that we have begun?  January isn’t the only month of the year to start a resolution.  Resolutions can be made at any moment or on any day.  We can change all aspects of our life whether it be relationships, careers, money habits, anything!

Rumor has it that January 21st of every year could be the most depressing day of the year.  How is it that some of us can enjoy so much of the holidays and our families and of course that amazing food and then the first of the year rolls around and we have a burst of energy to change the world and then weeks later we fall flat on our faces?  Is it that people are programmed to dream big and then the world tells them their dreaming to big?  Stop letting the world tell you how to move forward.  If you want to make changes and keep them here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t be afraid to fail: Failing is how we learn, it is the most necessary thing to grow.  I fail every day in many aspects and yet I refuse to stop trying.  Fail with confidence.

  • Be consistent:  If you forget to be consistent then wake up the next day and try again.  Consistency will stick at some point and you will learn the habit.

  • Live to serve:  This is a recent concept that I have learned.  There is nothing in this world that we can take with us when our lives have ended.  The most meaningful and powerful feeling can be achieved from giving to and serving others.

  • Forgive:  This one can be really hard but it can also be really easy.  Let go of what you know others have done to hurt you, or what they have said about you.  Having the ability to forgive others is having the power to be the bigger person.

  • Be amazing:  In everything you do, do it with a pep in your step.  The day may crash around you but at least you tried to make it as amazing as possible. Whether there is a tomorrow or not, you will be remembered for your attitude and for the way you treated people.

Always remember that we are all striving for something.  There is so much commonality between people that we could use it to make a difference.  Your accomplishments are my accomplishments.  Love the most unlovable people and you will see a change in them.  Most importantly you will see a change in yourself.

Please follow along on our next 365 days of being amazing!

Do you have a powerful story of a time when you gave up many times only to try again and succeed?  Please share in the comments below.  Let’s inspire people!

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A Note On Finding Courage

Fear is something I have dealt with my whole life.  I’m not too sure where I learned it from but it has followed me around all of my years.  I admit that it can get the best of me at times.  I’m not sure if it will ever really go away but I have learned to live with it.  I used to give into it and avoid all things outside of my comfort zone.  What I have learned about comfort zones is that you don’t want to stay there too long. Seek adventure even if it takes you out of your norm.  You will learn to face fear time and time again.  I can’t say it gets easier but I can say I have learned to get used to the fact that I will endure some sort of fear in order to get where I want to be.

We should all aspire to keep moving forward even if it causes discomfort.  It is amazing what you discover about yourself when you are put into situations you aren’t familiar with.  In this last year alone I have discovered many things about who I am and who I don’t want to be.  I had huge plans to have a career in the medical field and yet I have found that I really don’t belong there.  I wouldn’t have known that if I didn’t take that direction and go for it.  I could be sitting in a classroom at this very moment studying for a field that I’m not meant for.  What a mess to be in.  More over, I am not in that classroom and I have changed paths to better align with future goals.  I wouldn’t have got here if I didn’t face fears or go out of comfort zones.  The fact is that fear will never go away.  We have to push through it like we push through anything else in life.  You will never know what is waiting out there for you if you don’t go for it.  Aspire to be better, take chances, and don’t be afraid to experiment with all kinds of new.  If the world shuts you down, do get up again.

Five Things To Remember For Facing Fears

  • Imagine what it would be like to have everything go as best as it could.

  • Think of the things you will learn.

  • The people you could meet could be the greatest people you have ever known.

  • You will grow in ways you couldn’t imagine possible.

  • Life is short so why not?

I have met so many beautiful souls in the times I have moved around.  I couldn’t have known them if I didn’t take the leap.  Not only have I learned much about who I am but I have grown to know who I still want to be.  That in itself is an amazing feeling!  If were not promised tomorrow than we should always take advantage of today.

Please follow along as I embark on 365 days of being amazing!

What fears have held you back?  I would love your feedback.  Please comment below!