Problems with money. Worried about everything working out. And that self doubt that creeps in all the freaking time…
If you just live your life like most people, all this shit is going to drag you down. And you’ll be half the person that you could end up being! Here’s what Alexandra B. said from one of our past mentorship calls.
Alexandra B: Janet did a great job of expressing the difference between just living reactively and CREATING your life.
This quote particularly stuck with me, “If you quit, you’ve made the things that happen in your life more important than yourself and your growth. And I’m telling you, the people who go through the hardest shit, they’re the ones who are successful…The things that were hard are probably the times that you’ve learned the most about yourself and decided who you wanted to be.”
Another meaningful insight from her:
“We need to become who we don’t think we are.” Our limitations are illusions and we can choose not to believe them.
“DO SOMETHING BEYOND YOUR IDENTITY, THEN WHO ARE YOU? YOU’RE WHOEVER YOU CHOOSE TO BE THAT DAY. THAT’S FREEDOM.”
I started to think of the things I don’t consider myself to be good at–technology, math, understanding sports, repairing cars—and I thought, how thrilling would it be to just start doing those things and not worry about whether I’m good at them or what that means for my ego or self image. If I can eventually do them well, it’s a bonus. Yes, that’s freedom.”