I often struggle with sharing the information I know, because I am not sharing anything new. Everything I share is already out there. You can read it, Youtube it, podcast it, go to classes…….the list goes on. So I often ask myself, why share this? What’s the point? Here’s the best answer I have come up with…Because I am passionate about what I have learned. Where I still have lots of growth to go, everything I learn I use in my own life and have direct experience from what I learn and modify. I am obsessed with learning and all those youtube, books, classes I was talking about, I have listened, read and attended. OK, not all, but a lot and I continue to learn everyday. I read a book a week, I’m always taking a training and I listen to speakers and podcast’s while I workout and get ready in the morning. My day is saturated with learning. So I guess I am just another person sharing their “ah-ha” with the world in the hopes at least one person will listen, something will resonate and they are able to take one step closer to achieving their goals and the life they want to live!
If you already read my About Me page, I hinted my life hasn’t always been one I was happy with. Unfortunately this seems to be the majority of people’s experience, at least the ones I come in contact with, but my consensus may be biased seeing as I’m a counselor. My point is I practice what I preach and I know what I’m preaching about works.
So, what have I discovered so far? How to make riches? Unfortunately, I am still working on that one. But I have discovered how to wake up and take responsibility for my life, which in my opinion is worth more than any money. There are many people out there who would disagree and do not want to learn this. I won’t lie and tell you it’s easy.. But, as Les Brown has said, “you do what’s easy, life will be hard. You do what’s hard and life will be easy”. I have found no truer words. Taking responsibility for your life is hard because we all have done and said things we are not proud of. We have all had things done and said to us which hurt immensely and no one apologized for or acknowledged our pain and suffering. It’s hard to take responsibility when it seems those around us aren’t doing the same and just want to blame us. Pride can be a nasty, powerful entity. But all this brings is fighting; fighting others and fighting ourselves. It can feel so completely hopeless and helpless. Two feelings I am not a fan of. Freedom comes in embracing those emotions. Freedom comes when you quit fighting reality, judging it as wrong because it’s not want you want it to be. Freedom comes when you take responsibility for where you are and start to look at how your thoughts and actions got you there. No more blaming others. Yes, people participated, but you participated right back, even if that participation was masked in good intentions, excuse making, or my favorite, contributing to others with the unspoken agreement that now they owe you. I promise you, you are the creator in your reality. As long as you refuse to accept or believe this, you will feel like a victim.
The world will happen to you. Once you accept and take responsibility that your choices have brought you to where you are today, you finally put yourself in a position to create change. The choice is always yours. You are free to experience life in whatever way you want, through whichever lens you pick. Will you be the victim or the hero of your story? I’ve already played the victim. I didn’t enjoy the role. Today I’m the hero of my story and I hope you choose to put on your cloak today too.