Monday April 12, 2021
Every week in my membership, The Joyous Journey we have a newsletter. At the end of the newsletter, I always pick a quote as a source of inspiration.
This week I wanted to share a quote on renewal so I googled a few. I found one that talks about bravery specifically and I really liked it.
It got me thinking about what I do when I want to be brave because it’s not always easy.
Here’s the quote:
“Change is supremely inconvenient, uncomfortable and naturally scary. Yet we only move through life through the process of change, reinvention and renewal, and so bravery is our quintessential rebel for pushing us past our own limiting beliefs and behaviours. Bravery is feeling the fear, immersing yourself into it and through it so you can come out the other side.” - Christine Evangelou
This quote got me thinking about a recent situation. I've just left Canada for a few months while I visit my sister in Texas and then a trip to Costa Rica.
As an avid traveller who's been to 27 countries, long term travel abroad is my norm. In fact, it's why I built a digital business because I wanted to become a digital nomad.
This time however due to the pandemic some people didn't think it was such a good idea, including some people close to me. Of course, while I value their opinion, I always come back to the question I ask myself before making important decisions...
If I don't do this will I regret it? If I choose not to do it, am I not doing it for the right reasons?
In this case, as I was thinking about travelling, I realized if I didn’t go I'd be not leaving for the wrong reasons.
It would be to satisfy other people in their fear of my safety. Which although valid, it wouldn't have felt in alignment with me.
There were reasons for me to travel that were more important to me because I knew I would travel safely.
When we're making decisions in our business, even if it's something as small as;
- should I make this video and put it out there?
- should I invest in this program?
You should always come back to yourself. At the end of the day your life is your life. You're the one who has to live it and you're the one who has to live with the results of it.
I want to live my life in a way where I have no regrets in the end.
Research shows us that one of the regrets of the dying is I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I hope that this inspires you and reminds you to use your barometer when you are trying to make decisions.
Just ask yourself, will I regret not doing it? If the answer is yes, then go do it!
Like the quote I shared says, be brave and immerse yourself.
Let me know if there's something you've been wanting to do and you need a little more bravery, I'd love to hear what it is.
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