Today is a little bit of a longer read, but worth it. So go grab a coffee, relax, shut the office door, lock yourself in a bathroom if you have to, and read this right to the very end, and be sure to forward to your friends and family too!
I put together 40 things I only wish I had known before I turned the big 40! I hope that it serves you, or someone you love well today.
1. A better body will never make you truly happy or more successful in life, but know that if you focus solely on your body it is a sure way to failure. That being said, if you don’t honour that temple of yours, you will never reach your maximum potential in life or live long enough to fulfill your true life’s purpose. While abs are nice to have, your kids don’t need you to have abs, they need you to be alive, happy, healthy, and living your life on purpose.
2. You will never have external worth, riches or...
This morning when I woke up as a 40 year old, I put my feet on the ground and gave thanks for my beautiful wide-width feet that I spent 30 years of my life hating.
I gave thanks for the fact that they have carried me through life, and that I am still standing today.
I then walked downstairs, sat in silence, opened my journal and asked myself...
"What challenges am I facing in my life right now, and what do I need to do to overcome them?"
I was about to write something petty, and then I gasped, and put my hand on my chest. It was like my breath was taken away, and immediately tears of joy streamed down my cheeks.
When you've walked through the valley of the shadow of death and come out the other side alive, the basic (and somewhat ordinary) life nuisances like keeping the house clean with 3 small kids, filling out school forms, putting laundry away, shaving your legs, paying the bills on time, and managing your...
You are powerful, you are amazing, and you are so worthy and capable of success!
We all know those people who "talk the talk" but when it comes down to "walking the walk", and doing what they said they were going to do, they are nowhere to be found.
And oddly enough, those kinds of people do a beautiful job of telling YOU how you should be living your life.
You know who I’m talking about...
The employee who has been in an organization or a dead end job for way too long and is waiting to retire. She is the one who always complains about the hours, the pay, the government, the commute, and constantly gossips about her boss and coworkers behind their backs.
The relative or friend who is super nice to everyone’s face, then talks about everyone behind their back once they are out of the room. Often starting each conversation with “don’t tell anyone I told you this but...”
Will the REAL you please stand up?
Perhaps the current state of affairs in the world, health crisis, and shortages are due to miserable staff, because no one is willing to hear the truth of how people are actually feeling.
Then again those that actually speak up for the minority get fired instead of having real leaders who have their backs, standing up for them to address the bigger under lying problems and concerns.
It’s easier to just sweep things under a rug instead of actually looking what’s under the rug and cleaning up a mess.
No one ever wants to be the “sacrificial lamb” taking one for the “team” because that would require bravery, confidence, courage, a backbone, strength, a solid heart, and then potentially them not being able to afford their mortgage, put food on the table, or provide for their families!
A real leader however would take the hit for the betterment of any QUALITY environment or organization because no team or organization can...
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for" ~ Oprah Winfrey