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Keep learning. There is still an infinite amount of books to read, classes to take, articles to discuss, people to meet, languages to learn. Never stop, and your brain will stay young.
As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles.
I was too busy. I might not enjoy it. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me.
I chronically avoid commitment because I associate that with hindering my freedom. What if I decide last-minute I want to go somewhere or do something else?
Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly. Tell someone what you really want and need instead of building up resentment.
Share your fears publicly, in a blog post for example, and ask the community to keep you able in overcoming them. Admit to a friend how you really feel about how you spend your time, then brainstorm about ways to improve it.
Or tell your boss his or her services are no longer needed, then finally start pursuing your passion. Tell yourself the truth instead of lying to yourself about the changes you want to make in your life. Nothing makes you feel alive like getting your blood pumping!
Think of travel in that same way—and be resourceful to make it happen.
Plan to go this weekend. Schedule at least two of them for the next month. Make a plan to do that thing. Create a positive affirmation to replace a limiting belief e.
If you’re feeling down, here are some quick fixes to make yourself alive again.
Then use that new belief to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Now make it a personal mission to prove yourself wrong. Now shrink it down to something smaller but related i. Everest could start with a rock climbing gym. Do that smaller thing today.
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Ask a friend to describe your potential. Find the parts that make your heart race with excitement, and then take one small step today to work toward that possibility. Set a day challenge—i. Just putting it out there is a great start! But maybe you can pick just one thing that resonated with you, or pick one thing every week or month. But we all have the ability to make at least one tiny change, or take at least one tiny risk.
I feel terrified, but oh so thrilled and alive. Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha.
She recently launched a Mindfulness Kit to help reduce our stress and increase our peace and joy. For daily wisdom, the Tiny Buddha list here. This site is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. The content on Tiny Buddha is deed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment.
It's about us. Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful as mine.
Tell a friend your greatest dream, and then ask them to hold you able in pursuing it. Buy a new or used instrument and look on for instructional videos on YouTube. Write a blog post or take some photos and submit them to your favorite website.
The point is to do something to feel passionate, excited, and exhilarated. What would give you that feeling? Web Twitter Facebook More Posts. See a typo or inaccuracy?
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