I spend many hours on the road, and because I personally find time to be more valuable than money, I like to be productive and maximize the little time we all have in a day. With that said, I often like to listen to podcasts or audio books to keep the wheels turning in my mind and to keep me inspired to do more. Several weeks ago, this one particular episode from Michael Hyatt’s “This is your Life” podcast struck a cord in me, and I found myself listening to it a few more times afterwards. Of course, not knowing how much I would need it in the near future…being today!
Recently I have been faced with challenging circumstances, and I thought I was way past sulking and drowning in misery because that’s what I have been declaring in my previous blog posts! Hello Sarah…go back and re-read what you wrote! You’re stronger than this…you’re above all these unwarranted circumstances. And YES…I AM! Because I’m human, and because I can be quite forgetful at times…I messed up! But you know what…that’s ok…more than ok…it’s perfect! It’s perfect because I’m learning to be a better version of who I am today.
I had to remind myself to change my story because the story I was telling was dis-empowering and destructive. I needed to change my narrative and start sharing the empowering story…the real story! Our mind is one of our greatest assets, but it can also be our worst enemy. That’s why it’s sooooo important to cherish it, nourish it, and protect it with everything we've got! Keep those guards up at all times! But you know what….if you mess up like me, take a deep breath and change it up!
So this was the story I was telling before… “My character is being questioned, and I can’t let it go! I don’t understand at all! Am I missing the mark? I’m offended and the words are very hurtful and not nice!”
This is my narrative today… Humility~this word is packed with so much!!! Of course only good stuff! I keep getting smacked in the face with it lately, and I have no one else to blame but myself because I desired more of it in my life. How can one word carry so much weight? Why is it so hard to exercise humility? I’m discovering the act of humility carries more REAL power and strength than the actual words, power & strength. I definitely don’t have all the answers because I recognize that living out humility will be an ongoing process for me. I will get it right on some occasions and often times I’ll be wrong, but I’ll get through it! We grow and learn from our mistakes. We become a better version of ourselves when we’re willing to face struggles and persevere through the ups and downs.
From my heart to yours #7:
Next time you’re on the road, download Michael Hyatt’s podcast “This is Your Life” Season 6 Episode 3: “Change your Story, Change your Life”
I'm using this space to simply share the meaningful things that burn my heart and the random things that run through my mind. Simply desiring more vulnerability and authenticity in my life.