Today is the Day

I’m tired of being afraid, of doubting myself, of living adventures only through books because I hide my fear behind being “safe” and “reasonable”.

I’m tired of only seeing my dreams as someday and never actually doing anything to pursue them. Never taking a risk. Convincing myself if they are meant to be they will somehow just fall into my lap. Never stepping out of my comfort zone because God forbid – I might fail!

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My Recommendation: Courage Over Comfort – Leadership

I’ve decided to start a new category on my blog – My Recommendation.  Today I received an email regarding a new post from one of my favorite authors – Brené Brown.  If you follow my blog much you will have seen her name as I’ve referenced her work a few times during my journey.

Today’s post is called Courage Over Comfort: Rumbling with Shame, Accountability and Failure at Work.  This spoke to me in so many ways.  One it deals with some things that I’ve been struggling with during my journey – Shame and Failure, Courage and stepping outside of my Comfort Zone.  Second, I am stepping into more of a leadership role at work and after reading this post all I could think is, “This is the kind of leader I want to be!”

So I’ll leave you with just that – a short post so you can spend your time reading Brené’s post.  It is a bit long (they actually have an estimate at the top saying it is a 9 minute read!) – but it is so worth it.  I would love to hear what you think of it.

Who Are Your Travel Partners?

As I continue down this road of true self improvement I’m realizing a few things. The first is that:

True Self Improvement = actual steps outside my comfort zone and rewiring of my brain and thought patterns.

I can’t just think about making changes, I have to take ACTION. And part of that action is to change the way I react to things – not just my actions and words, but my thoughts as well. I have to shut down the bully in my head that keeps trying to beat me down and only sees the negative in me.

Another thing I am realizing is that sometimes those who you would expect the most support from as you journey down this new road to self-improvement, are the ones that will blindside you and try to drag you back down into your old habits. I don’t know that they necessarily do this intentionally. But the end result for you, if you are not careful, is the same. Therefore, anyone making this journey needs to be watchful.

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