Why aren’t we living as fully as we can?
What is holding us back?
One “power tip” I’ve recently adopted in my life is the idea of starting BEFORE I am ready. (read: take action regardless of how I ‘feel’).
I’ll always be able to justify delaying for (seemingly) legitimate reasons but, in the final analysis, it’s better to take imperfect action than delayed someday-it-will-be-good-enough action.
(Like this blog post, which I’ve been putting this off for too darn long.)
Think progress, not perfection.
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl
Which will you choose?
I feel moved, inspired, humbled, grateful, ashamed, and blessed and countless other feelings after watching this video.
Warning: Many of the scenes are intense. You may want to preview it before showing it to your children.
How do you feel after watching?
“Jonathan has helped eliminate any excuse you or I have or ever will come up with. An amazing soul no doubt, and he have done us a great favor by sharing his story and example with us.
One of the examples we can take away from Jonathan when we think things are getting a little tough is Jonathan’s “trick” to push himself through and past his pain threshold.
He called it going into The Void.
When Jonathan starts hitting his pain threshold, he steps into that dark room where there is a little candle flickering. He pours all his pain into that candle flame. That flame is his will and determination.
The more he feeds it the more powerful the flame of his will and determination get. Then eventually, he gets past the pain point, the pain dissipates and he can step out of The Void and back into reality.
You can use this “trick” anytime you hit your figurative wall too!”
Read more of Darren’s post here and listen to his interview with Jonathan.
“You must do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Describe the last time you put yourself in a scary situation. (Read: out of your comfort zone)
This may be a touchy subject for some parents, but this video (below) prompted me talk about many parent’s decision to allow under-legal-age children to drink alcohol in their home. I encourage parents to really think this through and consider how this decision scales as well as it’s alignment with your family’s values.
When you allow (read: encourage) under-age drinking, what will you say when your children engage in a different illegal activity you find reprehensible?
Under age drinking in my house? Not on my watch!
For more information on under age drinking visit KidsInTheHouse.com.