Part 24: Courage to create life you love and enjoy

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You deserve to live your best life, to learn true kindness towards yourself, to be courageous and proud of who you are. Not because someone else tells you that you deserve it. Because your heart tells you. Your heart already knows you deserve it. It also wants you to treat yourself with deep love and use the gift of your time with reverence and joy. Your heart does not want the pain of regret. It wants your love and courage.

Develop courage to live the life true to yourself and not the life others expected of you. Do you worry what others think of you? Do you listen to your inner voice? Do you let yourself be happy with your life? Our inner voices are strong forces. You are your thoughts. Do you convince yourself to stay in your comfort zones? What might happen to us if we step outside of our comfort zone? Here are some points for consideration.

Embrace vulnerability

The best part of being human is being able to connect with other humans. We’re hardwired for it. The drive to connect is in all of us whether we acknowledge it or not. People who live fear based lives, have almost no or little confidence in themselves. Without vulnerability, relationships will struggle. But we’ve turned vulnerability into a weakness. Here’s the problem. When we close down our vulnerability we are shielded from hurt, but we are also shielded from love, intimacy and connection. They come to us through the same door. When we close it to one, we close it to all. Vulnerability is openness to experiences, people and uncertainty. It’s terrifying at times, and brave always

Face and admit your fears

What would you do if you could act without fear of shame? Would you change jobs? Follow your passion? Tell someone you love them? Tell someone you miss them? Expect more for yourself? Get rid of relationships that hurt? Fight harder for the relationship you’re in?

Take risks and cope with uncertainty

One of the reasons people struggle with taking risks is because they are not confident that they will be able to handle the stress. If you never take risks, you will always be settling and living with regret. This constitutes a serious risk as well, as you may not be living the fulfilling life you really want. Stop living the life that you think other people expect you to live, and start living the life you really want to live.

Continue to learn

Learning new things gives us a feeling of accomplishment, which in turn boosts our confidence in our own capabilities. Also, you’ll feel more ready to take on challenges and explore new business ventures. The more you learn, the better you’ll get at seeing more sides of the same situation, helping you understand more deeply. Always have a curious mind. Keep learning and keep reflecting.

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