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Keep experimenting with life until you find exactly what you’re are looking for, because we only get one shot here, there’s no do overs. The only way we’ll feel totally fulfilled and accomplish extraordinary things is to spend our time doing things we love.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep proactively searching and experimenting.
It might be living in a certain place in the world, a relationship, a passion, a career, a lifestyle, a business you want to start, an invention you’ve been thinking about for years or maybe your happy place is the wonderful feeling of waking next to someone special and getting the spend the day together exactly as you want to…every single day.
It’s different for all of us which makes life both exciting and confusing at the same time.
The biggest risk we can take is not experimenting and playing it safe.
Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind ~ Dr. Seuss
No one really knows what we’re here to do with 100% certainty without experimenting and trying a few different things (regardless of what they tell you) so keep trying new things and experimenting until you find something you love.
There are no guarantees you’ll find it right away. It may take years or even decades, depending on how often you take the risk of being your self.
It’s never a bad idea to have a role model or to seek advice from someone you respect — just don’t let it stop you from being yourself.
Being true to yourself is the key.
Start making decisions. Right or wrong, big or small, trust your gut, every decision is authentically you and like a muscle the more we use it the stronger it gets.
Just keep moving forward. Risk thinking differently.
Adopt the mindset of, “Good, I found out that works or doesn’t work for me, now what else can I try?”
The sooner we try something else, the sooner we learn if it’s a fit for us.
Regardless of the outcomes, it’s important to keep looking through the windshield and not the rear view mirror. Be proactive, keep pushing play!
Making mistakes is all part of the program, and remember if it were easy or the outcome was guaranteed, everyone would do it.
Nothing is right or wrong, it just depends on our mindset, perspective and how we frame it.
Keep trying new things and eventually we will carve out our path in life, sometimes almost accidentally and when it “clicks” we wonder where it’s been hiding the whole time, failing to realize it was our action and experimenting that paved the way.
One of the surest ways to paralyze yourself from taking action is to feel we have to have everything figured out before we start moving and taking action. This mindset distracts us from the exact action we need to be taking to figure out the answers we are after.
If it’s said we learn from our mistakes, then why are we all so afraid to make mistakes?
Only through experience of trial and suffering, can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success attained. ~ Helen Keller
If we approach a fork in the road and are unsure which way to go, knowing there will be setbacks, challenges, struggles, naysayers, adventures, lessons, good times and bad, regardless of which path we take, then why would we follow any path but our own?
Only through strengthening our decision making and trusting our gut through 100s or 1000s of decisions, lessons and experiments will our path begin to take shape.
Whatever that voice inside you is saying or whispering, start on it today!
There are no guarantees, experimenting with life will take us where we want to go, but there’s no way to get there coloring inside the lines.
We have to be humble enough to understand we don’t really know where we’re going or what’s going to happen, even if we have a plan or have been there before.
It better to be the person who says I tried and failed, then I had that idea but failed to act on it because I was too lazy, didn’t think the idea was good enough or wasn’t sure how it was going to work out.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~Teddy Roosevelt “The Man in the Arena”
Thanks for reading, have a fantastic day!
PS. What have you secretly always wanted to do but have been holding back out of fear of it not coming true or because of what others will say? Leave a comment below or feel free to give me a shout or ask questions on Twitter @thejoesweeney (I’ve taken leave of absence from Facebook with no return time planned yet so Twitter and the blog are where you’ll find me online).
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