What we need to know to feel more alive

If we keep on doing what we have always done…we don’t learn and grow. We stick to the same routine, within our comfort zone, listen to the same people we have known for a long time. The world is the same, it feels like nothing changes and it feels like a safe space. Happy bubble.

Except, perhaps there is a stuck-ness in that experience? It’s a bit boring?

Or we try to experience everything in life, trying to achieve our true potential by doing everything we can. We juggle work, family, friends, accomplishments, everything we feel like we should do to have that fulfilled life.

But perhaps, it feels like something is missing? Even though we are busy?

So what can we do to feel more alive? Perhaps, by listening to the lessons learned by those nearing their death. This was what Bronnie Ware, a then palliative nurse did, and she wrote it in her book “Top 5 regrets of the dying”. They are:

  • I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  • I wish I hadn’t worked so much.
  • I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Having the courage to break away from what you know to what you don’t know is a skill you can learn.

What is Courage?

Doing something even though it scares you. 

Whether it’s doing a sky dive from 15000 feet, public speaking, fighting an illness or quitting your day job to do something that you truly love.

Courage is being bigger than your problems, your circumstances, other people’s potential criticisms or even YOU at the present moment.

To have the fear but to carry on regardless.

So what can overcome the fear?

Make whatever you want to accomplish bigger than your fear.

Acknowledge the fear instead of suppressing it.

Replacing the scary feeling with an excited feeling – they are the flip side of the same coin.

To understand that staying in your comfort zone prevents you from learning and growing. To learn to be comfortable in being uncomfortable is the first step of expanding your experiences and your world.

Being surrounded by people that will encourage you to step into what you want to be, do, have.

And when you have the courage to do something that scares you, and you do it?

A sense of achievement. You have grown. A different perspective. A bigger world.

Because if you carry on doing what you have been doing, you will get what you have now.

If you want to have different results, you have to do something different.

 

What is courage? Courage is a love affair with the unknown -Osho

From Courage to Craft

If the first step to do something new, something unknown, is to have courage…

Have the courage to practice, to test, to fail, to be uncomfortable.

Because it’s a new skill you are trying out and you are learning.

And you can only perfect your craft until you have done it consistently.

But you don’t have to do it on your own. It’s ok to share your journey.

Learning from others and building from their experiences can give your more insights.

When you have doubts, you can get encouragement to carry on.

Others holding the space for you to safely grow and learn.

Exploring new behaviours with a coach or a mentor helps so that it can take you to where you want to go.

Until it doesn’t take courage to do it, but instead it has become your craft.

 

 

Whose life is it anyway?

In our experience, there are a lot of people that are doing what they are doing in life because they:

  • want to prove something for someone or themselves
  • want to please people around them
  • feel obligated by what their parents have done for them
  • seek approval from someone
  • think it’s “the thing” to do
  • got comfortable and distracted by everyday stuff in life

And that’s ok, we have the ability and the freedom to choose what we want to experience in our lives.

There’s a book made by Bronnie Ware about her time as a palliative carer. She gained a lot of clarity from people at the end of their lives, about how we might learn from their wisdom. The top regret from those people were “I wish I had the courage to live the life that I knew I was destined to live”.

Do you dare to Live To Love Everyday?

It doesn’t have to be a huge major change in your life. It can be something small, like learning a new skill or continue writing the book you started in your teens. We have different stories of people that are pursuing what they want to do, to give you inspiration.

Why join us?

What’s your way to Live To Love Everyday?

However you define it, we want to help you realise it.

Now, you don’t have to join a gym if you want to lose weight and stay slim.

Just eat healthy and exercise regularly.

But it can be fun joining a gym (yes, really!). And it can help you get the results that you want.

Research has shown that most people quit their New Years resolutions on the 12th day. Most studies states it takes at 21 days before a new habit sticks.

But it will take work, effort and dedication.

You can be supported to getting the results you want, through mindset, mentoring and making it happen, by a community that are also committed to Live To Love Everyday.

Would having tools and strategies that helps you get the results that you want be helpful?

Would being heard and seen by a likeminded community that believes that you can be useful?

A community that keeps you accountable.

A community that believes you can.

A community that inspires you to make the most of YOU.