"Zig" Ziglar is quoted to have said, "I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there, you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”
Where are YOU placing your #focus?
For as long as I have 🏹 aimed for success, I have been extremely clear on what I've wanted. However, as I've learned, listened and, dare I say, matured, I've realized just how powerful, clarity and self-awareness really are. 🎯
Five simple headings with a great deal of influence on a result.
Yes, there's always more work to be done but, in my humble opinion, the real, raw beauty of an end-goal will forever rely on #vision.
Yes, you really CAN have it all - as long as you remember: wherever you look - that's where you go. ☄️
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A smile. A simple, seemingly effortless, facial expression that, at its most stripped down essence, is said to represent #happiness. We all know, however, smiles can also be part of the masks we wear. (Don't get me started w/ the actual masks right now ... )
I'm writing this to whomever needs to hear these words - Wherever you are, whether you smile to show joy or instead to hide pain, meet yourself right there. Exactly where you are, exactly what you're feeling is 💯 enough.
And then, when you're ready ... consider the following:
Believe in and love yourself to the point where it becomes irrelevant if others believe in you or not.
At the end of the day your most powerful source of drive and motivation can only come from within. It is you. It is your #purpose.
You are loved. 🤍
Now you see me; now you don't ... Peek-a-boo! 🙈 Why can't that game be as hilarious for anyone over the age of 5? 😂 #FunFact, as a child I thought I was really good at hide & seek. So, while one of my parents counted, I believed that simply hiding my eyes (even if I was standing in the middle of the yard) was enough to be "hidden" ...🤦🏼♀️
Hahah - yeah, I'm glad that I learned that isn't quite the case 😜 & I swear that I'm A LOT better at hiding now 😬. So, remember - wherever you are right now (emotionally, mentally, physically) has the potential to shift.
Consider the following, "In the absence of all of your concerns, what becomes possible?!" - @petercroneofficial ... Happy long weekend, friends!! 🥳
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There's #happiness, and then there's ice cream🍦 ... and THEN ... there's @aliceandbrohm 🤤!!
I had no clue what I was missing and now, I can't wait until my next trip to the #westcoast -- In the meantime, I've got an #idea 💡 Alice&Brohm in the Prairies? 😘🙏 Say yes!!
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No plan 🚫💁🏼♀️ No problem
Haha! 🙈 If you know me at all, this has rarely, if ever, been a mantra I'd accept. So, if you're reading this, calling B.S. - hold tight. 😘 Yes, I appreciate high levels of order and clarity, and most of all - I often expect to maintain a sense of control. And truthfully, these elements are still very much a part of me ...
The difference now?
Thanks to a ton 🚛 of internal and external factors & on-going, hard AF work, I enjoy the chaos much more freely.
This genuine smile (with my crew in the background) is brought to you by an 11km out & back hike to #RummelLake with 2 of my momma friends and 4 kiddos under the age of 10. 🐢🐢🐢🐢 We came into the day with one focus (prepared as best we could), pivoted when needed; engaged a unified front, laughed, told stories, dried tears, carried littles, fed snacks, sang songs, peed in the bush, and 💯% had an awesome time!!
Release those (deep seeded) #expectations; say YES to #adventure & #BeHereNow.
You never know what opportunities your life is ready to present for you. 😳🎁 ... 😏🤘
October 1st - fall is here ya'll 🍂🍃 The mountains ⛰️ are already sprinkled with gold as #larch season arrived in the rockies a few weeks ago. So, while there may only be a few more days to witness this visual transition in all its glory, the shift is transcendent!✨
As I stood in this spot, staring into the colour-changing vastness (being extra thankful to have beat the massive crowds), I suddenly recognized my unique opportunity. Any guesses? 😏
Inhale the future, exhale the past.🧘
Come on - who's with me?!! 🙌 ⚓
Who do you know that deserves a chance to #reset, rejuvenate, and reignite their inner 🔥??
Staring at my watch ⌚ like I can force time to tick faster 😅⏳ ... "Be patient!" I'll tell myself next ... but we all know that's much easier said than done.
I will be the first to admit guilt in the endless pursuit of better & better; faster & faster. 🏃🏼♀️💨 At one point my in my life, it was literally my job ☠️ to prove my value by being #faster and #better. (If we are being honest, I think a lot of careers fall into this pattern). Along the way, however, I gathered a lot more than 🇨🇦 accolades; I, thankfully, also got some deeper insight into the human condition. 🙏
No matter who we all percieve to be up against (a superior, a coworker, the haters, our partner, time, scoreboard or the world) the fact is, we are ALL really only at odds with ourselves. 🤔🤯
So, why do we fight so damn hard? Why do we fall so easily into the trap of otherness and comparative B.S.? What can we do to get through it? My thought - the trick is learning to find comfort in the discomfort.
There is infinite strength in no longer pretending that it's easier to seem "fine", but instead to speak up when we need help. To ask the hard questions & to actually listen to the answers. To reach out and create #authentic#connections to the world around us; to take deep breaths, to look into each other's eyes, to love, to lose, to try again, and no matter who you are or where you are from, take the time to stop 🚦and go deep (...even deeper) inside to do the hardest, most uncontrollable work of all - #heal our hearts and souls. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍
If you made it this far into this #storytime caption, welcome to the other side 😘 - I believe in you (even when you don't).
I readily admit that people, situations, and the world can be real 🤬 a-holes, but no one is getting out of this life alive. 🤓 So, focus on shifting from just going through the motions to waking up every single day and choosing to do more than just survive. Play full out - for yourself & the version of yourself you actually want to be. Yes - no matter where you are on the path - you really CAN have it all. 📿🃏 #BuiltNotBorn