Category Archives: face the fear

make life your practice

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
― Martha Graham

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Practicing isn’t always going to be fun, yet it is what leads to perfecting your craft, your work, your relationships, your communications, your community and your life.

What are you working on continually to get better at?

When you practice you grow.  Practice invites you to greater challenges.  Practice is the foundation of confidence and competence.    By enhancing your abilities you increase your chances for new opportunities.

Practicing isn’t about being perfect it is about recognizing the imperfections and adjusting so the potential of an error is reduced in the future.

What do you want to get better at?   What will it take?   Will you do it?

 

facing mighty challenges

“When you stand at the bottom of the mountain and look up at the mountaintop, the path looks hard and stony, and the top is obscured by clouds. But when you reach the top and you look down, you realize that there are a thousand paths that could have brought you to that place.”
― Roz Savage

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You’ve come to a point in your life where the only way forward is over the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced.    What will you do?

Some people get stuck in the valley and stop.   Others stare into the past and reflect on what could have been and others retreat and take the path back from where they came.

To grow and to experience life fully requires that you chart a path towards your biggest challenges.  Face them head on.  Create a plan and move forward towards something bigger than what you have now.   Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean more material rewards, it means bigger life rewards.

What is it that you are dreaming to do?

The reward is on the other side of the mountain, the very mountain you need to climb.  Face the fear and start climbing.