Surviving to Thriving

Message/Experiment of the Week:

Do you ever feel like you are just surviving instead of living the life you truly want? Your life and your identity are simply the result of the patterns you repeat in your life. So, if you want to change things, you need to change the patterns you repeat. Your life isn’t broken, you just have patterns that aren’t working for you.

Kobe Bryant is a great example of finding the best patterns and then making them better (see video below). He wanted to be the best basketball player in the world. So, he would follow the patterns of other successful players and then build on them to become even better.

One thing to keep in mind is that many of your patterns are subconscious. So, as you try to implement new patterns in your life, your brain will often try to get you to fall back into your old conscious and subconscious patterns. However, if you stick with your new pattern, your brain and your subconscious will gradually accept it. Just like your body is probably gradually accepting daylight savings time. :)

One pattern that will truly change your life and the lives of everyone around you is to love yourself and others unconditionally, and that is something you can choose to do right now.

For an experiment this week, set the pattern of loving yourself and others unconditionally. This doesn’t mean that you don’t set boundaries, but it does mean that you truly want the best for yourself and others.

Quote of the Week:

  • "Believe in your dreams, even when others might not get you, and then love them anyways when they’re bragging to people that they met you.” ―Jamie Kern Lima, in her new book “Worthy”

Videos of the Week:

Kobe Bryant’s Greatest Speech

You Are Not Crazy, You Are Just First

Song of the Week:

Give Me Your Eyes - Brandon Heath [Lyrics on screen HD]

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