The 2 things that struck me the most were the training slogans that kept repeating over and over again:
“Honor the Struggle” & “Bring the Joy”
Life is a struggle… no one can deny that… at any point of our life we face some form of challenge… be it physical, emotional or spiritual… It’s always there… it is there to teach us something… to help us grow… If we are not challenged, we stagnate… and if we fall into the victimhood and helplessness mentality, we’ll fail to grab the wisdom, the message sent our way… It will keep repeating over and over again… it will resurface in our life in different shapes and forms until we get it… and when we finally “get it”, it will be time for the next lesson, the next challenge… This is life!
This is why we need to “Honor the Struggle”… If we want to grow, spread our wings and make a change in our life and in the life of others, we need to honor that the struggle is an integral part of the package… We have to honor the struggle and even crave it as without it we won’t grow, we won’t learn, we won’t advance…
Yet, to be able to tolerate the journey with all its struggles, challenges and sometimes sufferings, we need to “Bring the Joy”… We need to restore this child wonder inside us, we need to play, jump, dance, and enjoy every moment along the way!
Don’t wait until you reach the final destination or your end goal in order for you to celebrate… celebrate every tiny win, every baby achievement along the way… add fun to the experience, smile at your challenges, put some music on and dance with excitement…
Celebrate and enjoy, even if your joints still hurt a bit, your back still aches, your bills are still piling up, your toddler still cries or your road still seems foggy…
Look for beauty everywhere around you and you will sure find it… challenge yourself to find it in every corner, in every experience, in every person you meet… Keep smiling all the way… Don’t wait for ‘something’ or ‘someone’ to make you happy, generate happiness from within… As Brandon Burchard teaches: "the power plant doesn't have energy, it generates energy!"
So, whatever you do, keep smiling and keep on keeping on!
You’re so much loved!