“Life happens when the tectonic power of your speechless soul breaks through the dead habit of the mind.” John Patrick Stanley
Being vulnerable has this incredible capacity to invite vulnerability from others, thereby creating freedom for them.
I don’t know why vulnerability exactly creates freedom. Something about just being connected to others and sharing with others – even the parts of us that we aren’t so sure about.
Reminds of the Mother Theresa quote “We don’t have peace because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Perhaps in our vulnerability is when we find each other again.
And we invite others to belong with us.
Almost every moment of every day, one of two thoughts in your mind will win out.
Your love for others.
Or your fear of failure.
May your love always run faster than your fear.
We all experience disappointment at some points in our lives.
So, what are some thoughts to handle it in the most resourceful way possible?
It is important to know that disappointment is not a bad thing. It could mean a number of things. It could mean that your expectations were not met. It could also mean that you went for something bigger than yourself and missed it. Or it could mean that someone else let you down.
No matter what, disappointment is not a “bad” thing. What if we were able to look at disappointment without judging it? What resource could it provide?
I think there are 2 primary ways to go with this:
1. From now on, set clear expectations with yourself and others. This doesn’t mean you won’t be let down, but it significantly decreases the chances.
2. Keep taking risks. I think when we are going after the life we dream of, disappointment can be paralyzing at times. We must reconnect with the “why” behind our dreams and then find a way to get back on track.
What do you think? Feel free to share thoughts or questions in the comments section.
Friends, on the blog I am going to start sharing resources and people with you who will add value to your life and be resourceful as you pursue the life you long for.
Today, I am featuring my friend and colleague Adrian Koehler.
Adrian is a Husband to Jess, Father to Scout, Son, Brother, Friend, and Transformational Leadership Coach.
Someone once said about Adrian: “Getting coaching from Adrian is like investing in mental insurance.”
Adrian empowers people to keep a sound mind, stay focused on results, and helps you take your life back. He is a fusion of grit and compassion and I have been lucky enough to call him friend over the past 8 years.
If you connect with Adrian at one of his upcoming workshops (MAY 10), have him speak at your company, or hire him to coach you, it just may be the best money you ever invest in yourself.
Adrian has a workshop coming up. I recommend you check it out. Don’t miss opportunities like this. They will pass.
Here is a video highlighting Adrian’s work:
You can find more about him at www.adriankoehler.com
Up until the age of 29, the longest I had ever run at one time was 4.4 miles.
And I distinctly remember how freaking “hard” that was. I remember feeling like I had run 100 miles.
And then I went and ate a bunch of food, thus nullifying my workout.
Fast forward a couple of years.
A friend challenged me to run a half marathon with him.
And while training, I run an 11 mile run and a 12 mile run.
What the heck? Really? 3 times the “impossible” 4.4 miler I ran?
And I ran the half marathon in 2 hours and 3 minutes.
So I decided to sign up for a trail marathon.
Listen, whatever it is you think you can’t do, you might be wrong.
You don’t really know unless you give it a shot.
What haven’t you even tried yet, but have already given up on?
David A. Gerber kicks off his “Leadership Series: Conversations with Influentials in Their Field of Expertise.”
To Purchase Tickets: http://bit.ly/1oKYhgM
On Friday, April 25 from 7pm to 9pm, I will be hosting an event with Epic Bill Bradley.
Epic Bill Bradley is an Extreme Endurance Athlete and Motivational Speaker.
Among his accomplishments:
- World Record with 7 Consecutive Crossings of the Grand Canyon
- Completed RAAM (Rida Across America)
- Completed Self-Created Extreme Endurance Triathlon in Hawaii (10 mile open ocean swim + 300 mile bike ride + 120 mile run)
- Double Badwater
- Etc. (See additional race reports here)
At the event, here is what you can expect:
- Wine and Dessert are included.
- David A. Gerber will be hosting “The Leadership Series” event and sharing briefly.
- Bill Bradley will be giving his keynote presentation, including how he overcame incredible leadership obstacles to complete his world record with 7 consecutive crossings of the Grand Canyon. This presentation would normally cost $5000 if you were to pay Bill to come speak at your organization.
- Meet incredible people who attend.
- Walk away motivated as you learn real life insights from David and Bill about developing mental focus, overcoming obstacles, and increasing your confidence.
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Here is a video Bill and David did to share more about the event:
Only 40 tickets available, once they are gone, they are gone.
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