In this week’s episode we will:
Legacy Pecans Princess (Heather)
I’ve been inspired by two recent occurrences in my life:
Because the real way to get perspective in life is to remember just how precious and short it is. We are literally not guaranteed tomorrow, let alone the rest of today. I don’t mean to be morbid; I just want to call you to rise to living life with this truth at the forefront of your mind.
Death shakes us all – and it is difficult to process, but here are a few things I have been reminded of this week … lessons that I don’t want to ever forget that I have learned from Ryan.
As many of you already know, I have a very all-or-nothing personality, which can be good at times, but can also be my most challenging and destructive trait. When overwhelmed – if I don’t “capture my thoughts” – I can have the propensity to get “lost in the tunnel”.
Lost in the tunnel is when you think that something will never end. You believe the negativity and the lies that the situation has no hope to change. The tunnel is a bad place to be – it is a place where hope does not exist and cynicism and fear pervade (being in the tunnel is easy – it’s a lazy engagement of the mind)
Fight the tunnel with this truth: “This too shall pass.” OR “When things are bad they won’t always be bad.”
Personally I had a moment during labor when I felt like I was going to die – the pain was too intense, Ellie was going into distress and I felt like the pain would never go away. I went to the tunnel.
The second time I most recently went to the tunnel was the hormonal recovery from delivery. (Night sweats, extreme thirst, swelling, fatigue – there seemed to be no end in sight…but in all reality it actually didn’t last very long…it was just that in the midst of the journey I lost sight of the light)
When we believe in the darkness of the tunnel we become:
We must remember that every tunnel has an ending. There is a light – and you must believe that it’s there, even before you can see it. The ability to reframe your mindset will make the difference between allowing you to be someone who lives life to the fullest – knowing that each day is a gift and is short – and someone who is just surviving life, trying to make it from day to day and never really maximizing their presence on earth.
Here are the 7 ways you can proactively position your perspective:
Just wanted to provide you with some feedback from your App. I am replying from our previous thread from when I started my journey +/- 15 weeks ago so you could remember me. This past Sunday I completed my first half marathon. My time wasn’t awesome, but I finished, and quicker than my original goal time when I started of 2:30. I made it in 2:27 and some change. I tweaked my training program slightly along the way to accommodate my busy work schedule, but ultimately I owe a lot of my accomplishment to your inspiration and training program. I truly was a couch to half marathon as I hadn’t done any athletic activity in years. I really enjoyed following the program. I have already purchased the PR half marathon app as I get to work on that. Thank you so much for helping me in my journey. See my picture attached my wife took of me next to the finish line. I look forward to continue to follow you on Facebook and Twitter and to get going with the PR app. Thanks again!
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Here’s what she had to say:
I’ve been listening to your show for a little over a year now. In that time I’ve experienced a great feeling of self-worth and personal development. You have led me to embrace unforeseen events in life, get out of a toxic relationship (and find a new/amazing one), make and attain goals, and create/follow a WLWB list. When I began my journey with you I was in a bad place due to side effects of a medication. So you helped me a lot through that time (I switched meds and now I’m good). Journaling has helped me a lot also. I almost can’t live without it now.
Your podcast has helped me help others by improving my listening skills, and helping them see value in themselves, and encourage them as you have encouraged me. I’ve always been one of those people are very comfortable talking to and seeking advice from. While dating, after the toxic relationship, I met some great guys that really opened up to me and complimented me on this trait. I’ve also tried to help some of my closer friends through some difficult times. Your advice and quotes have guided me to do/say the right things.
Thanks for all you do. Looking forward to your next Podcast!
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