Life Lessons Learned
1. I’m para-para-paralyzed (in indecision). (Coldplay “reference” for the win. Decision paralysis notsomuch). I have spent an insane amount of time feeling paralyzed in indecision, not wanting to make a wrong move that could cost me time. Apparently it didn’t occur to me that making a mistake is a learning experience, NOT a waste of time. I’ve spent WAY more time stalling than if I had just chosen a course of action, tried it, realized it was a mistake (maybe!) and started over again. Ugh.
2. I am who I am but that’s moldable. Last Fall I did a mud run and was very hesitant to get extremely dirty (it isn’t my thing). Then just this past weekend I did another mud run and I was diving in so much more freely! It’s SO me to sit back and watch first, or hesitate first, or ask a billion questions first before feeling comfortable. It’s also SO me to try something new and try to keep from being an old stick in the mud. (Pun very much intended).
Suggested reading: The 25 Things That People With Type A Personalities Do by Paul Hudson. Three of those are wrong but pretty much the other 22 describe me exactly. It’s who I am!
3. You can inspire greatness in others just by pushing yourself to grow. I’ve been blogging consistently every weekday for a year and a half, and sporadically for a while before that. Forcing myself to be consistent is a challenge in coming up with topics, making time to write, planning, and about a million other things. Not only have my habits encouraged J-slice to start his Red, White, and Wahoo! blog, but John has recently made comments about wanting to start a few projects. It’s surprising to hear him talk about these ideas and come up with them on his own because I know (humbly) that they’re ideas that would’ve never been on his radar if I hadn’t opened his world to new things.
What life lessons have you learned lately?
Life is very much interested in teaching us lessons if only we are willing to pay attention, listen, and learn. Part of the fun of living is to consistently stretch and grow, right? Read more life lessons here.