How to Know You Are Walking Your Own Path?

No matter what journey you are currently at make sure that you have chosen it and it’s yours alone.

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Let go of the other paths that you see everywhere else, or the ones that people encourage you to go through.

You are the master (along w/ Gds grace) of where you are going, and path. 

And if you are stuck and saying, I don’t know where to go next or what is my path, ask these questions to get unstuck:

 

1) What is the one thing that makes my heart skip beyond my family and friends? 

2) Imagine you are rich and have unlimited resources- what is the perfect day for me? What am I doing? Who am I with? And why?  

3)  What is the one job/ thing that I will not get tired of doing even if I am 75 years old?

I know for sure, right now, that this is what will make me get up from bed with a smile at 75 years old.

Asking these questions will give you a glimpse of the path you are to take and one that will fulfill you no matter what may come your way.  

Also, keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answer. All answers are correct because they are truly yours, and only you have the key to unlock the door of your path.

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xoxoxo, 

Clara  

What Are You Willing To Do?

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We all have dreams and aspirations. We all have opportunities and setbacks. But the one thing that sets some people apart is their willingness to do whatever it takes to do what they dream of or want.


Without willingness to give it your all, to keep going, and to sacrifice, your dreams and aspirations will never evolve. They will only be dreams and aspirations in their simplest forms.


Willingness is a concept that we do not speak of often. Usually we are told or speak about “Just do it.”


But never are we asked -

1. “what are you willing to give up to make your dream happen?”


2. “What are you willing to do to keep going?”


3. “What are you willing to endure to reach it?”


And these questions are paramount in how we go about “just doing it.”


Because at the end of it all, if we do not determine the answer to these and are not willing to sacrifice and to keep going regardless of the obstacles, of what people say, and of life - we will be “just doing.”


We will be doing, reach a certain level, give up, and then realize “Damn, all this time vested. This was not for me.”


So before you go ahead and just do it, ask yourself these questions so that you know if this is the path to take or the dream to pursue.


Because time is one of the most precious, valuable assets we have. We don’t get it back. Use it wisely.


Excerpted from “Questions To Ask” Podcast and inspired by Indra Nooyi’s interview Women in the World Summit.

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How to Embrace Change

Whether you like it or not, change is constant, inevitable and certain.

It is the one thing that you can rely on.

Many people are afraid of change
because of the unknown it brings
because of how hard it can be
because of how much it can make us realize who we truly are. 

But change, although scary, can be an exhilarating, life-altering catalyst.  Without it, we will stay stagnant and not be able to survive.

Think about it… Change is the foundation of evolution, industrious advancements, revolutions, and everything that the we stand on & for.  

So how do you embrace it, and make peace with it?

By challenging the very thought of how you view change. By making it your BFF. Your everyday way of living.

When you see changes happening, move towards them - not against them. Allow it to happen with open arms by telling yourself:

" I'm ready for what may come. It’s going to be good. I will learn and grow from this."   

By making this simple statement, you are changing your mindset and embracing change as a positive.

To put into perspective, let’s say that you are dealing with downsizing at work or you have a new boss with new strategies and vision.

Instead of fighting it and going into this negative tailspin of why this is not good for you or the company (which at the end will not get you anywhere, except being bitter and perhaps having to leave), allow yourself to feel scared at that moment, to ask the questions that you need to ask to understand the situation fully and as objectively as possible, and then tell yourself,

Ok. This may be a new way of doing things,I'm ready for what may come.  I will learn and grow from this, and I know, it’s going to be good".”

Try something that scares you everyday. 

Eleanor T. Roosevelt was right: by doing one thing everyday that scares you or is new, you will be more apt to the changes in your lives. Your brain will understand that change is a friend. It will not resist it as much or have a problem with anything that may come and is different. It will accept it as its normal.

And don’t think that the changes have to be big.  No.  They can be as small as walking through a different route each morning, or as risk taking as bunjee jumping once a month. 

Prepare yourself for any challenges that may come.

Where there is change, there are challenges. To prepare and feel at ease with what may come, prepare yourself with

-a career coach that will hold you accountable in staying positive

-go back to school, or read up on what you need to know about what is to come

-build a network of support in which you can vent to and discuss any gripes you may have (but keep it to a minimum of 1 per week) and then let it go as soon as you say it.

By doing these simple strategies you’ll be able to embrace your inner change master and make it your friend. 


XOXO,
Clara 

 

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Change is my friend.