As we end August today I wanted to recap a few things that I have learned throughout the month:
You get to choose your hard. I was chatting with my big bro @jrthetrainer at the gym last week about something that I’ve read before (I cannot remember where, or who said it, so if someone can let me know!) but it’s really starting to resonate with me lately. “choose your hard”. Being unhappy is hard, working towards being your best self is hard. Choose your hard. Being unhealthy is hard, making healthy choices all day, every day is hard. Choose your hard. Working towards your goals is hard. Staying stagnant and not understanding why you aren’t getting anywhere is hard. Choose your hard. You get to choose your hard everyday. Lately I’ve been choosing the hard that’s getting me closer to where I want to be in all aspects of my life. I’m breaking bad habits and building better ones. I’m forgiving myself for past mistakes. I’m working towards the person that I’ve always wanted to be. I’m putting in the work each and every day for the first time in a long time. I hope you choose your hard each day intentionally. It’s going to be hard no matter what, so make sure you’re choosing the path that gets you closer to where you want to be,
When you stop worrying what people think about you & focus on growing, improving and evolving, you glow better. I used to be so consumed in what other people thought of me and how other people perceived me and what others would say about me. Throughout the last 9 months or so, this has changed. Once I stopped caring so much about what others felt about me or had to say about me, things got so much better. Trust me, there was a time where I was ALLLL consumed in what others were saying that I was not worried about my own self. I was a mess. As an enneagram 6, something I learned about myself is that one of my insecurities is security and safety. Talk about a lot to unpack. But throughout the last month or so everything has started to come to fruition with this lesson. I learned to stay in my lane, focus on me and what I think about me. The only things I think about when it comes to others now is how I can communicate and ensure they leave me feeling more positive than when they came to me.
Trust the timing of your life. You will always end up where you need to be and when. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason to get you where you need to be when you need to be there. There is always something to be learned, understood again and valued from it all. This was the basis on which I built and had the idea for Caffeinated Growth and it just hit home again this month as the pieces of my new journey fell into place. I couldn’t understand it all before, and I do now.
Overall, August was a pretty crazy month for me. But I learned a lot and I am super grateful for where I am in life. I hope you are too. And if you’re not in the greatest place right now, just remember that we are starting a new month tomorrow and you can start over and get to work to get you in a better position by the end of next month. Shift your mindset into growth, let go of your past mistakes and start to mold yourself into the person you want to be.
All the love,