What does it mean to be you? Are you fearless about exploring and evolving as a person, or does the idea of change or vulnerability scare you?
For many of us, it’s easier to react to what happens to us instead of setting an intentional course in life.
But what if we don’t want to live this way? How do we take control and be more intentional about what we do and the challenges we hope to overcome?
As a storyteller, I’ve learned we are all extraordinary. It’s true when I reflect on the number of ordinary people who do extraordinary things, whether it’s changing the world or just building the life they want to live.
For several years now, I’ve immersed myself in the lives of great history-makers. I’ve met hundreds of them from the past (figuratively speaking, of course!) and watched how they harnessed their power despite fear and uncertainty.
Every time I feel like something might be too difficult, I think of them and change my perspective by telling myself to refuse to accept I am in a driver-less car.
Instead, I deliberately build an artfully inspired life every day. It’s much easier than I ever imagined.
My life is moldable like Emma’s art because I am open to change and purposefully seek a deeper understanding of myself and those around me. That’s why WS is sharing a personal story of transformation every day this week.
Tomorrow, artist Arica Hilton shares what scared her most in life and what she did to overcome it. Wednesday, we meet Merya Zghieb who decided to embark on a 40-day solo hike through the Via Alpina to understand what was missing in her life.
Thursday, WS founder Rose McInerney shares one of the most embarrassing and liberating moments of her life in the Arctic wilderness. Friday’s story about Jia Jiang’s life-changing transformation provides an entertaining story and a fascinating roadmap for facing what many of us fear most – rejection.
Make today the beginning of a truly inspired week. Start by telling yourself you can and soak up every opportunity to build the life you want. And if you haven’t read our “Fearless ” stories from July’s issue of WS Magazine, please do. It might help you to take those first steps.