I love it when unexpected words fall into my lap at just the right moment.  I love receiving a message I need to hear. I love feeling inspired to examine something a little deeper when I might not otherwise do so. Change & growth hurt.  By nature, transformation is uncomfortable.  It is only in retrospect, after the hard hard work, that we get to look back and say: “wow….I can’t believe I used to live that way.”

This link appeared in my inbox the other day from a fellow runner/mama.  It resonated with me so much & it’s definitely worth repeating and sharing. And revisiting.  Maybe you will find it meaningful too…

I generally try to steer clear of quick little fluffy articles containing numbered lists promising this or that in 5 steps. Or warning you of such & such if you see these “7 signs”.

This one felt different: “8 Powerful Questions we Should Ask Ourselves Immediately”.  

Here you go:

1. Where do I want to be in five years time?

2. How did I want to feel on the inside in five years time? Where would I be emotionally, physically, mentally?

3. What bad habits do I need to stop?

4. What mistakes have I made today?

5. Who do I envy or admire? What qualities do these people have? In what way can I learn from them? What is it about them that inspires me?

6. What stories have I told myself?

7. Who do I love and who loves me?

8. If no one judged me, who would I be?

And the best part:

I started asking myself these questions on a daily basis.

Moving towards another new year, these questions deserve some reflection.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay



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