Resilience & The Power of YOU
Happy Earth Day everyone! I love this day and wish we could make the efforts we put into this one day happen, well, every day. It's been amazing to see so many people using social media to share their plans for Earth Day. Even better is to see so many people getting outdoors and doing something to help protect our precious planet. From cleaning up litter around your neighbourhood to conserving energy and eliminating use of plastic bottles -- it all adds up! So thank you for making a difference.
I'm also so excited to share that I'm presenting at an elementary school in our community this week. I'll be sharing my stories about resiliency and times I've failed and how important it is to never give up.
I've learned that the brain is like a muscle and the more we exercise it, the stronger it gets. We learn the most from the mistakes we make. Sharing our mistakes with others might just be what someone else needs to overcome their fear as you inspire and motivate them with your courage to keep going.
We might not know how to do something now, but it is just a matter of time if you believe in yourself and give yourself time to learn. By adding the word "yet" to the end of a sentence, you can change your entire mindset in a really great way. Instead of saying that you can't do something, try saying, "I can't do _____ yet!" It makes all the difference.
I'm also a huge Star Wars fan and I love this movie clip where Yoda gives Luke Skywalker and important pep talk. Luke had a fixed mindset and Yoda asks him to unlearn what he has learned and that he can do whatever he makes his intention.
May the force of the power of the word YET be with you!
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"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732