Hey there creator,
I have a question for you that I ask myself almost daily:
Who are you and who do you want to become?
This week's self-improvement agenda might look something like this for you:
- Side hustle.
Next week's list might be bigger or smaller give or take.
This list goes on in self-development.
However, the most important aspect of personal change which is the building block of all self-development is identity.
It’s what everything on your daily to-do list takes its cue from — because you can’t create a transformation without identity change.
So I ask again: who are you and who do you want to become?
If you read James Clear’s Atomic Habits, the notion of identity change likely resonates with you.
It’s through the small choices we make every day, whether for better or worse that define who we are — and over time, these choices reinforce what we believe about ourselves, what we’re capable of, and who we are.
Your identity is where it’s at.
Oh, and by the way, the Universe agrees.
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Do you take things personally? (And who doesn’t?) Here’s how to stop.
Frederik Imbo | 4 minutes
Wouldn't life be easier for all of us if we could stop taking things so personally? Wouldn't we be freer? When we take things personally, it's our ego speaking.
Our ego thinks others should take us into consideration. Our ego doesn’t want to be criticized. Our ego wants to be acknowledged and told we’re always right.
Once we can recognize it's our ego that's been bruised, the author suggests two strategies:
- Realize that it’s not about you.
- Give yourself some empathy, or speak up
Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Dr. Vassilia Binensztok via @KillTheEgo
When you’re not used to being confident, confidence feels like arrogance.
When you’re used to being passive, assertiveness feels like aggression.
When you’re not used to getting your needs met, prioritizing yourself feels selfish.
Your comfort zone is not a good benchmark.
// 100 Days of Publishing :: DAY 61 ✍🏼
How To Create Micro-Moments Of Mindfulness Throughout the Day
What do chores, daily activities we do unconsciously like brushing our teeth and combing our hair, and waiting for something to happen or finish all have in common?
These are moments that have the potential to be our great teachers for nurturing mindfulness and living an awake life. And what if these moments turned into beautiful, sacred experiences? In this article and accompanying video, I go deeper into this and share a quick practice you can do every day to cultivate this level of presence.
// In Case You're Interested ::
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As Always, Keep Creating,
Anthony V. Lombardo
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