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July 11, 2022 “Freedom comes with our ability to value being over doing.”  These days, my mind examines all the […]
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Wendy Jones
July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022

“Freedom comes with our ability to value being over doing.” 

These days, my mind examines all the different sides of freedom. The silver lining of the pandemic is that we have learned more about the freedoms that matter most to us.  That unprecedented ask for adaptation that we had to manage was a confidence builder for me because the environment has been one where, without so many of the distractions we had before, it’s easier to take a little time and ask the question of whether our vision and our actions match up with our values. When we live in this space we have a greater sense of freedom.  Once we know we can trust our own gut, without hesitation, freedom becomes a mindset that nobody can take away.  Another benefit that springs from the ability to trust our own gut is that we learn to ask for feedback that we can improve from rather than reassurance that actually undercuts our confidence in ourselves. From relationships, work situations we find ourselves in, to finding the motivation to make the most of our days, embrace the challenge, and then look for the little skills that we need to do that also help us to enjoy being who we are. Chip away at them one by one, and build your confidence as you do.  For all of the stress that the world may lie at our feet today, we have the freedom and the opportunity to emerge more skilled, clear headed, and stronger to be who we were born to be. Silence the noise and just breathe. The answers, and the freedom, lie with what matters most to you. 

Daily Action:   Look at your calendar today and evaluate what you are doing to help you become the person you want to be.  Identify what you need more of and what needs to be cut out. 

Daily Reframe: We can only hold others to a standard we are able to achieve ourselves. 

With Optimism,

Wendy

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About the author:
Wendy Jones is a mother of four, lifelong athlete, writer, and optimism & resilience coach and speaker. Through 20 years of parenting and relationship struggles, she believes that vulnerability and our willingness to share our stories is a way to heal ourselves

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