Never stop seeking your better! When you find it you'll want to share it and inspire others to do the same. Understand not everyone will embrace the invitation. They may be too addicted to their story of "less" or just might not be ready. Seek out those who dare to keep discovering their better!
The roadblock to happiness are the choices we make to instead to be angry, frustrated, sad and on occasion to be miserable. I'm not saying there aren't times of value to experience those emotions, I'm just suggesting re-inserting happiness as the default, considering it was here first!
Sometimes it's easy to spot the bully. Sometimes it can be more difficult to see. It really sucks when the bully is me. Many of us can look back and recall someone who made our lives hell and who truly fit the "B" word. Yet, sometimes when we look inside we find that person, given a certain set of circumstances turns out to be us. And just as devastating, when we look deep enough to discover the ways in which we have, and may continue, to bully ourselves.
We're heavily invested in our stories. They've allowed us to make sense of the world we live in, to get out of bed in the morning or not, to decide what's real and what's not real. And then one day we may wake up and realize the stories from our past may no longer be true, may have never been true. And, now we get to decide what those stories are going to be, to choose the outcome where we win instead of believing that right is reserved only for others. Take a listen and grab something for yourself. Lord knows you deserve it. It's time for you to know too! firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not always easy to hear the word no, or to say it to others. It can conjure up our greatest fears about ourselves and and hold us back from experiencing our greatness and inspiring it in others. Changing the way we share "no" with our kids and re-wiring the messages it sends to us as adults can be life altering and open us to new possibilities.
Without great role models many men are left with unrealistic expectations and pressures of what it means to be a man. Even with support we can sometimes lose our footing. In the end it's a great feeling to know that our real strength is found in our willingness to be vulnerable, to expose the one body part that often gets overlooked - our heart!