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Week 42.

Find Your Mantra

A Donut by Timothy on 25 October

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we’re closing in on the last 10 posts of this year… or perhaps it’s a side effect of Christmas decorations being hung up pre-maturely in October, but I’m feeling rather reflective. I stumbled across this piece based on Adam Braun‘s 30 Mantras to Change Your Life and smiled at how many were lessons learnt (or strengthened) this year.

Here are the 10 that spoke to me the most.

Know that you have a purpose.

You should never see yourself other than a vital piece in a puzzle.

Tourists see, but travelers seek.

Don’t be pedestrian. Explore the world, don’t just watch it passing you by.

Big dreams start with small, unreasonable acts.

We all must learn to crawl before we run. Take baby steps towards where you want to be.

Read the signs along the path.

Listen to what others have to say. Sometimes the voice in your head doesn’t know what it’s talking about.

Create separation to build connection.

If you are not growing, you are dying. Remove yourself if you have to.

Stay guided by your values, not your necessities.

I think this one links to the one above for me. Sometimes you have to do the “impractical” thing to find a better fit.

You can’t fake authenticity.

I accept that I’ll never be a member of the “fake it ’til you make it” club. I’ll own my mistakes but never forget that I’m capable of success.

Surround yourself with those who make you better.

We grow stronger when we encourage each other to lean towards the sun.

Listen to your echoes.

I’ve always been a big advocate for karma. What we put out comes back to us. Be aware of your words and actions.

If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.

We are capable of some pretty amazing things – IF we allow ourselves to dream it in the first place.

This week's donut?

The older I get, the more I learn to appreciate the importance of mental health. I know its easy for people to brush off and be cynical of all this 'airy-fairy', positivity and rainbows thing but we really shouldn't. If we remind ourselves of the values and morals which guide us in our day to day we will be better equipped to pursue the challenges we set in the future.

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