I must admit, this is something I have struggled with since I could remember. Though self-analysis is important and necessary at times, a constant state of mind filled with ridicule can only lead to an unhappy and unfulfilling life and can ultimately lead to destruction.
Failure is a word that literally makes me shiver once I hear or think of it. The reason being; I look at failure the wrong way. I view failure as a weakness and as an indication of my insignificance when failure is a huge, necessary part of life. Without failure, there would be no prosperity, no victory, no quest. The opportunity for growth steps in, and if you are willing and teachable through the storm, humility takes place. And with humility comes much wisdom.
Self-degradation is also the result of comparison. We form habits in our mind where we constantly differentiate ourselves from others, and it’s a nasty habit that even social media feeds on.
I have talked about [awareness] many times in my blog. I have talked about how we must renew our minds every day which will free us from the imprisonment of our self-degrading thoughts. Building awareness of your thoughts will build a better foundation for your life. Taking captive of every thought forms a better you and shapes a greater, purposeful life. Your thoughts create your self. Your mind has the power to build you up and give you life – but it also has the power to tear you apart, and cause destruction.
What thoughts will you choose to build a better foundation, a better world, and a better future for YOU?
When one of your favorite photographers asks you to model for him, you jump in the car and drive two hours to do so. And that is exactly what I did when the incredible Ian Bell asked to work with him. If you have been following me for a while you know that I am as goofy as ever, and Ian is no different, which is another reason why I admire him and his work. I enjoy meeting the ones who appreciate laughter as much as I do. I am completely in love with these powerful photos. The word freedom comes to mind when I see them. It may be the wind blowing through my hair or the fact that I am balancing on a curb. They have a childlike nature to them that brings a sense of peace.
I have one more set to share with you all and I can’t wait to do so!