Sometimes in life, we can experience an epiphany or change so profound that it changes the very essence of who we are. While we have the ability to improve with purposeful action daily, it is often in the storms of life, that change is thrust upon us in a way imagined. It can be treacherous and painful, a feeling of hundreds of dark nights woven together eclipsing even the faintest spark of light. Then it occurs, the parting of the clouds and streams of light begin to fill our world. The lens of shiftlessness or complacency have been washed clean and a new lens of clarity appears in its place. It is only after enduring the journey does the change appear before us, it is the change that is creating a new shape with our life, sending us into new territory. It is the change that was so brutal and confounding yet the change we would not exchange even if it meant wiping away all of the memory of what came before.
We have all heard the saying "finding your tribe" or "I need to find my tribe" but what the heck does this mean and why is this important for us? Don't worry, you won't need to paint your face and run around in crazy clothes (though that could be fun wouldn't it?)
A tribe is a group of people we know and engage with where we feel a unique sense of comfort and ease. When you find your tribe you may hear yourself exclaiming "These are my people!"
They say change is a good thing and yes, we all know it is. It is the place that allows us to grow, the place where new opportunities and journeys are born, yet it still can be one heck of an adjustment. The adjustment can be magnified when not only are we having big personal changes (and yes they can be good) but when our immediate circle of loved ones are also experiencing a shift.
I met a person floating in the ocean one day recently; I guess there is a strange first for everything. It was an unusually hot day so I went down to the beach with my sister. We floated in the water talking about how my nephew that just graduated high school wants to travel for a bit before college. Of course, that is met with the typical family freak out, I however think it is a fantastic idea.
Success isn't always a straight line, In fact, it rarely is. More often than not it is a winding road of stops, starts, and potholes.
The journey is the biggest wildest part of the adventure and should be enjoyed as such. If you don't take time to enjoy what you learn along the way you will indeed miss the whole point.
Here are quotes from twelve of the world's most successful people who truly get it and have made their mark in areas as wide as media to spirituality.
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Enjoy these Success tips from twelve of the world's most successful people
I do it, you do it, we all do it. Putting on a different mask for every different role we play in life. I could say that we should never alter our behavior depending on the situation but that wouldn't be realistic or make any sense. We have a lot of pressures, as people, we are not one dimensional and we all wear many different hats. How we are in the bedroom will never be the same as how we are in the boardroom. The you that volunteers is not the same person that may go out for a wild night. We need all of these components to make us feel whole and we need them most of all to feel alive. The problem comes with the confusion we experience when we feel like we are all of these things. Responsible and organized, passionate and driven, relaxed and vulnerable, lazy and carefree even careless and wild.
Some people are naturally self confident, for others it can feel like a day to day struggle. The good news is that self confidence can be improved with some practice.
Do you ever feel apprehensive when you need to meet new people? Do new experiences and environments conjure up feelings of fear and dread more than excitement and joy? If this is the case then taking some time to work on your self confidence can add great benefits to your life. The following are some practical tips that you can apply today to help bolster your self confidence.