While reading "You Are A Badass," my eyes were opened to how much more space I have to grow and all of the misconceptions that had been floating around in my head for no reason. First things first, take the time to challenge your set of subconscious beliefs. These are the ideas which you accept as truth. Are they really true, or have you allowed those thoughts to stick around long enough that you start believing they're true?
When you tackle and address your subconscious belief system, you'll find the truth about yourself. This will open the space within to start inviting fresh, new, positive beliefs and experiences that lift you up.
This is necessary to move forward and start making room for the life you demand to have. Because, why not? You deserve it. If you want to learn more ways to be a badass, keep reading. Here are my four takeaways from "You Are A Badass:"
1. The secret of the universe = energy.
No, really. This actually scientifically just makes sense.
Vibration attracts like vibration; therefore, if you raise the frequency you are emitting into the universe, the universe will match your vibration. Start putting out into the universe what it is you want to be true, but you have to believe it as fact right now.
Communicate with the universe everyday to state your truths and maintain your frequency level by practicing meditation. MEDITATE, people. It's so valuable and rewarding. Spend time alone, thinking, tuning into your inner guidance. "My inner guidance??" you might think. I did, too. I thought, "That's what I need a mentor for! I can't find my inner guidance, that's the problem." But I promise, it's there. You just have to listen to it.
I can't say that I've had any major epiphanies from meditating yet, but I have been able to practice controlling my mindset which is hugely powerful. I'm able to keep the positivity in and flush the negativity out. I feel love for myself and I feel connected to a progressively truer and truer version of myself. When I feel my thoughts going negative, I can step in and guide them back to a positive direction. You'll never have a positive life with negative thoughts plaguing your mind, so get rid of that mess asap.
2. Take action. Hell-bent-for-glory kind of action.
I've always been extremely ambitious and motivated. I'm very action-oriented and I always have at least one goal I'm working towards. I'm always up to take opportunities and new experience when they are presented to me. But sometimes I do give myself the excuse,"The time just isn't right yet" before taking a risk that I feel I haven't had sufficient time to prepare for.
Jen woke me the hell up when she wrote, "Most answers are revealed through doing, not thinking." You can be the most driven person that's ever lived, but if you don't take action, you'll ultimately accomplish nothing. Sometimes life requires taking a risk when it's not comfortable.
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is necessary for self-development as well as for creating your dream life. And as beneficial as it typically is to be thoughtful and methodical, eventually you just have to the damn thing.
3. Do what you love more.
"We're all busy but it's people who make enjoying life a priority who enjoy their lives."
PREACH, Jen, PREACH. We all get it. Life is busy and hectic. And things are never going to slow down. Time is pretty much in warp speed from this point on.
You have to proactively create a life you love. Make the time when there aren't enough hours in the day already. Prioritize. Start putting things first that you know will have a positive impact on your happiness and state of mind.
4. What people think of you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.
I feel truly liberated everyday because I'm not dependent on other people's perception of me. I love me, and that's enough for me. Besides, no one else is going to be me if I'm not me.
You will always remain reliant on other people if you don't disassociate your self-worth from their own conceived perceptions of who you are. It's such an impossibly exhausting load to carry when you depend on others for validation. The sooner you let that go, the sooner you'll find freedom.
Think of how much sweeter and easier life could be if you just fully embraced your glorious, splendid, radiant self. Make it your mission to hold the title of your own most diehard fan.
5. LOVE YOURSELF FIERCELY.
"Our fantasies are our realities in an excuse-free world." Let that sink in. Remember that the next time you give yourself a lame-ass excuse for not taking action.
Now, go kick ass at life. You are powerful and the universe is ready to give you what you want, you just have to ask for it.
HOWEVER, all this being said, just to keep it real... I'm still actively trying every day to be content with what I already have. As hard as I'm working towards making moves and taking action in my life, I currently have so much I am grateful for. I try to meditate on everything I have to be thankful for at least once every day; so, although I may be attempting to create the most awesome version of my life possible, I never want to be ungrateful for the life I have at the moment.