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Do you journal?

Do you look back at the ups and downs that have lead you to where you are? You don’t have to go out and start a full-blown blog or write a novel, but I would recommend taking some time and writing out your thoughts on paper. Write out your goals, dreams, crazy ideas, write out stuff that you want to get better at, and so much more.

My life has been more enjoyable since I began to document my life successes and the challenges I have encountered. In the world of social media, it’s easy to try and live a highlight reel, showing the public all the accomplishments along the way. But let me tell you, people know it’s fake. It’s easier to relate with others when you share the whole journey, including struggles and successes. In doing so, you will help others overcome their obstacles and relate with them personally.

Do you share the highlight reel?

I had found myself falling into the trap of only sharing this fake highlight reel, acting as if I achieved this level of perfection. In reality, I was leaving out parts of the picture. This fake way of sharing your life doesn’t actually benefit others. Credibility is an issue, and your audience finds it hard to relate. People do business with people they like and believe the same things they do. When communicating with others, whether through social media, email, or in person, spend time getting to know what others believe and letting others know what you believe.

I want to encourage you to set high goals and then document your results. Whether in a journal or just a mental reflection of the struggles and successes along the way. Live your life to the fullest in every moment, cherish the success, and reflect on the challenges. They are what make up your life. Understand that striving for perfection on this earth will only lead to a sense of unfulfilled actions. Perfection is reserved for the next life. Once you have identified where you want to go, take massive amounts of action, make lots of mistakes, fail often, and learn.

Let yourself fail.

Yes, I said it. It’s ok to fail, make a mistake, not get it right the first time. This is the journey; learn from the missteps and get up and repeat over and over until you hit your target. You only truly fail if you stop. So change your mindset and realize it’s ok to fail. You won’t look back and regret failing, but you will regret never trying!

Stay Great!