One of the most remarkable traits of successful people is their remarkable persistence to achieving their dream. Of course, a bit of luck and a great network can play a part in the journey to the top, but it’s ferocious determination that separates the standard from the superstars. Advertisements
Our generation has seen the immersion of new brands and movements, taking on names that immediately conjure an image or a lifestyle in our minds once we see a glimpse of a logo or the whisper of a name. From the Change campaign of President Barak Obama, to the white glow of an Apple from behind a laptop screen, we take a brand and its associations as a deep connection to the meaning of that thing.
“Doing begets more doing. It sounds simple, but I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what, can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer. It’s in those moments that we must dig deep, ignore the noise, and lean in.” – Reese Witherspoon Famous and beautiful actresses are often viewed as the pinnacle of female confidence and grace. This isn’t the case with Reese Witherspoon, who in a recent interview explained that she had immense anxiety when considering accepting a spokesperson position for Avon, a company that is close to her heart. Performing under the lights of Hollywood, as a character in a story is a vastly different experience than standing on a podium as Reese’s self and reading a speech that came from her heart.
Moving forward with your career and life goals doesn’t happen by accident. It takes concerted effort and hard work to keep your healthy self on track with your dreams, all the while balancing the connections in your life and somehow keeping the laundry from piling up in the bedroom corner. Along with the many practices you preach, one key mindset can have a distinguishing influence on the course of achieving your mission. And this mindset is confidence.
Although it’s important to sleep well, eat clean foods, exercise, and take care of our mental health- it’s not enough if we do it all in a vacuum. The one secret ingredient to bringing energy into your life, is by having a mission and focusing on that mission through everything.
Admittedly, I am not a morning person. Over the years, I’ve tried to wake up early and exercise/read/work/wash and dry my hair… but it’s just not going to happen for me. If you’re one of those morning sunshine people- good for you, you crazy morning tiger! Whether you’re a morning person- or not, there is one powerful practice you should be doing to show yourself some love and make space for your day. Meditate.