November Thankfulness – Day 8 – Have The Courage To Grow Up

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November Thankfulness – Day 8 – Have The Courage To Grow Up

November Thankfulness – Day 8 Was Powerful

Today as I was sharing why I was thankful … I found it to be so powerful I wanted to share it on the blog. I am pretty sure that we all have at least one family member with Peter Pan syndrome that refuses to grow up. They don’t get responsibility, they live with someone who takes care of all of their needs, and they are just not living up to their purpose. In fact they often hide behind the statement of DOING what they need to do for their purpose. Truth be told, it’s a lie. Purpose is meant to be shared and not stored away!

People have excuses, I’ve had excuses. Every day you can come up with an excuse on why you aren’t going after things you should, to make your dreams come true. Goals are not just words on paper. They are ACTIONS! If you don’t take action you don’t succeed. You know as you are reading this how true that is. But why am I thankful for all of this? It’s because I didn’t have this at 20, or even 30… and 40 I was coming out of the fog of denial. I knew my purpose but I was hiding behind it. So be thankful for growing up. Be thankful for learning about yourself, and knowing what you have to do at whatever age you are at. And be thankful to know that there’s more for you out there no matter where you are… THERE is more!

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer said today, “You can’t expect to draw people into your life who are kind, confident, and generous if you’re thinking and acting in cruel, weak, and selfish ways. You must be what it is that you’re seeking–that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract.” So you can’t live a life of true happiness serving your purpose if you don’t get out there and share it. You GIVE to RECEIVE! The secret to attracting all things in life. Move forward to get somewhere. Let go of fear, let go of control, let go of obstacles… and you’ll be open to get all of things that await the grown up version of you.

{Day 8} – I am Thankful! 

I’m thankful for being able to sort out who I am in this life, and not just believing that where you are is who you are, and that there’s nothing more. I feel so sad when I see someone that is stuck in that mentality. We’re all going through the same things here. We learn something new, we have light bulb moments of why things happened, why things need to change, we realize we have purpose… but it doesn’t just happen because you turned 18. YOU don’t just grow up, become an adult and KNOW what you want to do with your life.

Barbara Christensen I Paleo Vegeo I Have The Courage To Grow UpBut the truth is that it does take courage to do what you want to do in life. Every single day I watch these women and men on my teams really define who they are – and the IMPACT!! Oh my gosh the impact it has on your life to figure all of that out is so huge! It’s what makes dreamers into achievers. No joke. 

I see it this way, I am maybe half way through life… I truly pray I have another half at least. And so it’s okay for me to still be defining my direction on how to best serve my purpose in life. I wasn’t one of those people that knew at 23 exactly what I was going to do… I explored. That led me to here, and it’s exactly where I am meant to be. Where it will take me tomorrow with be amazing I’m sure as well. Have courage!! Go after the passion in your HEART…. grow up, know that means sharing your passion and not hiding it away. You’ll change lives… I guarantee it!! 

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