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Fear tells us that we’re about to go through something difficult without guidance, and that we are alone. It tells us we won’t make it through to the other side. And, most of all, when a glimmer of light does show up as hope, fear is right there to tell us it’s not worth moving towards. Fear loves it when we don’t move.
Don’t hold yourself back from your greatness just because you’ve made some mistakes or because other people – or life – has hurt you.
The older we get, the easier it is to look back and identify times when we didn’t act as cool as we thought we were.
Recently, an 18-year-old student made national headlines by stabbing a fellow student to death and seriously injuring another. He said he did it because they bullied him.
Do you say “good morning” to strangers?
I went for a hike a couple of days before the 4th of July that took about 90 minutes and passed a lot of people both on the way up and way down.
I believe I said “good morning” to just about everyone I passed and in about 90% of the instances, I initiated it.
A couple of weeks ago, I was flying to Santa Barbara, CA for some intense training. Coming from Boston at that time, this was a welcome change in weather. Boston is awesome in the spring but we’d been having a lot of rain and the temperate had been hovering in the 50’s for a while. I was very much looking forward to the southern California sun to say the least.
People often become bystanders when there are others who need help. Choosing to help can make a big difference simply by alleviating someone’s worries and assuring that everything’s going to be okay.
Not all bullying interventions work. So instead of complaining about the school, start working with the school about how to prevent bullying and teaching the kids to be resilient to it.
Connections are how relationships are formed. Just as little as a few minutes to connect with another person can create meaningful and genuine relationships.