It’s time to set jealousy and competition aside and celebrate the accomplishments of each of us. We need to share the lessons we’ve learned along the way so others realize their struggles are not in vain. We need to celebrate what makes each of us unique and special.
Recognizing the things that bring more joy into our life sounds simple, but what I’ve learned over the years is many people have a hard time using that as a gauge to determine whether to keep things in their schedule or not. If you’ll start implementing that thought process more and more in your decision making, I think you’ll find it to be a very eye opening process.
Over the holidays I took some time off work and indulged in what my husband calls “girl TV.” I love me some HGTV and DIY. I can watch hours and hours of Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gains or Rehab Addict with Nicole Curtis. I never get tired of seeing how they turn some of the most run down homes into beautiful homes. It dawned on me while I was watching what they do to those dilapidated and outdated homes how many similarities there are to how my Life Edits work in life.
The fear of the unknown or failing is real. I think it's the thing that stops people the most. I think there's a real fear not only of failure, but of "what if it succeeds" too. What are the expectations people will have of me going forward?
When you trust your vision and make the effort to bring it to life, it seems things and people show up to help you along the way.
It struck me, in addition to the real reason for the season, Santa really is a master Life Editor. If we follow his lead, we can keep Christmas alive all year long and be on our our way to a great 2019.