Five years ago I would never had considered a trip like this, not even with all the calms and wine in the world, and that was just to book a trip! (I wouldn’t recommend that as a strategy by the way). Today I’ve had one glass of wine with my on-board dinner (I am on holiday after all) and I am quite honestly feeling completely relaxed and chilled. Admittedly, my stomach did a flip when the pilot mentioned on take-off that we would experience turbulence due to the weather conditions, but then I remembered that I don’t have to ‘feed’ that fear anymore, I don’t have to relive old patterns.
I’ve done a lot of work on myself over the last few years to get rid of the unwanted behaviours and the limiting beliefs that held me back. Don’t get me wrong, there; still some stuff that I am working on, but I feel truly liberated and in control. We are what we think, if you consistently tell yourself you’re a failure or are scared, then you will be.
Two years ago years ago, my life was changed forever by a breast cancer diagnosis and while that initial time was horrendous and I really thought my life might be over, my life has changed immeasurably for the better since then. There is nothing like really facing your own mortality to get your head out of your arse and help you understand who and what are important to you. Today, not only do I want to make the most of life, I also have purpose and when you have purpose it drives passion and passion is the difference between a job and a life.
So today I truly embraced my BOLD and while I’m sure I will continue to face challenges, they will be just that, challenges, not limits.
Be BOLD Believe it, Own it, Live it, Do it