Hi everyone and welcome to the 2nd edition of the Living Centered Newsletter!
In this edition, I share:
- A thought-provoking quote I ran across this last week. Unfortunately, I can't figure out who really said it: some attribute it to C.S Lewis and others to James Sherman (I'll let you decide). Either way, I enjoy the perspective it brings.
- An essay I wrote called "Choose to Belong".
Thank you to everyone who took time to send me feedback on the first edition of the newsletter! I really appreciate hearing from you and enjoy connecting. It makes this feel more like a two-way conversation instead of me shouting into the wind.
And welcome to all the new readers! So glad you are here. Let me know what you think about the newsletter, any feedback you have, or simply introduce yourself!
I'm excited to jump into this weeks quote and essay, so lets get to it.
Too often, I find myself focused on my past mistakes:
- What I did wrong.
- What I could have done better.
- What I should have started earlier.
Taking time to reflect is vital to learn from mistakes. But, I don't need to dwell there. When I give too much time and focus to my past, I forget I have direct impact on my future.
How about you? Do you find yourself focused to much on your past mistakes?
Let us both plan to shift the focus.
Let's look to impact our future outcomes instead of focusing on why we can't change the past.
Essay: Choose to Belong
We all have the desire to belong. Whether it's work, family, or friends, we want to be a part of something outside of ourselves. These relationships help us to grow and live a fulfilling life.
Sometimes, we don't feel like we belong. We feel like an outsider; like an impostor. Are these feelings accurate or are we just trying to stay comfortable?
I encourage you to look through these feelings. To see what opportunities lie outside of your comfort zone.
Continue reading the essay at the link below.
Thank you for reading! If you have someone in mind who would enjoy this, feel free to forward it to them.
Until next time,