I attended a workshop this weekend hosted by the Wright Foundation [for the Realization of Human Potential]. And when I say I attended, I mean – 6-11 p on Friday and 8a-8p on both Saturday and Sunday. It was full on!
The focus of the weekend was personal transformation and growth, a topic I love and find super interesting. Overall, I enjoyed the workshop, the content, and the people I met. I’m not quite sure if I’ll participate in another (paid) program, but I’m glad I put myself out there and did something that was a little outside my comfort zone.
I thought I would share some of the snippets that impacted and inspired me the most.
- Our fears tell us more about who we are, what we can expect from the world, and what the world can expect from us. This plays into loss aversion – anticipating the pain of loss more than the pleasure of gain. Said differently, playing to win versus playing not to lose.
- More than happiness, we should seek out well-being, meaning, and incremental self-improvement.
- We are the gift to the world. Period. Not our accomplishments, the outcomes of our decisions, etc.
- Our goal should be to live life unedited.
- Weird is good!
- Never confuse impossible with inconvenient! –> LOVE THIS
- In order to get people to listen to you, YOU have to listen to you.
- Your pain is part of your gift. Denying the pain is denying the gift.
- You’re the corner of humanity you have to take care of and be responsible for. Otherwise, you are projecting your insecurities and unfinished BS on to the world.
- There’s pain in focusing on your own satisfaction. –> So much truth to this.
- Don’t be afraid to unleash the dam [of emotion] because even dams return to become a stream (or river).
- When things get good, people stop taking risks. We should flip when things are good!
- The more authentically you live, the more you’ll live your purpose.
- By being vulnerable and opening up, you’re recruiting allies for your team.
I hope you can find some inspiration in one (or more!) of the above bullets! Happy Wednesday!
Where/what/who do you draw inspiration from?