Category: Discover your purpose

Ep065: Do the Trappings of Language Block You?

Has this ever happened to you?

You were pursuing a new interest, learning a new skill, or having what started as a normal conversation with someone and then suddenly…

You hit a wall…

An invisible wall…

Interest withers, learning stops, and conversations become adversarial.

You find yourself wondering, “What the heck happened?”

In this week’s episode, I’m going to invite you to consider whether you were trapped by the meaning you have adopted of a particular word.

It happened to me, and it may have happened to you.

Too often, we don’t realize the problem, and therefore, we can’t resolve it, and move on.



Have you identified words that put a barrier between you and your dreams? You can choose to relabel things to less inflammatory words (you could even just call it Steve) or keep repeating the word until it becomes a non-word to you.

The important thing to remember, is to pay attention when you feel like your forward momentum has stopped. The problem is most likely NOT what you think it is. 🙂


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


My latest adventure…

“Into each life, some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.”http://donnadoyon.com/?p=1877&preview=true

Unlike Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I am not feeling the despair of dark and dreary days… but the line of his poem did strike me as a starting point for this post. Instead, I would phrase it as…

“Into each life, some adventure must come,
Some days must be bright and airy.”

Today’s adventure is not about climbing mountains or setting goals… instead it’s about venturing into the realm of the less logical.

Are you open to less logical perspectives and approaches to living? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Hugs,

–Donna



The Big Leap

In goal setting, as in life, our mindset plays a huge part in our level of success. I’ve been reading the book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks. It is a powerful read and has the potential to change lives if we let it.

In this week’s video I share an overview of the first couple of chapters. I cannot do this book and the messages justice, but hopefully I make you curious enough to check it out for yourself.



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Ep040: Facing Fear with the Power of Your Passion

FEAR: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. Which approach do you take when facing those nagging voices of fear that whisper in your ear?

Do you listen to them? Do you question them? Do you challenge them?

In this week’s episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I share with you my struggle with FEAR.



Fear of success. Fear of failure. Fear of people talking about me. Fear of not measuring up. Fear of planning a party that no one will attend.

There are more types and levels of fear that I can list here. Some rear their ugly heads only in certain conditions. Others remain a constant presence in our hearts.

Fear can be vanquished, when we have the courage to face it.


This week I am challenging the voice that whispers, “What if no one comes?” as I invite you to join me in a new program I’ve developed.

If you are interested in improving your health, you are invited to participate in my Healthier Habits Starter Program. I’ve been planning this for months! I have some great tips and tricks to share to help you focus on the habits you can develop to become healthier and happier.

Click here for more information: << Healthier Habits Starter Program >>

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Ep039: Become Who You Want to Be

Sometimes an amazing thing happens when we are living our lives. We transform into the person we always wanted to be. Take a few minutes to think about who you were, who you are, and who you want to be.

It isn’t too late to start a new hobby, a new athletic endeavor or a new career. If you want to “be” someone else, now is your time to do it!



Have you paid attention to the transformations you’ve gone thru over the course of your life? Have you had identity shifts as you’ve walked your life’s path? I would love to hear about them, if you are interested in sharing them! Comment below with your greatest transformation story!


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