Challenge #6: Sharing your Life Lessons
Life is a story.
Share yours with others, even if it scares you.
A few weeks ago I gave a mini training and one of the participants was skeptical. She asked me: “this all sounds so amazing, but why is there no such training for people with a challenging family situation?”
I asked her if she was in such a position.
“Yes”, she answered.
“Would you believe me if I gave such a training while not knowing what that’s like to be in a challenging family situation?” I asked her.
She hesitated… “I guess not…”
“Do you think you can translate what you learned to your situation? Would it be possible that there’s a role for you?”
She was touched, and then she started to smile. Because she suddenly saw her story having an impact.
I believe everyone has a story to tell, and there are people waiting for them, for you, to start sharing it. Don’t underestimate the lessons you learned, in your life, they might make a difference in someone else’s life
This week’s challenge starts small. Start sharing your life experience with your loved ones.
Don’t let your experience and life lessons dwindle into nothing when you are no longer living. Record it all, to share what you’ve learned with future generations.
As children, we might not listen to our parents. We disregard their experiences and their life lessons, thinking we know better than them … and by the way, how can they understand what we’re going through?
Parents are old!
Obviously, this attitude goes away as we become older.
But once we are in a position to want to know and accept those life lessons from our parents and their generation, these learned and wise folks might not be around anymore.
Don’t make that same mistake with your children and/or younger friends and relatives.
The fact is, you are going to die. It could be tomorrow, three months from now, or 100 years from now. But, it will happen. What did you learn from your life; your achievements, mistakes, your joys
Every day, for the next week, think about, and write
You should be ready to continue beyond this week, and mark down something new you’ve learned each day.
So, for the next seven days, take some time to look over important life lessons learned, and jot them down in a journal.
The goal is to create a treasure trove of wisdom for your descendants, over time. Don’t let that information disappear when this week ends, or even when you die.
I learned today (again) that details matter. It’s not a very… sophisticated life lesson. But it’s an important one. I learned it while creating an origami cat with my sons. When I took care of the details, it was a cat that looked like a cat. When I didn’t, I wanted to throw it away because it looked at best like a rock or a vase, and at worst like a stupid piece of paper that I was ashamed of.
Details are about taking care. It’s not hard to take care of details. It’s a matter of focus, and what’s important. It’s about giving something the attention it deserves. It’s a lesson I’d love to share with my kids.
What did you learn yesterday or today? Please share it in the comment box below.
If you share one of your lessons, I’d like to give you something- as an acknowledgment and a motivation- an opportunity to turn your life lessons into a book….
Live fully and be awesome…