"Emotional Agility" Susan David
"Walking Your Values"
"Of course, determining what you truly care about is only half the process of walking your why. Once you've identified your values, you then have to take them out for a spin. This requires a certain amount of courage, but you can't aim to be fearless. Instead, you should aim to walk directly into your fears, with your values as your guide, toward what matters to you. Courage is not an absence of fear; courage is fear walking."
I love the visual of Fear Walking.
In my experience, fear walking is the courage to do that which you think you can't do.
It is in the little steps that courage blooms!
Here is another part that I love.
"Tweaking little things can have a powerful impact when doing so allows us to align our behavior more closely with what really matters to us."
"Nature favors evolution, not revolution. Studies from many different fields have demonstrated that small shifts over time can dramatically enhance our ability to thrive. The most effective way to transform your life, therefor, is not by quitting your job and moving to an ashram, but to paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, by doing what you can, with what you have, where you are. Each little tweak may not look like much on its own, but think of them as frames in a movie. If you alter each frame, one at a time, and put them all together, you'll end up with a totally different film, and one that tells a totally different story."
"Or, (to continue with the boat metaphor used earlier) if you've ever sailed, you know that a shift of a degree or two can dramatically change where you wind up across the bay. Imagine how much greater the effect would be if you were sailing across the ocean."
"When our approach to problems is too grand ("I need a new career!"), we invite frustration. But when we aim for tiny tweaks ("I'm going to have one discussion a week with someone outside my field."), the cost of failure is pretty small. When we know we have little to lose, our stress levels drop, and our confidence increases. We get the feeling "I can handle this," which helps us become more committed and creative. Equally importantly, we tap into the fundamental human need to make progress toward meaningful goals."
"In looking for the right places to make these tiny changes, there are three broad areas of opportunity. You can tweak your beliefs - or what psychologists call your mindset; you can tweak you motivations; and you can tweak your habits. When we learn how to make small changes in each of these areas, we set ourselves up to make profound, and lasting change o er the course of our lives." Susan
Okay, I love that nature favors evolution not revolution. That we can, like nature slowly evolve toward our goals.
I also love that all we need to do are small changes, little tweaks that add up to great change.
It is in the little moments of life, where you decide to change a response. One response at a time, literally will change the trajectory of your life.
Often, we can't know the impact of these tiny tweaks until you look back from where you once began.
In just over a year, I have begun to be more active; hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Each small tweak has given my life an overall view that is wildly more exciting. The places I have been, the people I have met, the trails still to travel, and the new strengths I have found...are huge in the totality of each tweak.
One small trail I conquered added to the overall picture.
The evolution of being a Badass!