Have you ever felt discouraged, disheartened or even depressed by the turmoil and uncertainty that surround you?
When we’re engulfed in circumstances that feel beyond our control, finding the strength and courage to keep going isn’t always easy. Understandably, we can feel helpless and alone.
This is a repost from Marie Forleo (whom I follow) and she reminds me that there are others who also have this thought.
That’s why when this question came in from a reader in Iraq, it broke my heart wide open.
Her letter was a powerful reminder that no matter who we are or where we come from, the vast majority of humans want the same things: to be safe and connected with those we love, to contribute and grow through meaningful work, and to live in peace.
If you’ve ever struggled to find strength and meaning in a highly uncertain world, today’s episode can help.
Nothing physical lasts forever, but the legacy you create is here to stay.
You’ll learn two simple and highly effective tools to use whenever you feel discouraged and maybe even wonder…
“What’s the point anyway? All of this is futile. How can I possibly keep going when everything could be taken away?!?”
You’ll also learn about the philosophy that Mother Teresa found so inspiring that she put it up on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta.
It speaks to the strength and purpose we can find as we face the reality of impermanence, and the power that comes from being willing to share our gifts no matter what.
Dive deeper into Kent Keith’s Do It Anyway philosophy through his book here.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Choose one or both of the follow questions to answer in the comments below.
1. R. shared that she was feeling like she has to figure it out on her own. What support and encouragement can you share with her in the comments below, to let her know she’s not alone.
2. Have you ever found yourself feeling like it’s futile to create something, especially if you’re afraid it could all be taken away? What shift in thinking has helped you?