Sunday Thinking

"Life is always going to hit back. Will you retreat and surrender or keep pressing forward?"

The weekly Sunday Thinking newsletter is quick-hit content that aims to provide a booster shot to your thought process as you end and start your week.

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness."

― Unknown

I. Win the Day

You win, by winning the day.

  • Plan on Sunday.

  • Steer on Monday.

  • Execute Tuesday ― Thursday.

  • Reiterate on Friday.

  • Rest Saturday.

“A moment of clarity without any action is just a thought that passes in the wind. But a moment of clarity followed by an action is a pivotal moment in our life.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Source: Codie Sanchez, Contrarian Thinking

II. Grow Anyway

  • The people who have not yet found their own voices will think yours is too loud. Speak anyway. 

  • The people who have not yet healed their own wounds will find your wholeness naive. Rejoice anyway. 

  • The people who have not reconciled their own desire for change will see your choices only through the lens of fear. Change anyway.

  • The people who have not yet come to see their envy as a signal to the spaces in which they are destined to excel will see your growth as a threat. Grow anyway.

Source: Brianna Wiest, The Pivot Year

III. Living Your Quest

Living my quest is what can I do with my life so that my life becomes infectious to someone else? Living my quest looks like, how do I make my fingerprint matter so big that it lives beyond my transition day?

  • Living your quest is how can I forgive the perceivable unforgivable. So I can love the absolute lovable.

  • Living your quest is not holding yourself hostage to old decisions or hostage to shame, blame, guilt, regret, and anger. 

  • Living your quest is about recognizing every day I can be reborn to my possibility.

  • Living your quest is recognizing you have brilliance and not being willing to dim your light one more day.

Living your quest does not require a stage, lights, or cameras. Living your quest is being complete and content with who you are in the dark of the night. So who you are in the middle of the day is all right.

Source: Lisa Nichols, Live Your Quest

IV. What We’re Excited About

You’ve got just enough money in your bank account to last until Friday … but then Monday rolls around, and you’re in the same situation. Again.

Food. Bills. Rent. Gas. They dry up every bit of your take-home pay.

But it doesn’t have to be this hard. With a few smart moves, you could supplement your income and afford that next vacation — without doing much extra “work,” or even getting a side job!


V. Question

Will you step forward into growth, or will you step backward into safety?

VI. This Week, I Will

  1. Focus on leading myself.

  2. Not allow the internet to rush me.

  3. Visualize it, write it down, and work on it.

  4. Stop letting fear block me from new chapters.

  5. Remember being alive is the special occasion ― don't wait.

The Last Words…

"Like yourself first. Choose yourself first. Learn to be alone with the shape of yourself. Validate your feelings. Tell the truth to yourself above all. When you are your own fiercest advocate, you can make easier, more aligned decisions. You don't go searching for your worth in places you won't find it. You don't hustle and strive, hoping to prove yourself to an invisible audience of people you think can give you what you have to give yourself. Love yourself first. Do the work. Get deep. Get deeper. Heal. Get curious with yourself. Get quiet. Get still. Everything that's meant for you can come right in when you know who you are and what doesn't belong in your space. When you choose yourself first, you don't wait to be chosen. And when you're a person who is no longer waiting to be chosen, your life opens up in magical, powerful ways."

― Jamie Varon, Radically Content

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