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Daring Greatly

“Don’t take anything personally, because by taking things personally you set yourself up to suffer for nothing.” — Don Miquel Ruiz

Recently on the Good Life Project, Jonathan Fields decided to re-air one of my favorite episodes in the GLP archives, most likely one of the most viewed.

This particular episode was with Brene Brown.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Two years ago my life was an emotional roller coaster.

I was challenging myself to always do more, to wear more hats, to climb the corporate ladder faster, to be involved in more; thinking I could handle the demands. All of these areas were tugging at me from different sides.

I was focusing on, and seeking, the wrong things. I was living in the past and looking to transform the future all while glossing over the moment that matter most, the present.

There was no purpose for my daily motions, nor quest. I was living in the confides of what society had built trying not to bump up against the walls of the path laid out for me.

Humor in Addition to Vulnerability

I enjoy humor and being silly. I love to laugh and especially love to make other’s laugh. Making other’s smile through humor is probably one of my favorite character traits about myself.

I enjoy taking an awkward moment, an uncomfortable setting, or a moment where there’s a void of silence and throw in some humor to ease the tension in the air.

Humor is this release that pulls people together. It loosens our grips. It lets our guard down to open up to our surroundings allowing connectivity to occur.

Keeping that shield on and laughter aren’t possible at the same time. The connection is weak. It’s either one or the other.

What gets interesting is this line…