All Posts Tagged “The In Between”

3 Essential Self Growth Books to Add to Your Nightstand

Reading is something that has become part of who I am.

That never used to be the case.

My sister was an avid reader all through childhood and into her adulthood. I on the other hand, was not. I can remember only reading a couple of books cover to cover. Towards the end of college is when I really began to fall in love with reading.

It took a couple of years reading different genres to find what spoke to me most; memoirs, autobiographies, biographies. This is what captured my attention and interest; people’s stories.

Engagement vs Entertainment

The In-Between moments are what define, and makeup, your life.

The in-between moments are the moments where you are waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store, the moments where you are waiting for (or rushing to) that next big promotion, or the moments where you are waiting to find that true passion you know you have to be able to live out your life’s mission.

These moments, these small in-between moments, are the words that write your story, they are the experiences that you will forever cherish and they are the legacy that you’ll leave behind.

When you grasp the impact the in-between moments have on your life, it’s then a matter of embracing those moments. Tweet this

Self Growth—So What’s Next?

We believed a lie. We’ve been told life is about us. That if we work hard enough, save enough money, and buy enough stuff, we will eventually be happy. Many of us have done just that, and we are anything but happy. Now, like my friend Jimmy, we are left wondering what to believe. We know something is missing, we just don’t know what it is.

Jeff Goins, Wrecked

Up until the self realization I experienced about six months ago, while reading Jeff Goins most recent book The In-Between, I believed that living life this way would eventually lead me to happiness.

A Little Known Secret for Intentional Self Growth

I think in many cases as we grow up we are taught to be strong, to have a shield over our feelings and to not let anything affect us emotionally (maybe we aren’t necessarily taught these things, but as a society we are indirectly encouraged, or maybe it’s a preconceived notion, to do these things) when in fact this is the very thing that keeps us from growing.

It’s a shield that works both ways. It keeps people out and it keeps our very core of our being in – our feelings and emotions.

One of the most profound things I have experienced is to be vulnerable

To have the courage to be vulnerable to myself; to feel and express those emotions.