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Unknown… will eventually pull you down.

You cannot continue in a pattern of survival forever. But there is always the tendency to get stuck on that log. After all, it saved you at one point and out of habit, it is easy to grow dependent upon it. But dependency never yields success. Relying on your log for survival gets old fast and eventually you tire of holding it and the log yields to your weight and you both sink. So what once saved you will ultimately destroy you if you do not allow yourself to evolve beyond it. 

The game is not about surviving but thriving. You have to learn to move beyond the safety net of what once served you and push the boundaries into a new life for yourself. No one is going to do it for you. Holding onto that log does not keep you safe, it holds you back from becoming great. We all have our logs in lives – the people, the jobs, the situations that came in and saved us at a time when we needed it. That time is now over and the rest of your life is ready to begin. Learn to leave those logs behind and trust yourself that you can swim to a new side of that lake and create a new life for yourself. Any time you are ready to let go of your log, the rest of your life is waiting to begin. Are you ready to take a chance?

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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Your life is meant to thrive.

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Stop thinking you are not ready. Stop putting off your tomorrows. Learn to redefine success.

Nobody ever thinks they are ready to embark on something new. In your mind, you will never have enough money to have your first child or move into that big new home or buy your beach house or get married or change your career. You will always tell yourself that something is first needed before you can make that move. This is your ego’s way of keeping you safe from a perceived failure. For most of us, we would prefer to never try, then to try and fail. The ego is clever, it comes fully equipped with defense mechanisms to protect it from looking foolish or “less than perfect.” This shows up as procrastination measures and procrastination ultimately marks the difference between surviving and thriving.

Adhering to the ego keeps you small and keeps you from becoming great. Most great opportunities in life force us to grow and move beyond our comfort zones. Feeling comfortable is a sign to you that you have conquered and achieved. Feeling discomfort is a sign to you that you need to persevere and challenge yourself. The choice is always yours. Life never happens to you – it happens for you. The secret is in believing in yourself.  Even if you think you do not have what it takes, you keep moving forward. Fake it ’til you make it – then it will be yours. By taking on the challenge with an air of certainty and belief in yourself, you will always earn that which you are seeking.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

If you would like to read some reviews on Donnalynn’s Coachingclick here.

If you would like to schedule a session with Donnalynn, click here.

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“… what are you waiting for.. It’s alright…’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown”  – “Frou Frou”

There is absolutely beauty in the breakdown, if we can just let go of our guards and let go of fear. What is it that you are most afraid of? Out of fear, most people strangle-hold situations and other people in their lives. Living your life in a state of fear is akin to living your life in a safe, gray box. No risk, no gain – NO LIFE. Your life only gets better when you take chances and improve upon your circumstances. Staying still collects dust. Moving anywhere implies altering your connection to the universe and invites opportunities to grow.

Often times our fears get the best of us and we stay locked into positions that feel “safe” but not happy. We generally fear taking chances and getting out of our boxes… What if we lose? What if we are not as good as we think we are? What if we don’t think we have any talent at all? Who will be there to catch us if we fall? Who will be there to help us pick up the pieces?

Well, if the pieces of your life fall apart, it is a blessing. It means the paradigm you have created for yourself wasn’t working efficiently. Now you get the opportunity to put those pieces back together into an even better configuration the next time around. Many of us need to smash the structures we have confined ourselves to so we can learn to breathe life into our experiences again. There is beauty in the breakdown. Do not fear it. Let go, jump in and enjoy the experience of being free, and starting something new. You can never lose by moving forward in life (in any direction) but you will always stay stuck sitting still.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

If you would like to read some reviews on Donnalynn’s Coachingclick here.

If you would like to schedule a session with Donnalynn, click here.

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