Growing through tough times

Make Things, Make Sense Podcast
Episode 22
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Introduction

Life is not a straight line, it’s more like a roller coaster. Sometimes it can get pretty tough. This is inevitable, but growing through tough times is your choice.

Why grow? According to John C. Maxwell’s research “to reach your potential you must grow. To grow, you must be highly intentional about it.”

While you cannot control external circumstances, you do get to choose the influence that your pain has on you. Hard times make the good times good.

Your self-esteem is like a lid to your potential—you’ll only perform to the level you believe you can. If you think you can’t grow, you won’t even try.

Points discussed by Josh & Alex in this conversational podcast include:

  1. Protect your heart & guard your thoughts
  2. Fine-tune your personal values
  3. Build endurance and resilience
  4. Visualising your desired future state
  5. Fail fast and learn, but don’t give up
  6. Start your day right! (see SAVERS from Morning Miracle as 1 good option)

SAVERS

SILENCE
5 mins – Sit in silence. Be quiet in your mind. Remove the clutter and chatter.

AFFIRMATION
5 mins – Tell yourself encouraging words to achieve your goals. Align on what matters.

VISUALISE
5 mins – Imagine your day going right, and the feeling of success for accomplishing your goals.

EXERCISE
20 mins – Sweat. Earn your morning shower. Get the body moving and the blood pumping.

READ
10 mins – Read inspirational or educational content that could help you grow. Fill your brain with positive thoughts.

SCRIBE
10 mins – Write in your notebook or journal to help process your thoughts and reflect on them.

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