Lacy's High Five Friday 11/02/2018
Nov 02, 2018
Here is your weekly digest of “High Five Friday,” a list of things that are adding value to my life or capturing my attention this week.
- What I'm Reading -- I've literally just cracked the pages on the New York Times Bestseller, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis. I'm super excited about this book because I dig things created by awesome people changing the world. Maggie met Rachel and her husband, Dave, at an event she was photographing and confirmed they're both fantastic human beings. Yessss.
- What I'm Watching -- My Wife and I just finished binge watching season 2 of "Making A Murderer" on Netflix. My propensity toward social justice and fairness made this show a fascinating unveiling of our judicial system. At the point that we can learn and be curious despite which side we're on, is where change and understanding is made. Watching shows with such high stakes like this one, is a steady reminder of the importance and power behind asking a good question.
- What I'm Listening To -- Oh my gosh, you guys and gals! I've been listening to the BEST podcasts lately. Life has offered me many opportunities for driving in the car, so I set my podcast episodes all up and listen for hours. Here are my favorite total life changers (warning: there are a few that will make you cry -- good tears!)
Magic Lessons with Liz Gilbert: "Show up before you're ready" with Glennon Doyle Melton
Marie Foleo Podcast: Brene Brown on "How To Be Your Most Brave & Courageous Self"
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: Mamba Mentality with Kobe Bryant
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: The Power of The Mind (And How I Think)
- What I'm Thinking About -- "Your competition isn't other people Your competition is your procrastination. Your ego. The unhealthy food you're consuming, the knowledge you neglect. The negative behavior you're nurture and your lack of creativity. Compete against that." - Mastin Kipp
This one hit home and it hit hard. I can't help but wonder what allows for us to know all the things we want to do and be and embrace to be our best selves YET, what stops us from simply being that?
I'm currently playing with different ways to best work, play, connect, nurture and create each day. That involves, bed time for ample sleep, waking up and walking straight out the door to the gym before starting the day, taking time to read for myself, write and create... then moving into the rest of the day.
It's always a work in progress, isn't it? When we know what serves us best, what makes us stop? Better yet, What would it take for us to embrace this healthy, supportive life everyday for ourselves?
- What I'm Learning -- I'm currently learning how to view failure as a positive thing. As something to welcome because it means I'm learning and it allows me to be more curious and creative. It allows me, most of all, to show up fully PRESENT in the world.
I grew up as a very rigid perfectionist. There was a right and a wrong way of doing pretty much everything. I spent YEARS of my childhood watching and studying how to be the "perfect human." Anything less than perfection was failure and failure, as I learned it, was the worst thing you could be. So I only did things I was good at and avoided anything that smelled of failure.
Not anymore. Lately I've been feeling rebellious freedom from it's trappings. It's a new concept to me, but a damn good one to learn.
Which high-five above most resonated with you? Do you find this valuable? Other suggestions or comments? Let me know! Just comment below.
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