You're only a half-step away from anyone.

Guten Morgen my generous and teachable friend...

Did you know you're only a half-step away from anyone? I'm not talking about the six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon concept. I'm talking about the fact you probably have more in common with a total stranger than you realize. 

True story. 

I've found if you're open, curious, and courageous you can figure out how you're more similar than you can imagine. 

But, you have to be present, interested, and engaged enough to strike up the conversation.

Here are another 12 other truths you should let sink deep down in your heart today...

  1. You're becoming a lot like the people you surround yourself with...

  2. What you're doing right now will bear fruit about a decade from now...

  3. Your thoughts are shaping your present reality...

  4. Avoidance (of any kind) is suffocating your soul...

  5. Your energy is either attracting or repelling people away from you...

  6. Your past can only be accepted, it cannot be changed...

  7. The pain in your life can either make you great or crush you, and the choice is yours...

  8. Your secrets keep you, not the other way around...

  9. How you handle criticism says a lot about your ego...

  10. Your best days are not behind you unless you want them to be...

  11. What frustrates you about others is a reflection of what you need to work on in yourself...

  12. Curiosity is the antidote to every bit of fear and every ounce of anxiety you have about life.

I could go on, but I don't want to overwhelm you with too much to think about. You've got enough on your plate.

But, if you simply choose two or three ideas from the list above, you'll have more than enough to think about and wrestle through today.
 
I'd start with #4. Just saying.

Personally, numero nine jumps out to me the most. It reminds me of something a mentor said to me eight-or-so years ago:

"Your critics are your best teachers."


I don't know about you, but I need to let this one marinate in my heart and soul a little while today. 

Here's to the life-changing-magic of taking a hard look at yourself in the mirror...

Steve Knox

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