It’s my favorite day of the week!! Yesterday I spent some time going over old pictures of my childhood and thought about how easy it is to lose sight and track of your friends from over the years. You may have that magic bond when you unexpectedly meet in person, but unless that miracle happens, you may never see that person again to thank them for being apart of your journey.
Interestingly enough, we continue to always say/think that we always have trouble finding new friends, making new connections, and meeting likeminded people. The reason for this is because we are lazy, so we end up hanging out with the same friends who have so much fun that they will never let you fail. This is toxic for growth. The solution I have found for this is to allocating a specific saved amount of time solely for connecting with buddies who I am not physically present with. Trust me, it may be uncomfortable, but meeting new people digitally has been the most rewarding experience for me. Meaningful phone calls, Facebook calls, or Facetime’s have gotten me excited about the next time we will connect in real life, but also have given me inspiration and motivation to continue my grind and keep moving forward. These are my true purpose warriors that have motivated and allowed me to rise at my lowest points.
This is going to create people egging you on in the battlefield of failing freely because they put their own skin in the game to improve and grow and are in your same shoes. Your community is responsible for pushing you to mental and physical limits you couldn’t imagine that are in your fear parameters.
So Where Are You Going With This Brandon?
There are two main outcomes that you can achieve by taking action and giving yourself a chance to be rejected.
- “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; How important you can be to the people you may never dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at a every meeting with another person.”
– Mr. Rogers
You never know the positive impact you have had on someone in your life and someone will never know the positive impact they have had on your life if you don’t speak up. By Sharing this message to an old friend, you could make their day, and spread a positivity chain of gratification for people to feel worthy about themselves
- Whether it’s an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while or someone you meet at a random happy hour, the worst case scenario that can happen by trying to spark a conversation would be rejection, which would be a win for you because you got out of your comfort zone. An old friend that you haven’t spoken with in years could be a much safer environment for you to fail than a random person.
Once you start getting out of your comfort zone in either scenario, you will start to build a community of purpose mentors that create mutually beneficial relationships where you grow forward together on your journey.
Action -> Send Someone a Personalized Note Like This To
I send this little note today to show you that I care.
While we may not always have a daily conversation,
You left me with a reminder that I carry in my hear to this very day.
Because when I think of you, I want to you know you are special to me.
You have positively impacted me and left me a better person than before we met.
I hope that I have made you feel the same way and it is my hope that we will talk again some day.
Ready, Set, Go!!!
Have an Awesome Monday
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Originally published at brandonlabella.com