#255 - Monday Motivation: "Life isn’t about finding yourself..."

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Welcome to another short and empowering episode of Monday Motivation, giving you a dose of inspiration as you head into your week...


Today, we explore a profound quote from George Bernard Shaw:

Three key takeaways you can expect:

  1. Understanding the shift from 'finding yourself' to 'creating yourself' and its empowering implications.
  2. Practical tips to set clear, achievable dreams and goals and embrace change for personal growth.
  3. The importance of cultivating a growth mindset, surrounding yourself with positivity, and practicing self-care.


This short episode is a powerful reminder that you hold the power to shape your destiny.

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Good morning, and welcome to another episode of your Monday Morning Motivation.

Today, we're diving into a thought-provoking quote from George Bernard Shaw:

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

This powerful message reminds us that we hold the pen to our own story. Let's discuss how we can actively create our best selves and live a life we truly love.

When we hear "finding yourself," it often implies that our true selves are hidden somewhere, waiting to be discovered. But what if we focused on "creating ourselves"?

This shift in perspective empowers us to take control and shape our lives intentionally. Here are some actionable tips to help you live out this quote and create the life you desire.

Tip 1: Know Your Dreams & Set Clear Goals

First, define what you want. Without clear goals, you're like a ship without a compass. Reflect on your dreams, passions, strengths, and what truly excites you. Write down your goals, both big and small, and make a plan to achieve them. Your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound – the SMART criteria.

Think about where you want to be in 1 year, 5 years, or even 10 years. What steps can you take today to move closer to those dreams? It's all about creating a roadmap for your journey. This is something I share in the Your Dream Life Starts Here online course.

Tip 2: Embrace Change

Creating yourself means embracing change and stepping out of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to try new things, even if they seem challenging or intimidating. Each experience, whether successful or not, adds to your growth. Remember, the magic happens outside your comfort zone. Change is exciting if you have the right attitude.

Think back to a time when you tried something new. How did it feel? What did you learn? Use those experiences to keep pushing forward and exploring new horizons.

Tip 3: Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Adopt a growth mindset, the belief that your abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort and persistence. This mindset encourages you to view challenges as opportunities to grow rather than obstacles. When you encounter setbacks, remind yourself that they are a natural part of the learning process.

Start by recognizing your fixed mindset triggers. When do you feel like giving up or doubting yourself? Challenge those thoughts and replace them with growth-oriented affirmations. For example, instead of saying, "I can't do this," say, "I can't do this yet, but I’m learning and improving every day."

Tip 4: Surround Yourself with Positivity

Who you spend your time with significantly impacts your self-creation journey. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who inspire and motivate you. Seek out mentors, join communities that align with your goals, and distance yourself from negativity. If you don’t have that community yet, join the Dream Life Coaching Program – it's full of inspiring individuals creating the life of their dreams.

Think about the people in your life who lift you up. How can you spend more time with them? And conversely, consider those who drain your energy. How can you set boundaries to protect your positive mindset?

Tip 5: Practice Self-Care

Creating yourself also means taking care of your mind, body, and spirit. Regular self-care practices like meditation, journaling, walking in nature, exercise, healthy eating, and hobbies you love can significantly impact your overall well-being and productivity. When you feel good, you’re more equipped to create the life you want.

Make a self-care plan that works for you. Maybe it's a morning ritual that sets a positive tone for the day or an evening ritual that helps you unwind. Whatever it is, prioritize it just as you would any other important task. 

Tip 6: Seek Continuous Learning

Invest in your personal and professional development. Take courses, attend workshops, read books, and seek knowledge that aligns with your goals. Continuous learning not only enhances your skills but also keeps you adaptable and open to new opportunities.

In GROW – my online book club – we read one book a month. It's inspiring to read, implement what we learn, and then discuss it. It really deepens the learning when you share what you will do, and a book club also helps you keep reading.

Identify areas where you want to grow and actively seek resources to help you improve. This could be anything from learning a new language, mastering a professional skill, or even exploring a new hobby.

Tip 7: Reflect and Adapt

Regular self-reflection is crucial in the process of self-creation. Take time to review your progress, celebrate your achievements, and learn from your mistakes. Adapt your strategies based on what you discover.

Flexibility is key to navigating the journey of self-creation. This is why we plan each quarter in the Dream Life Coaching Program.

Imagine treating the next quarter as a mini year, focusing on your top three dreams, and then reflecting and learning after three months. It's incredible how much more productive we get when we run our quarters like that.

This is what the June focus is in the Dream Life Coaching Program – I just love it!

Set aside time each week for self-reflection. Ask yourself questions like: What went well this week? What could I have done differently? What did I learn about myself? Use these insights to make informed adjustments to your plans.

As we wrap up today's episode, remember that creating yourself is a continuous, ever-evolving journey. It's about making conscious choices every day that align with your true desires and values. Take control, be proactive, and never stop creating the best version of yourself.

Thank you for tuning in to this Monday Morning Motivation episode on the Your Dream Life Podcast. If you found this episode inspiring, please share it with a friend, and don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review. Your support means the world to us.

Until next time, keep dreaming, keep creating, and have a fantastic week ahead! As always, I will be back on Friday!


1 comment

  • Lithya Raj

    Loving the Monday morning motivation episodes & podcasts on fridays. Both are truly inspiring, the monday morning episodes keep me waiting to start the week and the fridays to start my weekend, just PERFECT! It’s more of the feeling of journeying together and not doing it alone, whatever our daily grinds, career, family that might be.

    Thank you so, very much for the inspiring podcasts!

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