Be Your Best Self… Because Why Wouldn’t You?

When will you decide to become more of who you can be… to be your best self?

There are popular memes around the concept that says, “You are enough just as you are.” You are enough. But don’t buy into that meme that would hold you back and keep you from becoming all that you can become.

Consider the rosebush before it blooms. The rosebush just as it is, is full, green and beautiful. It is enough, just as it is. But… it’s not all that it can be.

Audio Article – Be Your Best

The rosebush is beautiful, the leaves and buds are beautiful. Even the thorns are beautiful for the role they play in the scheme of things toward protecting the rose. However, the rosebush hasn’t yet fulfilled it’s ultimate destiny until it is flourishing in roses.

Well, it’s the same for us.

No rosebush would ever say, “I wish I hadn’t bloomed.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

When will you decide to become more of who you can be... to be your best self? There are popular memes around the concept that says, "You are enough just as you are." You are enough, but don't buy into that meme.

Be Your Best

What could be more important than doing whatever it takes to be your best self?

Our destiny is to become more fully all of whom we can be. Those who are doing this regularly are most often living fulfilled, balanced, happy and rewarding lives. So why is it that the majority settle for less?

Because it’s hard.

The journey of becoming is a journey of struggle and pushing ourselves and doing the hard work. We have a saying we’ve used for years with our fitness brand:

Never easy… Always worth it!

Because No One Ever Says…

“I wish I didn’t do that workout.”
“I shouldn’t have had that healthy green juice.”
“I regret getting healthier and fitter.”

No one. Ever. You won’t either. Do the hard thing. Be your best.
You will never, ever regret it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

You Are More Than You Know

You will never fully know yourself until you embark on the journey to you.

To be your best is to journey to yourSELF. All life is about is a journey of increasing abilities, awareness and consciousness.

Life is about growth. Your life… your growth. It’s about being more of who you will become through the sweat of your efforts and the struggle of the climb.

Like the rose, you are enough, wherever you are in your journey of becoming. Yet…

Our destiny is ever to be more, do more, have more, see more, feel more, give more, create more and… to love more.

We are designed to pursue more, because more is growth, and life is compelled to grow.
We just need to align with the right “more”.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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Creating Yourself

The more you create, the more you’re spinning your essence into the world.

The more you spin your essence into the world, the more will you—and the world—be able to see all the magnificence you can be and the work you can do.

Be your best self, because… well, why wouldn’t you?

No one else can. No one else can do it for you. Personal growth is one thing we can never outsource. Even billionaires have to do their own pushups and cardio to keep fit.

We cannot outsource physical growth. Same thing with emotional growth. We can hire coaches to help us and therapists if we need to, but ultimately…

The only way out of where we are to where we want to go is to take daily action, consistently over time.

The alternative…?

“To aim for average is a crowded place and you can lose yourself there.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

This is your time, your gift, your legacy, and your opportunity to become more fully the self you’re destined to become.

If you’re not yet where you want to be, then a part of that has to do with not yet connecting with who you are when you’re your best. So imagine who you want to be in the world. Consider your daydreams from childhood to now. Who are you in that dream realm? And what do you need to do to begin to spin those dreams into existence… into being your best self?

Be your best self, because… well, why wouldn’t you?
~LeAura Alderson, cof0under-iCreateDaily.com

If you're not yet where you want to be, then a part of that has to do with not yet connecting with who you are when you're your best. So imagine who you want to be in the world. Consider your daydreams from childhood to now. Who are you in that dream realm? And what do you need to do to begin to spin those dreams into beingness... into being your best self? #quotes #quotes #bestself #inspiration

You’ve Got What it Takes

If you choose to.

The cover image is my daughter and partner in iCreateDaily, Devani Alderson. Devani is:

🌹And… Devani is a beautiful rose coming into bloom! ❤️🤗🌹

A Partner can Make All the Difference

More than a fun and inspiring partner, Devani and I help each other push to be more and do more. I tend to nudge Devani in productivity, organization and learning and applying in the business arena.

Devani’s quirky humor and humorous way of seeing things reminds me to laugh and to lighten up at time. She also reminds me to exercise, even when I don’t feel like it. Even when I’m legitimately tired and could so easily NOT bike our hills, with her as my accountability partner, I can’t not.

I Must Because I Can’t Not

It was time to walk the dogs and then bike our hills. Exercise is all the more essential for us desk jockeys. But I hadn’t slept well at all for the past few nights, and it was catching up with me.

I was definitely, understandably tired. Yet every valid reason that popped into my head as to why I shouldn’t bike today, sounded trite, and more like an excuse than a valid reason.

I knew that pushing through tired would make all the difference. And, that if I made excuses when I was tired, then the excuses and tiredness would reign. Worse than that, it would create and feed a hungry habit of excusing the hard things.

Excuses are the death of dreams. Doing is the death of excuses.

As indicated earlier, it’s never easy, but always worth it. And on that day, when I biked anyway, I did not regret it. I never have.

By pushing through tired, I felt better and had more energized than if I had given into tired. If I make excuses, they will define and limit me to believe in them more than believing in my ability to push through hard.

A TRUISM: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

When we give into our lower, baser selves, we do so at the expense of our higher selves. Yes, there are times when we must rest instead of push… must relax instead of work. Of course.

It’s just that more often than not, we can all do more than we think we can. The only way to grow muscle is to push it.

Excuses fuel our weakness and deplete our power.

If I make excuses, they will define and limit me to believe in them more than believing in my ability to push through hard.

Grit in 5 Minutes

Below is an inspiring and motivating video on what you’ve got and how to apply it in less than 5 minutes. This is about students and humans, and it’s about us. It’s about you and the choices you wrestle with each day. But…

We only wrestle at first. Once you decide, it gets easier.

We LOVE this quote by speaker, author, teacher-turned-psychologist, Angela Lee Duckworth, author of the book, Grit.

“Grit is sticking with your future.”
~Angela Lee Duckworth, author, teacher turned psychologist

No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.
~Carol S. Dweck, author, Mindset

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Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.

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