Written By: Trudie May
Why do we limit ourselves with the wrong mindset, and worse, why do we believe those mindsets? The only person to place limits on
⦁ At 26, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the ﬁrst woman to travel in space.
⦁ At 39, Sharon Sites Adams became the ﬁrst woman to sail alone across the Paciﬁc Ocean.
⦁ At 49, Julia Child published her book, “⦁ Mastering the Art of ⦁ French Cooking.”
⦁ At 54, Annie Jump Cannon became the ﬁrst astronomer to classify the stars according to spectral type.
⦁ At 62, J.R.R. Tolkien published the ﬁrst volume of his fantasy series, “⦁ Lord of the Rings.
⦁ At 72, Margaret Ringenberg ﬂew around the world.
⦁ At 75, cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the ﬁrst black woman, to reach the North Pole.
⦁ At 80, Christine Brown of Laguna Hills, CA, ﬂew to China and climbed the Great Wall.
⦁ At 98, Beatrice Wood, a ceramist, exhibited her latest work.
Seven years ago, my daughter had a beautiful little boy and one week later she suffered a stroke with brain hemorrhage. The surgeon told us that he was not optimistic for her survival. As I sat by her hospital bed praying for her recovery I was constantly thinking about how life can hand you challenges but it is up to you to turn them into something else. I would continually say that if she survived I wanted to see her have her “happily ever after”. No one gives you this, you have to decide what your path is, what it is that you want out of this life and then go out and get it.
Decide today to live out the best manifestation of yourself. Don’t let anyone convince you to listen to the “you can’t do it” or “this is all you are” voice that so many of us have inside our heads. It takes mindfulness to change our patterns and you can choose to achieve more, learn more, give more, create more, be more.