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Each week a new theme. Each day 10 minutes to focus our mindset on what matters.
I'm Sarah Parker, Wolf, and you're listening to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Thanks for joining me.
The theme this week is “Exhale” and today is Freestyle Friday when we focus on living life to the fullest.
Hi everyone and thanks for joining me for another episode of the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. It is Friday. Thank goodness, and I hope you were able to join us for the rest of this week under the theme of “Exhale.” We had Motivation Monday, Truthful Tuesday, Well-being Wednesday, Thankful Thursday and here we are at Friday, if you didn't get a chance to listen, please go back and check out our episodes. You can also take a look at our episodes under other themes and see what resonates with you. But today it's time to talk about living life to the fullest. So let's get started.
So yeah, living life to the fullest... living life to the fullest. What exactly does that require of us living life to the fullest? Personally, I think it takes a lot of love, a crap ton of patience, some goal setting and motivation and the biggie, I think, is courage.
You know, I don't know anyone who doesn't have a running list in his or her head, or maybe even on paper of all the things that they want to try someday. You know, write a book, write a symphony, travel, have a family, skydive, water ski, learn to paint or sculpt, or you know, dunk, a basketball, run a marathon. You name it.
And yet so many of us never even come close to diving into that bucket list with gusto. Why?
Well, I think because just going day to day doing the same stuff over and over again is easier. It's safer thinking the way you've always thought, dressing the way you've always dressed, knowing the people you've always known and doing the same thing you've always done the same way you've always done it. Sometimes the same way your mother or father or grandfather or grandmother did it. Some people even wear that as a badge of honor to never change to never evolve to never take a chance. And living that way takes no risk at all. In fact, it barely takes a pulse sometimes.
As I've gotten older, it's been my commitment to dive into the things that intrigue me. And hey, this podcast is one of them. And though those things can be really scary, finding courage again, moves us forward to become our best selves and when we do that, it feels good. And guess what, we can exhale.
So today's intention then is: To find my courage, I exhale.
To find my courage, I exhale. Oh, I love that we exhale and we set ourselves in motion to do something exciting. We set ourselves free. We exhale and we are brave.
All right, everyone. Let's take that nice deep breath in through your nose. Really let out that exhale as much as you can. One more time, take a nice deep breath in. And let it go as we think to ourselves...
To find my courage, I exhale. (repeated over relaxing music)
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All right everyone, it's time. Let's go out, live with intention, love like crazy, be brave, and have a great day.