This email could have easily gone out on Saturday.
But I decided to wait and send it on my typical Monday schedule (because I just know you're dying to read these beautiful emails at the beginning of every week ;))
Anyways, I just wanted to wish you all a happy new year!
2021 has come and gone in quite the rollercoaster-of-a-ride fashion.
Sure, it had its ups and downs just like any year. But it was filled with tons of transformation, self-growth, and life lessons.
Here are three of the most important lessons I learned during this past year.
1. Take Accountability for Your Own Life
If you're waiting for a miracle to occur, for someone to come swoop in and save you...
Let me tell you, you're going to be waiting forever.
No matter your situation. No matter how dark things may get. The only person that can truly save you is yourself.
So stop blaming others for your circumstance and start taking accountability for your own life.
Realize you're the only person you can get yourself out of the deepest of valleys and climb to the top of the mountain.
It may sound counterintuitive, but this realization will free you.
2. Belief and Self-Confidence Go a Long Way
I used to be the kid who lacked confidence. Like many others, I was scared to speak in front of class because I didn’t believe in myself. I was scared of messing up.
But the more I did it, the more confident I became.
And the more confident I was, the better I presented.
Now, this isn't just about school presentations. This applies to anything in life.
Presenting, learning a new skill, working toward your goals... the list goes on and on.
Once you put your mind to something. Once you actually put in the work and dedication. You'll quickly realize there's almost nothing you can't accomplish.
Confidence is a choice. We can all wake up once morning and choose to be more confident.
So believe in yourself. Because nobody else will do it for you.
3. Don't Be Afraid to Share Your Ideas
For the longest time, I was scared of putting myself out there. Whether it was sharing my thoughts and opinions during a conversation, publishing my writing online, or posting that photo. I was afraid of what other people would say. I was afraid of what they’d think.
But then I realized something.
Our ideas are meant to be shared.
It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of it. Someone, somewhere out there needs to hear what you have to say. They need to see what you do.
Without that realization, you wouldn't be reading this email right now and I never would have started my clothing brand.
Your ideas have the potential to change the lives of those around you.
So never be afraid to share the parts of you that make you unique. Never be afraid to share your ideas. Never be afraid to share your work.
Because you never know the difference you could make until you express yourself to the world.
So there you have it. Three of the most important lessons I learned in 2021.
Hoping you're more inspired than ever as we enter this new year (I know I am).
You never know, 2022 could be the best year of your life.
Make it count.
What are some important lessons you learned during 2021. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to reply directly to this email.
Never stop dreaming,