The Challenge

Living our lives to the fullest is a challenge even in what we called “normal times”. In case you haven’t been paying attention, what we knew is not coming back any time soon. But as difficult as this time may feel, it is stretching and growing all of us.

The old “normal” ways of life limited us in so many ways. The greatest challenge for us right now is to let go of old ideas, and to start envisioning “the better”. And perhaps we should drop that word “normal” for good. “Normal” is a debilitating label.

The past two years have been darned demotivating for everyone. I’ve always been a very self-motivated person, and I’m feeling it too. So we have to dig down a little deeper than usual to get ourselves out of that.

Take a moment right now and think, “What is one way I can let go of the old and embrace the new today?”

It doesn’t have to be big, it can start with one little change, and it grows from there.

If you’re coming up dry on ideas, here’s an article with some great ones to stretch you. Even if one of the 35 suggestions is not for you, it may kick start your brain into thinking up something that is: TRY! 35 Ideas For Doing Something New & Different In Your Life

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

The Challenge |© Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy stokpic, Pixabay

3 thoughts on “The Challenge

  1. Rebecca Cuningham

    Hi Susan, moving to Ecuador was a brave new thing you tried. In the new year, I am resolving to learn my camera’s manual controls and learn more about flamenco singing. I’ve learned this year that I’m a mezzo soprano, which is a good woman’s vocal range for flamenco. I am listening to Carmen Linares in the car and imitating her as an introduction (and having a marvelous time.)

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    1. Hart Inspirations Post author

      Okay Rebecca, I am thoroughly impressed! I looked up Carmen Linares and found a recording, and wow! As for learning the manual controls on a camera, anything mechanical easily befuddles me, so also impressive. I’m putting a link here to a Carmen recording for others that may read your comment. Can’t wait for your announcement of your first record contract. 😉 Olé!

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      1. Rebecca Cuningham

        Well, thanks Susan. I may make a flamenco recording for my website next year as a fake flamenco sideline. I like to study on my own, but I may look for a teacher online at the language, voice and dance school in Granada, Spain / both photography and singing are hobbies I do for enjoyment 🙂

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