When I used to read articles on the internet of people promising a formula for life, I’d think how bloody ridiculous! As if there could be a formula for the perfect life!? But maybe there is a formula for life that helps you cut the BS?
It turns out those oh-so cliched phrases such as ‘this too shall pass’ are true! I haven’t been my best self lately. I’m exhausted. I’m short and irritable. And I’m brain fogged. My best friend and I always joke that we need a little 10 year nap and we’ll be just fine. But these days …
I didn’t want to write about el camino or finding your way because it’s some great sporting feat. It isn’t and I have friends who’ve cycled it in just one day! (Now that’s a sporting feat!).
No, I wanted to write about it because of the feeling the experience left me with and because of the undeniable metaphor between the road and life.
Something that has hit home more and more for me and in working with others is that we don’t have depression, weight, failure, financial or even end of the world problems. True story.
More than likely we’re simply stuck in a habit of thinking we’re fat, or depressed, broke, or that we can’t, etc and then using the ‘evidence’ we see in the world to back it up and reinforce the story we tell about how we are and how the world is…
I’d been learning all about what it means to have a “Growth Mindset” thanks to a small obsession I had with a company called Growth Tribe in Amsterdam long before anyone had ever dreamt of getting rich selling designer Facemasks. (No jokes, check out this mask design from Dolce&Gabbana although I’m more of a Ferrari and McLaren gal myself.)