Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics - and our external ones too - the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are - as women and as mothers.
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
It's not 'What do I want to do?', it's 'What kind of life do I want to have?'
We may not be able to witness our own eulogy, but we're actually writing it all the time, every day.
My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.
On Interpersonal relationships:
Treat people like family, and they will be loyal and give their all.
Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
Countless things in our daily lives can awaken the almost constant state of wonder we knew as children. But sometimes to see them we must look through a different set of eyes.
On improving society:
Imagine how our culture, how our lives, will change when we begin valuing go-givers as much as we value go-getters.
On reclaiming ourselves:
Being connected in a shallow way to the entire world can prevent us from being deeply connected to those closest to us - including ourselves.
When we shrink our whole reality down to pending projects, when our life becomes our endless to-do list, it's difficult to put them aside each night and let ourselves fall asleep and connect with something deeper.
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