The Second Secret

June 21, 2011 in The Five Secrets-Izzo Series by Lorilee Lippincott

“I am living a good life. I focus my life on the things that matter and don’t fill my life with irrelevant clutter. I live the life of love and of adventure. I enjoy every moment. My life echo’s in the world and will continue long after I am gone. I have no regrets. Because I don’t live my life based on the voices of other people. I follow my heart.”

This was a quote from the first secret

The second secret in ’The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die’ by Dr. John Izzo is risk more.

This is huge for me. I am much better at reflecting and analyzing than I am at risking. I am terrified of failure, mostly in what other people think of me. Just this evening I was talking to my husband about this blog. I am really scared that I will come across as preachy, as snobbish, or just crazy. I am afraid that my writing is boring. In my life I have been trying so hard to drop the mask, to simply be me. I am trying to get to know myself and to love myself. How then do I end up trying to figure out how to put a mask on my writing so people will like me.  Sigh.                            
Why is it that I know I shouldn’t run my life by fear, but find it so easy? How can I risk more? What am I really afraid of? Why does it feel like a constant fight to practice ‘intentional living’. To live the way I want instead of the way that I fall into.
  1. These are some of the quote I really liked:
  2. The greatest risk we can take is the risk to be myself.
  3. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is today
  4. You can’t guarantee success but you can guarantee failure.
  5. If you never ask, the answer is always ‘no’.
  6. The most important steps in our lives are taken after our setbacks.
  7. Playing to win, not playing ‘not to loose‘.

I love intentional living stuff. I could watch and read this stuff all the time.   There is so much hope all through it.

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