I’m sitting in Hayes Valley right now, sipping on a Blue Bottle iced coffee, enjoying the rays against my sun-kissed skin, feeling the crisp air blow through my wavy hair. A man to my right is playing a magical melody on his guitar, which reminds me of a tune from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I snap a picture, turn my phone on silent, and breathe in the perfection of this moment.
This instant of being, of reflecting, of enjoying is pure bliss… it’s this solo “Amber time” that keeps me recharged and on fire.
Since committing to The Bold Academy in February, it’s felt like we’ve launched a rocketship to the moon, building the rocket as we go. With every critical move and milestone we reach comes a deep breath of “fuck yes we actually did this” followed closely by “oh damn we’re just getting started!” Every reason to dance and celebrate begs the question of “what’s next?”
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In the non-stop reality of building a dream, I’ve realized the critical importance of slowing down and making downtime to process everything that’s happening. Giving myself space to be is what keeps me skipping down sidewalks with a smile. Providing myself with time for reflection is what keeps me in touch with my intuition so that I’m doing the right things for the right reasons.
Throughout the process of building Bold, I’ve set aside an hour each week to reflect on eight questions that keep me in touch and on track. If you’re buliding your dream—or preparing to do so—these reflection questions might help you too.
- What happened this week?
- What did I accomplish?
- What’s still in motion?
- What did I learn?
- How did I grow?
- What are my challenges? Who can help me?
- When did I feel most energized? Least energized? Why?
- What am I looking most forward to this week?
The answers are within us so long as we give ourselves the time and space to listen. One hour and eight questions once per week might enhance your life. It’s certainly changed mine.
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