Originally posted on 24 July 2021
If you could tell 5 year ago Lisa what current Lisa is doing now, what will you say?
Right now, she is living her best life. She knows what needs to be done and focused on that. She's falling in love with life and everything in between. She's curious yet focused. She's learning, she's taking risks, she's improving every day. She's surrounded by the best people in the world. She's has so much peace inside. Nothing can get in her way.
Perhaps because I don't have any specific role models, my goal is to be a role model to the young Lisa. If I can be a role model to younger me, I can be a good role model to other kids as they grow up.
I always kid about living life like the USSR leaders — having 5 year plans. But that's a good way to live life. I get to check in with my growth and progress, to see how far I have come and how much further I can go. It's a good pit-stop. As a result, I think about who Lisa will be in 5 years. And to keep track of my growth while staying grounded, I want to check back with Lisa 5 years ago. It's silly, but hey, whatever works to become a better person. It's not stupid if it works!! 🤣
There are days that suck. Of course there is. But it's ok. Ebbs and flows. Good and bad. As long as in the long-run I am becoming the person I want to be, it's okay. We deviate and we come back. Just like meditation. A huge perk is that I am massively in love with what I do! Baby steps every day. Just like magic, we get there.