Today marks a Be Unlimited milestone.  This is the 50th blog post.  It’s a good time to look back before we go forward.

The Be Unlimited blog launched last August.  It was created to provide young people with ideas, information, and inspiration to work towards becoming their best selves.  I also created the Be Unlimited blog as a lifeline for those in need of help.  It is a roadmap for those in search of direction.  It is the positive affirmation that all young people need, but many never receive.

Since the launch of the blog, feedback has come from readers in places as far away as the UK, South America, New Zealand, and South Africa.  Human issues are universal. Everyone wants to be better.  Everyone wants to feel inspired.  Everyone needs to believe that they matter.

Your life doesn’t have to be a random series of events.  It can all make sense.  Life is about learning.  Ever heard the term life lessons?  Those lessons sometimes start with a question.  I find myself asking questions and trying to figure things out all the time. Experience is also a good teacher.  Many of the lessons I share here are ones that I learned as a result of going through challenging times in my life.

A few years ago, I started writing a series of letters to my “teenage self.”  Those years were an especially difficult time for me.  Writing letters to my “teenage self” from an adult perspective (or point of view), helped me come to terms with, make sense of, and reframe many of the struggles I managed to overcome.  A lot of those letters are now the blogs you read here, with ideas expanded to reach and connect with a wider audience.

Writing a blog certainly doesn’t mean that I have all the answers.  I am constantly learning, just like everyone else is.  But I have learned that when you know better, you do better.  When you know better, it’s also good to share what you know, so that others do better.  I want to use what I’ve learned to help others.  This is what Be Unlimited is all about.

As I post blog number 50, I am taking time to revisit some of the life lessons that have had the biggest impact on me (so far):

  • If you want to experience being at your highest potential you must believe that it is possible.
  • Our choices and decisions set the paths we follow.
  • Surround yourself with people who lift you up rather than people who pull you down.
  • A person’s mindset is made up of what they think and believe about themselves. When you focus on reaching your highest potential, you can’t help but change your mindset. 
  • There is nothing worse than wasting your potential– who and what you could have been.
  • It helps to have an intention, goal, or plan for your life that’s bigger than any doubt or fear that attempts to make you rethink it.

Those are just some of the things that I know for sure– life lessons passed along in previous posts.

I am honored and feel very fortunate for the support readers have shown Be Unlimited. Thank you all for joining me on this mission to discover our highest potential and positively impact the world.  There’s so much more ahead for us.  Let’s be better.  Let’s be inspired.  Let’s be unlimited.

Here’s to the first 50.  Looking forward to 50 more and beyond!

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