Wisdom from a 1999 Classic Movie 🤖

You’ll Need a Pen and Paper for This One!

Before I dive into this week’s newsletter, I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

I received so many lovely, supportive messages in response to my 'pre-prepared' newsletter given my ill health.

I’m truly on the mend, and I’m eager to get WISER with you!

But before we dive in, I am going to give you a heads-up about today’s issue.

This week’s newsletter features a number of questions that I strongly encourage you to reflect on.

As with every email I send, you can flick through it in a matter of minutes and move on with you day.

But if you truly want to get the most out of today’s issue, grab a pen & paper, then work through the questions as they come up.

You’ll find the 📝 emoji next to each question to prompt you to pause.

Now let’s get WISER together!

🤖 Wisdom From the Iron Giant

I haven’t watched the 1999 Warner Bros Feature Animation The Iron Giant for nearly roughly 2 decades.

But that didn’t stop me from recently waking in the middle of the night with the following quote bouncing around in my head:

“You are who you choose to be.”
- Hogarth Hughes and the Iron Giant

As it came to mind, I knew that I had to write a newsletter about it.

Do you believe that you have a say in who you are? 📝

And perhaps more importantly, do you know who you want to be? 📝

If so, who? 📝

The Iron Giant responded by saying “Superman”, but I suspect your answer might be a bit more in-depth.

And I respect that this might be a challenging question to answer for some, so I do encourage you to take some time to reflect on this.

🗳️ Who Has Your Vote?

Do you know who you are voting for?

Don’t worry - this newsletter isn’t getting political!

I’m more speaking about this quote by everyone’s favourite habit expert:

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
- James Clear

If you’re familiar with Atomic Habits, you’ll understand the context of this quote.

Your positive habits compound, and so too do your negative ones.

You can either fulfil your potential, or you can squander it.

With that in mind, who is the person that you’re voting to become? 📝

What are some of the actions you’ve undertaken that represent the person that you wish to become? 📝

⛵️ But What If…?

I am conscious that you reading this might be thinking:

“I’m not ready to become the person I want to be.”

I get it.

I didn’t think that I was ready to step out and be who God was calling me to be when I started Wisdom Made Easy.

But I have a message for those of you that are scared to be who you want to be…

“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
- John A. Shedd

You are designed to be bold and step out of your comfort zone.

There is so much goodness waiting for you if you only step out in faith and grasp it.

Will you be bold and become the person that you want to be? 📝

✍️ Journal Prompts

Today’s journal prompts can be found throughout this newsletter issue!

Consider journaling through the above questions yourself.

👍 Recommendations

Today’s recommendation to compliment this newsletter’s content

I regularly reference James Clear’s content - that’s because I think it’s brilliant!

Here’s a little video where he shares about the power of compounding habits:

✍️ What I’m Working On

My next YouTube video is very close!

I’m hoping to get into a regular rhythm with posting videos very soon.

In fact, I’m spending some of today recording some upcoming videos!

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