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Mindset Shifts: That Moment You Decide It’s Time To Level Up

There will come a time in your life when you’ll find yourself at the base of a mountain, eager to get to the top of what stands before you, yet scared as hell – I mean, really scared as hell – to take that first step.

You’ll stay there, pacing back and forth, knowing that it’s only a matter of time before you finally GO.

You’ll stay there, and come damn near close to convincing yourself that maybe the path to the top of that mountain isn’t actually for you, that maybe you’re better off down there.

And you’ll stay there, as your entire being, soul, mind, heart, and gut slowly but surely begin to speak louder than voices you’ve been listening to in your head for far too long.

Suddenly, with the most and least preparation in the world you’ve ever had, you’ll stop looking around you, and you’ll find yourself moving forward. And as you do finally take that first step forward, you’ll know now that there is no looking back, that you are changed forever, embarking on this new journey that will make you who you are more than you’ve ever been in your life.

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Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives.

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    Just to let you know, I’ve felt enormously inspired when I read this post. Thank you. I might not come back again to read this, or I might. But you must know that you have helped make me decide something, Something just crystalized as I was reading it. God Bless