With Pat McCormick & Zach Englehart
SPECIAL GUEST: Ayla Chase
In this edition of the TEN LIST, Ayla tells us ten ways we can both connect with ourselves and the world. Ayla is an Army Officer, ultra-athlete, rock climber, ice climber, triathlete, crossfitter, EMT – the list goes on and on!
CONNECTING WITH YOURSELF
UNDERSTAND, RESPECT, AND APPRECIATE YOURSELF
- The probability of your existence is close to nil.
- The fact that you exist is a miracle.
- Leaning into controlled suffering.
- Get outside of your comfort zone.
- Pain + perseverance = strength
- Keep track of all the things you have achieved and remind yourself what you are capable of when things get hard?
- If you have never failed then you have never tried.
- Push yourself beyond your known limits.
- Failure, like success, is self-defined.
- Fail forward.
- Don’t worry about being good at something before you try – go out and do it! Proficiency comes later.
- Take every opportunity to learn about life.
- Think Like DaVinci
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS:
EVERYONE HAS A STORY
- You never know what other people are going through.
- Approach every conflict with questions.
- Everyone’s perception is their individual reality.
- Everyone is fighting a battle that you know nothing about.
- You are a part of a much larger story.
- Your actions create ripples in other people’s lives.
- We are all interconnected.
- Feel the fear and do it anyway.
- The best way to learn about yourself is to give to others.
- Seeing how other people live, puts your existence into perspective.
- Get off the screens.
- Go outside.
- Mental and physical benefits.
SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS
- Whether big or small, simple acts of kindness are a direct route to happiness and have a butterfly effect throughout the world.
- Don’t stop at strangers.
- Social media has given us a “connection illusion” – clicking “like” has taken the place of engagement with people who need to feel important.
- Smiling improves the lives of people around you.
- Smiling has proven to release dopamine in your brain. Using the muscle in your face can actually make you happy.
“INTRO MUSIC” by Sidewise
Song: This Time
Track; Sidewise – This Time
Music provided by FlyingTunes