You are probably here as you’ve followed the link from the YouTube Video I’ve recently uploaded… if you haven’t seen the video, click HERE to see it.
The way I use the word ‘Dare’ in this video is not in your stereotypical way, for example it isn’t Truth or Dare.. In this video I use the word ‘Dare’ for things that take courage to do, just like in most dares, but instead of them being unusual, they are things that we can do in our daily lives to enhance our quality of life. Remember, quality of life doesn’t just have to relate to the end of one’s life. Quality of life is important throughout someone’s life and there are events in life that happen to us, usually through no fault of our own, that cause us to feel down for one reason or another, or to not be feeling as bright as we could be.
I hope to encourage you to be as bright as you can be. To be the best version of yourself, by being a positive energy and daring yourself to do things that take a lot of courage.. Smiling when you are feeling sad is one of the hardest things to do. We all have to smile through the tears and see the good. Stay with me my friend, you can get through any tough times, just remember that tomorrow is another day, a new day for a new start, no matter how bad yesterday was for you… You CAN move on.
As I said before, life will throw situations at you that will hit you hard, and no matter how much light surrounds you, all you see is darkness. Be the light you need to get you out of the darkness. Try to see the good in the world and let that fill you with joy. Let that make you beam and show you that life can be bright again. .. In Darkness, I DARE You to Shine the Light!
We are only Human. We all get affected by tough situations. What is tough for one person, will be different to what another finds tough. Nevertheless, when tough times come. You are sure to know about it. .. When Times are Tough, I DARE You to be Tougher!
Life can get confusing. Whether it is family or friends or loved ones that let you down, or if it is that other people cannot connect to you on the same level. It is easy to feel lost. Try to connect to aspects of life that other people can work on. Understand that we all work on different levels because we are at different stages in our lives and we have had different experiences to shape who we are. You don’t need to change who you are. You need to seek people who think alike. .. When You are Lost, I DARE You to Find a Way!
We all know the feeling of being so run down, by kids, family, work or just life in general. It can make our energy levels low and make us feel like we cannot do anymore. It can make us give up on trying at even the basic of tasks. and it can make us feel like our whole world is falling apart. Its okay to feel weak, but you need to figure a way to get out of the weakness.. whether that means taking a nap, a break, watching a film, cooking a decent meal, treating yourself or spending time with the people you love. You are important, prioritise yourself. You are worth prioritising! When you are Feeling Low and Tired.. I DARE You to Keep Going!
With each new day, ahead of you lies opportunity to become better than yesterday. Don’t dwell on the past. The past is the past and will stay in the past. Just because something has happened in the past.. doesn’t mean it has to happen in the future. Each new day is your day. Your day to improve aspects of your life one step at a time. Each day is precious. It will never be again. Be appreciative of the fact that you have been able to see this day, even if it is dull weather or cold. There are people of yesterday who were not given the chance to live your today. You are lucky. You are special and you have the opportunity they didn’t have to have one more day of life. One more day to see loved ones, one more day to laugh with friends, one more day to cook your favourite meal, one more day to walk on the park and take in the fresh breeze. Each new day is a blessing. Remember that. When a New Day Begins.. I DARE You to Smile Gracefully!
Something worth doing is worth doing properly. And no one said, doing something properly was an easy task. Every time you do something that you originally found difficult; whether that be lifting weights, running for a set amount of time, drawing an eye or giving a speech in public; you improve yourself little by little. Over time you become a little warrior or your own making. Practice makes perfect and practice takes time, dedication, patience.. and practicing is repetitive. A lot of people would give up. Don’t be that person. You are so much better than that! Difficult? I DARE You to Do it Anyway!
Of all the cries we have, the one that hurts the most is when Love is involved. Whether we lose someone we love, whether we have our hearts broken or get let down by someone we care about.. love hurts when it’s power is abused. When these times come, I invite you to heal at your own pace. To analyse what you want from love and how you will try to avoid this hurt again. The only issue here is that love is an emotion we can only feel when we make ourselves vulnerable. Vulnerable to possible pain and heartache, but also crucially vulnerable to the best feeling in the world of Love. The promise of Love is worth the possibility of heartache. You cannot beat the feeling of Love. Don’t be too protective of yourself to not show someone your vulnerable side. You have to be open to the idea of someone loving you, to be able to win the Gift of love. Most importantly though, you must truly love yourself, in order to love others. Only then will you know your own worth and be able to see whether a potential lover or friend is worth your time and Love. Love Hurts.. I DARE You to Love Again!
There are all kinds of people in the world. I like to think that like in ying/yang, there is good and bad in everyone, just in different proportions. Try to connect to the good in people, to show them how bright they can be. No matter how someone treats you, try not to let that affect your positive energy. As Selena Gomez said in her lyrics.. Kill em with Kindness. Do just that and you will not only gain respect, but you will not alter who you are because of someone else. If you see something wrong in the world, do your best to stand up for what you believe in, EVEN if it means standing alone. The power you have as an individual is immense. When one voice is stronger than the rest; not necessarily in volume, but in reason, you become a leader and your voice will be joined by others that are too scared to take the first step. Don’t live your life thinking only of yourself, think of yourself as one of a much larger community.. the community of the World. Decide what morals and virtues you stand for and carry them with you with every step you take. Remember who you are and what sort of person you want to be. In Life, I DARE You to be Just and Kind!
Perhaps you have tried the whole try and try again scenario but it hasn’t worked out in the way you expected. Perhaps you wanted more for yourself than you currently have. Perhaps you have big dreams but have no path to getting there or perhaps the path seems so difficult to be able to make it. And perhaps after all of that you have given up and have no hope left. When times like this come, don’t give up. Where ever you can.. find hope. Find inspiration in the breeze, find motivation to continue in the flowers that bloom and the trees that blow from side to side. Watch videos of people who have gone from rags to riches. These are out there to show you that when you feel you have nothing to live for, you are lying in a pit of opportunity. You have nothing to lose because you are already feeling low. But guess what.. you have absolutely everything to gain. Seek advice from professionals and charitable organisations. Certainly do not give up. The world has not seen what you are capable of yet. Ask any successful person.. the more difficult the rise to success, the better the feeling when you actually achieve the success you have always desired. Seek and you shall find, my friends. Seek and you shall find.. No Hope? I DARE You to Find Some!
Ultimately the best feeling in the world is looking in the mirror and knowing that in that moment you are the best that you can be, or that you are not far off. With every improvement you make, with every challenging dance move learnt, with each extra push up or squat you do that you couldn’t do last week, with each new Personal Best.. you feel like you have a million likes on Instagram, a million shares on Facebook or a million hits on YouTube. Nothing can beat that feeling. And you feel all of this because you realise that all the hard work has paid off. You realise that little by little you CAN achieve your goals. And seeing this result empowers you to continue to improve, to get better.. to be the best version of yourself that you ever could be, at this moment in time. Go on a journey with your own personal development. There is no satisfaction like it!
I DARE You to Be the Best You Can Be!
Finally, my Beautiful Friends.. at all times.. DARE to BE!