Simplicity. Life really is so simple. As humans, we like to complicate things- it’s our nature to question & assume & create stories around all kinds of things. However life truly is simple. It works, always has and always will. I’ve noticed that when I feel stressed or anxious or frustrated or mad, I am looking for control around things that I have absolutely no control over. I’ve found once I recognize this thought, I have the opportunity to release it & with it, all the negative emotions I experience. Then I have the opportunity to CHOOSE my next step.

There is a quote in the movie Avengers: Endgame, that says “Everyone fails at who they’re suppose to be.” As I have studied this quote, I’ve learned a great deal from it.

Often we have this version of who we are “suppose” to be, that we lose the power that comes from realizing that we are whoever we CHOOSE to be. That choice is where our power lies. It’s where our greatness thrives. 

I have found that when you recognize that who you choose to be matters and that it makes a difference in this world, it is also when you realize your purpose. There is so much power in purpose. When we have purpose, we create BIG. We make a difference. We change lives, usually starting with our own. We experience less fear, more joy. We experience what it means to CHOOSE to be powerful. 

Who are you choosing to be?

-Erika Ludwig, YFF Chief Operating Officer

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