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What do you think about this French title?!
I thought it would be a bit more exotic than using the same expression in English (because yes, it does exist!).
In English, we say “live and let live”!
Let me tell you a bit more about this and why it matters when it comes to be more confident… Starting today!!
Let’s dive into this!!
What You Will Learn...
The origin of “live and let live”
Maybe you’ve heard of this expression?
It was used during World War I when enemies were fighting each other pretty close.
And (as paradoxical as it may sound), one opponent was “letting live” the other opponent during certain hours.
For example, from 7 to 8 PM, they wouldn’t strike/shoot or do any attacks to “let soldiers from the other camp live” which means, eat, drink, rest, etc.
It may be hard to understand since they are fighting against each other, but it’s to show that even in these terrible moments, they “let each other live”.
Actually, it goes even a bit deeper because it really means “live” from the sense of being alive and not dead, and let live from “keeping them from dying”.
So, it’s a really strong expression when you think about it!
And I thought that the history of it was quite interesting!!
My friend Sophie
One of my best friends is called Sophie and I know her since high school so… It goes back a bit!!
She’s always been an example and an inspiration of confidence!
I remember her saying many times using the expression “live and let live” (in French, vivre et laisser vivre) about the choices she makes in her life but also about what other people are doing.
And it was only last Summer that I really started thinking about it!
And it makes SO MUCH sense and I want you to think about it a lot too, to make your life way easier and to realize much more about what’s in your control and what’s not.
“Live and let live!” for yourself and for other people!
Here’s how I want you to think about it!
We all find ourselves doubting sometimes…
- What we’re going to do about something
- What we said
- What we have done
- Doing something imperfectly
- A decision we would like to make or that we are not sure we should make…
Here, I want you to repeat these words to yourself “live and let live” and to take a deep breath and really LET YOURSELF LIVE.
What if you would give yourself a break and be nice?
We are often nicer with other people than with ourselves!! And this stops today!!
On another side of it… You may find yourself…
- Wanting somebody to stop doing something (noise…) or saying something
- Wanting to control the world and society
- Wanting to change people and the world actually!!
Here… Again, take a deep breath and remind yourself to “live and let live”.
What if you would truly believe that it’s a thing?
That it’s possible to let people be free to do whatever they want, without trying to control them!
Of course, if it comes to your kids or your employees, it’s a bit different, we need a structure, some boundaries, but very often outside of these examples, we find ourselves wanting to control the world so much!
What if we would actually LET others and ourselves LIVE?
Borrow them from me!!
(Choose between the 2 options)
An example of a typical scene with a friend…
You know that I love examples!!
Imagine that you’re sitting with a friend and they are sharing with you a problem they are facing.
Of course, you can ask if they want your advice and you can help them figure out a solution if they want your help!
But imagine that you disagree with what they are saying and that instead of absolutely trying to fix them or fix “their opinion” you would simply LIVE and LET THEM LIVE!
Imagine how differently you would show up?
It’s just about sitting with a friend, sharing, being open-minded, and not needing to control them or what they think so YOU can feel good!!
What if there would be a movement created called “live and let live”!!
Your GOLDEN Ticket!
If all of this sounds interesting but quite overwhelming and you don’t really know where to start, I can help you!
I always like to share practical information but I want to keep it simple, always.
So, if you want to see how this could work for you and how you can genuinely FEEL BETTER, become more aware of what you are thinking and its effect on your life (a brain surgeon cannot have surgery on her own brain!), let me help you, let us have fun together!!
It’s going to change your life because you’ll be able to use it in every area of your life!! Self-coaching is an amazing skill!!
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We’re also going to talk about how we can have fun together improving your life for good!
What do you have to lose to try something new? 🙂
To sum up!
Today, it’s a short episode because I want you to just consider the idea of “live and let live” for others, for yourself, and for your life!
Just consider it one minute.
And imagine how much less control you’ll need over others when you actually let them do whatever you want and not wanting them to be or think a certain way!
You’re setting yourself free! You don’t have to control other people to feel good! You can give that gift to yourself!
It’s MAGIC! Then, YOU get to do whatever you want and other people too!! Imagine a second how the world would be!!