What do you think is life’s biggest lesson?

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Hello Friend,

I’m writing this note from a lovely resort located on the sunny shores of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA where I’m indulging in my mermaid obsession (click here for photo) because lately I’ve needed these 3 ingredients in my life to feel whole and complete: Sea, Sand, and Sunshine… Ahhh. With that said, here’s your Mirror Mirror Q&A for this week… Enjoy! :)

The Q — “What do you think is life’s biggest lesson?” / SC from Santa Monica, CA

The A — Wow. Next question please. I thought we were going to keep this whole Q&A thing light and funny, but no, you went and asked me a deep question. Well lucky for you, I love depth, so let’s dive into this, eyes wide open… yes I know your eyes get irritated from the salt water, but this is all metaphorical, so just bear with me for now, okay?

Anywho… I think each person is born with a specific major life lesson and you can identify it if you look back at your past and find any major patterns in your life. But if you have your blinders on like I did, then you might need some help finding that information… That’s why I consulted with the brilliant Hand Analyst (Baeth Davis) and again a few years later with a talented team of Astrologers (Sandy Rueve and Susan Gidel) who all confirmed that my life lesson is working on my self-worth. Ironic that I had to hire amazing talented people instead of trusting my own inner voice? You bet your sweet arse it is.

Identifying my specific life lesson was one of the best things I ever did for myself. Recently, I wrote it down on a post-it note and it hangs on my wall in front of my desk to remind me when I’m feeling like a moron who want to talk herself out of following through on her big dreams. It says “Life Lesson: I am worthy.” Short and sweet (like me).

I use my life lesson to thrust me into the projects, experiences, and adventures that would make my friends label me as brave or courageous. I’m sure that’s what it looks like on the outside, but on the inside I’m absolutely miserable if I don’t pursue the things that test and stretch my ideas of self-worth. My train of thought lately… “Does this idea make me want to throw up? Awesome. Challenge accepted!”

Keep in mind, I’m always moving through crazy layers of fear and anxiety to reach my goals. But when I weigh the fear against my happiness, happiness always wins, and I have no other choice but to push through my moments of low self-worth to continue along my path of self-growth and personal bliss.

So life’s biggest lesson? Find the pattern, break the pattern, rinse and repeat. :)

Be the voice you want to hear in the world…
@LenaAnani

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Lena Anani is a comedy writer, self-help author, and podcast nerd. As a Second City trained comedian she loves to write jokes, perform improv, and produce shows. With her books on Amazon, she empowers readers everywhere to access their inner magic. You can also find her interviewing fellow authors from all over the world with her She Wrote A Book podcast. And she’s been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. Her obsessions include karaoke, her furbaby, and everything Disney.