“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus
It has been three years since I first posted on this blog. I have had three years to consider and explore the real purpose behind this community. To really think about what this site stands for, and how it can serve most effectively. Three years to uncover a larger vision for the future of SOTG. So, I cleaned things up, narrowed in on a message of perseverance and inner-strength, and determined to commit to this mission. (If you’re reading this in email you can peruse the new look here.)
What does Shake off the Grind stand for?
SOTG stands for never giving up and always working to be at your best. It stands for becoming a more resilient, courageous, and powerful person, despite the obstacles we face. This site is a resource to help you thrive when you’re up and survive when you’re down. A resource to help you embrace adversity, and respond by deepening your capacity for joy, purpose, and contentment. So, the new tagline for Shake off the Grind is, “THRIVE when you’re up and SURVIVE when you’re down.” That’s how the journey of life is unfolds right? We overcome obstacles, learn from mistakes, and grow as a person. We have moments of joy followed by moments of sorrow. We won’t always be happy and life will challenge our resolve. But, I also believe that we can learn to live from a higher level of consciousness. A state of mind where we connect with our innate well-being and wisdom despite our circumstances. The site has grown into a community of thousands of people and hundreds of articles. And more importantly the site is helping people stay inspired and uplifted through the ups and downs of life. It is helping people trek through life’s rough terrain, and chart a new path ahead them.
“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest” – Anonymous
To navigate life’s journey we need a map. A map to help us live each day at our best, and to direct us toward all that we can be. That is why I created the Shake off the Grind Manifesto. It is our guide to living a full, rich, and meaningful life. So, won’t you join me through life’s peaks and valleys with the commitment to:
- Keep a positive attitude
- Learn from mistakes
- Become stronger through adversity
- Go beyond fears
- Discover new territory
- Seek inner potential
We can be unstoppable if we support each other in overcoming obstacles and reaching for our potential. I hope you’re excited about what this community stands for, and what’s to come in the future! I know I am!
Please download and share the manifesto!
“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Please leave your comments about the manifesto! What is your favorite part? What would you add to our manifesto that you believe this site embodies?