Madison MacGregor

Teaching myself how to think, not what to think, has been an interesting process thus far.

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Photo by my wonderful friend Zenon Zubyk – you can check out his work here

I am immersed in a different kind of education, where I’m not learning how to “mindlessly” regurgitate information, but instead to process “out-of-the-box” ideas in order to formulate my own way of thinking. To think on purpose. To chose who and how I want to be, and to always make sure that it is in line with my goal of doing work that matters. 

At this age and stage, I’ve realized that what I consume (everything from what I watch to what I read, etc) influences me, but it doesn’t have power over me. I do not aspire to be other people, but I am certainly inspired by other people. I’ve reached a point where I am recognizing the dis-empowering narratives that have played in my head and how they no longer serve me. I am deconstructing them…and re-writing them in a way that is in tune with the truth which is empowering. This is allowing me to move towards my long term vision for the change I want to make in this world.

Letting go of these stories is like flying through the air without landing yet. It’s new, at times it’s scary, but it’s incredibly empowering to be in this learning stage… I know that my destination is worth it.

There is an interesting talk from Jill Bolte Taylor about the Teenage brain, neuroplasticity, and why now, more than ever, at this time in our lives is the time to develop our brains, and ways of thinking, to create a better world, to do work that matters, and to live happily as a result.

Are you choosing how you want to think or are you simply accepting what to think?

Happy Wednesday,

Best,

Madison

(PS My favourite reads and watches right now are from Seth Godin, you can check out his blog here, and one of his many books here.)

November 23, 2016

Madison MacGregor

4 Comments

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    Rhonda D'Amour

    November 24, 2016

    Maddie you have the purest and most beautiful spirit. You don’t even realize your true beauty yet. You are on your path to tapping into the power and influence that WILL help to guide many others to follow a greater destiny just by knowing you. The world is getting brighter because Madison MacGregor is serving her purpose ??❤️❤️

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    Peg McLeod

    November 24, 2016

    I am so glad to see you embarking on the journey of life. I will be interested to watch and learn from your journey of understanding, learning, developing, loving, empowering yourself and others and changing the way you and others will make the world a better place. You are a remarkable young woman, Madison. Keep moving forward with your journey. You have a great resource in your parents – they too, are incredible people. Love and hugs.

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    Peg McLeod

    November 24, 2016

    I am so glad to see you embarking on the journey of life. I will be interested to watch and learn from your journey of understanding, learning, developing, loving, empowering yourself and others and changing the way you and others will make the world a better place. You are a remarkable young woman, Madison. Keep moving forward with your journey. You have a great resource in your parents – they too, are incredible people. Love and hugs.

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    Gramma

    November 24, 2016

    Well done Maddie. You are such an inspiration. Love you ?

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