Margie Warrell on Making Your Mark

What do you do when you feel stuck? Margie Warrell, fear expert and author of Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Bravehearted, says we often have all of the answers to life’s big questions. Sometimes we just need time and reflection to bring those answers to light. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis and Warrell discuss living bravely, finding your passion and making a deep assessment of your current goals.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the April 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • Learn why you need to give yourself time to sit quietly and reflect on what you really want in life.
  • Are you afraid of failing? Does it stop you from trying? Learn how reflection can you overcome those feelings.
  • Start your reflections by asking yourself:
    • What are my strengths? Weaknesses?
    • What’s a problem that needs to be solved in the world?
    • How can you contribute to a greater cause?
    • What do you believe in? What are you values?
  • Find your purpose to achieve your dreams. Let yourself reflect on what it means to contribute and dedicate your life to something bigger than yourself.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“Our ‘shoulds’ are often driven by external expectations and social norms. And often they aren’t in alignment with what it is we truly want to do.”

—Margie Warrell

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Josh Ellis is the former editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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