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Episode 165 – Anthem of Sorrow
Episode 16515th September 2020 • Your Ultimate Life with Kellan Fluckiger • Kellan Fluckiger
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Which song are you singing in your mind?

In this episode, Kellan talks about singing The Anthem of Sorrow – the internalized pain and suffering that comes along with being knocked around by adversity. We hear the lyrics to his own song, and how he has overcome a lifetime of being influenced by other people’s opinions.

Kellan tells us that we need to take control of our own internal language. He reminds us that although everyone has their own individual struggle, no one should have to go through it alone.

Whose language is controlling how you see yourself? How are you choosing to land when life knocks you down? Asking yourself these questions can help you move forward toward Your Ultimate Life.


Key Takeaways:

  • “Everybody goes through some version of ‘the hero’s journey’, which is the process of refinement and growth.”
  • “You can never get enough approval from outside. It will never be enough because you need to have approval within yourself.”
  • “You will go through times of struggle and sadness. Don’t try to do it alone. We were never intended, as human beings, to cope with the process of life alone.”
  • “There’s no growth without opposition.”
  • “If life knocks you down, try to land on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.”
  • When we adopt and sing the constant refrain of ‘not good enough’, whether knowingly or unknowingly, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
    “The language you use for yourself is the most important language of your life. Not what someone else tells you.”
  • Being told that you’re not good enough over and over – you internalize it and start to believe it.
    “When I realized that was false, that it was someone else’s thought, then I was able to not only identify the anthem of sorrow, but I was able to take control of my language.”
  • “No matter where you are right now, and no matter how many times you’ve sung your version of the anthem of sorrow, don’t quit. You can make it to your ultimate life.”

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