The wisest, most loving, and well rounded people you have ever met are
likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known the heartbreak
of losing something or someone they loved, and have found their way
out of the depths of their own despair.
These people have experienced many ups and downs, and have gained an appreciation, a sensitivity,
and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
understanding and a deep loving wisdom. People like this aren’t born;
they develop slowly over the course of time.
Our success in our daily lives depends, most times, on understanding
to know of the points below:
1. You are walking your own path.
Sometimes the reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare
our behind-the-scenes circumstances with everyone else’s public
highlight reel. Forget what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your
life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live
YOUR best life.
2.Where you are right now is a necessary step.
Sometimes we avoid experiencing exactly where we are because we have
developed a belief, based on our ideals, that it is not where we
should be or want to be. But the truth is, where you are right now is
exactly where you need to be to get to where you want to go tomorrow.
3. Everything is coming together… maybe not immediately, but gradually.
When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a
purpose. Move on from what hurt you, but never forget what it taught
you. Pain is part of growing. Remember that there are two kinds of
pain: pain that hurts and pain that changes you. When you roll with
life, instead of resisting it, both kinds help you grow.
4. Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.
Choose to be miserable and you’ll find plenty of reasons to be
miserable. Choose to be peaceful and you’ll find plenty of reasons to
be at peace. Think about it. Are you skilled at making yourself
miserable? With those same skills you can make yourself motivated,
effective and fulfilled. Do so.
5.You are always good enough to try, and that’s what’s important in the end.
Everything you achieve comes from something you attempt. Make the
attempt. Trust me, twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. Give
yourself a chance.
6. There’s always something small you can do.
There is absolutely nothing about your present situation that prevents
you from moving forward, one tiny step at a time. Remember, vision
without action is just a daydream; vision must be combined with
venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, you must step up the
stairs. And all you have to do is take one step at a time. Sometimes
the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest
step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take that step.
7. Failures are really just lessons that need to be learned.
No day is ever wasted when you live it with purpose and presence.
Value and enjoy the journey, even when there are detours along the
8. Yesterday’s impossibilities may be possible today.
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher; it gives you the test first
and the lesson afterward. But this is really a blessing. It means
you’re growing stronger and more capable with every passing day. So
don’t you dare give up on today because of the way things looked
yesterday. Don’t even think about it.
9. The quality of your vision drives the quality of your life.
It’s up to you how you visualize things and what you focus on. Forget
what you don’t like. Focus on what excites you. If you see a
possibility, explore it. If you have a dream, live it. Those who are
passionate and excited about what they’re doing have an advantage that
is nearly impossible to conquer. Be one of these people.
To be continued…