The Stanford Prison Experiment showed how easy it is for someone to feel trapped and like a prisoner when they have all the freedom in the world. How often do we feel trapped and without options?
The bad news is that there is so little in this world that we have control over. The good news is that there is so little in this world that we have control over.
In a world where everything flies at us at the speed of light, it is easy to think that happiness can be a replacement for peace. It's certainly quicker to attain, just watch your favourite TV show for 30 minutes. However, it is easier to lose as well. Happiness is the wrong goal and a wasted pursuit.
It's harder to talk to people about what is right, than what is wrong. And we wonder why we're not happy.
At the end of the day, there is one reason, and only one that you won't work at the goals you want to achieve. You want to do other things more. If you do want to meet your goals, start with just 15 minutes today. The worst case scenario is that you have spent 15 minutes doing something you want to do.
Reality is hard. Reality takes time. Reality takes being vulnerable, and that is one step too far for most people. The sad thing is that too many people putting too much effort into looking good, playing the game that makes things look like they are going well, and they are afraid to show the cracks.
It is easy in the darkness to think only of stumbling, but as you walk through times of darkness, keep your head up or you will miss the stars, and you may forget how to dream.
The reality is that unless something occurs to change us, we will continue to do what we have always done. If we have always lived in poverty, sudden riches will not change the poverty mindset, and we will soon find ourselves back there.
Unless I change my habits and lifestyle a magic wand won't help. If I were to change my habits and lifestyle, I don't need a magic wand because I'll have the results I am looking for.
You don’t have to change the world, but you do have a choice of paths. Which will you choose today: “I can’t change it, so what’s the point in trying?” or “I made a difference.”?