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.
You don’t have to be a clone to fit in. You can still have the areas in common you share with your friends while holding on to your values. The moment you lower your standards and integrity is the moment you begin to disappoint yourself and lose self-esteem.
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.”?
The problem isn’t that “You can’t teach ambition!” The problem is that too many people who see themselves as “ambitious” don’t realise that not everyone has the same life goals and ambitions, or views success in the same way.
Slow down. Take some time to reflect on your journey. Actively listen to what people are saying. Don’t sacrifice the journey for the destination.
I remember a phrase my grandparents used to use when I messed something up “More haste, less speed.” Basically, the more you rush to get something done, the more likely you are to mess it up.
We don’t always have to have answers or be able to see the end result to feel confident. How many opportunities do people miss out on because they are waiting for a clarity that never arrives?
If you have been chasing happiness only to find misery, try authenticity for a while. Be real with yourself and others. What is there to lose?