Every day is the first day of the rest of your life. Don’t let the person you used to be or the things you’ve done in the past limit your potential as you face each new day. Change and growth are always a possibility and a choice. Choose wisely my friends.
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Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.
I got into a pretty bad car accident a few months back. I was hit in the passenger side by a car going about 40 mph. That knocked me into a pickup truck that slammed into my driver’s door.
I walked away with tons of cuts and bruises, but it was the best case scenario. For months though, every time I was going to change lanes I would hear the sound of the crash in my head. I would flinch. The sound of crunching metal paralyzed me with fear for a fleeting moment.
That wasn’t even how I got hit. But for some reason - maybe that tiny blind spot in the back of our new car or maybe a feeling that I was somehow giving up control of my surroundings while I switched lanes - I would be flooded with anxiety.
In that moment I was so consumed by something in the past that I completely distorted a non-threatening situation into something terrifying. The story of my life. Or a great deal of my life anyway. I’ve gone through periods of intense anxiety since I was a kid. Usually brought on by an extremely stressful event.
So often I would be surprised to find myself holding my breath. Like I was in anticipation of something bad about to happen. But I was just in the middle of my normal day. Everything was fine. I was safe.
It’s amazing how much time and energy we waste living in the past. Worrying about things that have already happened. Missing out on all of the fantastic gifts and people that are right in front of us this very moment.
The only remedy for living in the past is to make a conscious effort to live in the present. It takes practice and patience. We can make it easier by seeking out activities that help us focus all of our attention on right now. Maybe it’s yoga or meditation, or writing, or running or cooking - some of my favorites. But it can be anything.
The more we practice those activities that help us to feel present, the more the grip of the past loosens. The more we can experience joy and gratitude for the life that we are living today. You’ll be amazed by how much your perspective shifts when your eyes and heart are wide open to what is right in front of you.
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You are worthy. Of love. Of happiness. Of success. The thing that makes you worthy is that you’re alive. Don’t believe anyone who says otherwise.
The most important conversation you have is your conversation with your own self. Be mindful of what you say because eventually you will believe it. So be kind and forgiving.
Love your body. Want to be healthier? Change your mind and your body will follow. When you love your body you want to take care of it.
Hard work pays off. Always. Maybe not right away. Maybe not in the timeframe you had in mind. But at some point. So be persistent.
You can do anything. But you can’t do everything. You’re always going to find more success if you focus your efforts and work hard.
It’s not a race. Or a competition. So stop comparing yourself to everyone. Slow down. Take a deep breath.
Put your best interests first. Or no one else will. If you’re not considerate with yourself then you won’t expect anyone else to be.
Never settle. Because you are worthy. You deserve to be happy. And loved. Don’t listen to anyone who says differently. Be patient.
Be honest. With others. With yourself. Even when it’s hard. People will appreciate and respect you for it. Even better - you’ll respect yourself for it.
A well-written and very honest piece about how much sacrifice can be required to follow your dream. As a business writer turned entrepreneur, I’ve repeatedly heard and am now living this narrative. This weekend my husband and I have plane tickets to Portland for one of my best friends’ wedding, and we can’t afford to go. Never would I have imagined that at 30 years old I’d be in a place financially where I couldn’t afford to go on a trip that I’d already paid for.
But this is the gamble I’ve taken. Make sacrifices now in hopes that it will pay off down the road. After all, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
No one said building a company was easy. But it’s time to be honest about how brutal it really is—and the price so many founders secretly pay.
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