Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. ~Bradley Whitford
- Start positively and actively nurturing relationships that are pertinent to you- I’ve have accepted that I can’t be everything to everyone, but I can be everything to people who are most important to me. You have to decide who’s important to you and start nurturing those relationships .
- Start concentrating on the things you can control.– Some changes are beyond your control. Time, talent and emotional energy should never be wasted on things that are beyond your control, it only brings frustration, misery and stagnation in your life. Invest your energy on meaningful things you can control, and act on them now.
- Start being more positive and stop expecting negative outcomes-situations are only as bad as you perceive them to be. Be mindful of all the self-chatter. Overwrite those destructive thoughts and emotions. Develop more positive and opposing thoughts, focus on what you DO WANT instead of what you DON’T WANT. Life has positive and negative aspects-your happiness and success depends on the aspects you focus on.
- Start noticing how fortunate you are really are– Despite some seeing the world as going to hell in a hand basket, you don’t have to go with it. When times seem to be tough you don’t have to go down with them. Look around the room you’re in right now and take note of everything around you. If you’re at work, you’re fortunate enough to be gainfully employed. It’s important for you to always keep things in perspective. You have access to clean drinking water, food, shelter, access to medical care and education….. You didn’t spend a minute in fear other than the fear you impose on yourself. Some might say you are incredibly fortunate, even if you don’t think so yourself.
©Etta D. Richards