During the past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on everything that has happened in the past year up to this point. Looking back made me realized that many of the times when I thought were really tough and there was no way out, there was a way out. I was just staring too long at the wall to see the door that lead to that way out and on many occasion I was being redirected to someone or something I needed now. So I’ve stopped reflecting on the past and now using my energy to visualizing a future I want. I’ve reached a point now where I’m no longer worried about things that are beyond my control and appreciating the people that are here to support me now.
Here are 6 quotes that helped me move forward.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – just shine.
As you persevere and find success, the sweet voice of praise from your own mind and those around you will whisper, “You are amazing. You did it.” Acknowledge that voice, but don’t allow it to seduce you. Instead of dwelling on my successes, I see clearly the areas where I’m still growing and improving. However good you think you are, you can always be better. This is the nature of ceaseless self-improvement—you can always dig a little deeper, work a little harder, and push a little further than before. There is always more.
Focus on whether you are fulfilling your own potential than comparing yourself to someone else. The fact that you have a natural limit to any specific ability has nothing to do with whether you are reaching the ceiling of your capabilities. People get so caught up in the fact that they have limits that they rarely exert the effort required to get close to them.
Genes can not make you successful if you’re not doing the work. Until you work as hard as those you admire, don’t explain away their success as luck. ~James Clear
Being discontented doesn’t always mean you’re not satisfied with your life, or that you’re greedy for MORE. It’s a feeling of dissatisfaction for something or someone. If you are feeling discontent about something, someone or a situation in your life. It means you’re connected, on some level, with your deepest and true desires . You are connected enough to know you’ve been thrown off course and to quote Ms. Clavel, “something is not right!” You may not be able to pin point exactly what is wrong. But the instinctive is there. The more open you are to seeking peace of mind by removing unnecessary stress from your life and following your instinct, the more contented your life will be.
But when that feeling of discontent presents itself, there are measures you can take to combat those feelings.
Write, or talk to someone… You know by now I’m a huge advocated of journaling. Sit down with pen and paper, and WRITE. Don’t think about it, write whatever comes to your mind, no matter how random or senseless it seem. Just write. Writing provides a direct link to your deepest thoughts.
Besides Journaling, talking is always good, find someone you can trust and can openly express yourself to. The more you speak about a situation, the more clarity you are going to receive about that situation. But don’t get confused and allow other’s opinion or agenda to interfere with your personal discovery. How do you do this? If the person you’re talking to spends more time talking back or interrupting what you’re trying to relate, then they’re not the right person to be speaking too. Remember you’re not really speaking to get their opinion, they’re suppose to be your support system.
Be kind to yourself. Keep your thoughts, attitude and actions kind. I can’t express this enough, do something for you! Watch your favourite movie in your comfort clothes, read a great book. I’m pushing myself to take up running or power walking. Don’t let discontentment leave you in a lurch. Be KIND to yourself.
You’re not crazy or ungrateful, or alone…… You WILL get past this. It may take time to move past it all and regain your place of happiness and contentment, all minor or major life change begin with simple steps.
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