There is no possible way to commit to your own lane, your own goals, your own aspirations, and your own journey if you are watching and criticizing what the *next person* is doing. True focus is targeted, linear, and (for those who are serious about building a path to success) borders on tunnel vision. If you are more concerned about what is happening with someone else, you have given them the power to defeat you.
― Liz Faublas
To love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for gills than lungs; when grief weights you like your own flesh only more of it, an obesity of grief, you think, How can a body withstand this? Then you hold life like a face between your palms, a plain face, no charming smile, no violet eyes, and you say, yes, I will take you I will love you, again.
― Ellen Bass
When everything seems imperfect and your woes seem neverending, have patience. I hate waiting, but patience is not just about waiting for something to happen, it’s being able to control your attitude while you wait. It’s about working hard to make a bad situation better. This is your life, no one else can live it for you but while you’re living you must also learn to have patience because your actions will speak louder than your words, and your thoughts will be what dictates whether that bad situation turns out to be a positive opportunity or just another bad ending.
The need for significance is the emotional force behind much of our behavior. Life is driven by the desire for success. We want our lives to count for something. We have our own idea of what it means to be significant, and we work hard to reach our goals. Feeling loved by a spouse enhances our sense of significance. We reason, If someone loves me, I must have significance.
― Gary Chapman