People who develop mental and emotional strength usually do so because of their childhood experiences. Likewise, it’s common for people to re-create their earliest relationships out of a desire for comfort, rather than love.
You don’t slay dragons by pretending they aren’t in the cave.
Without both of these aspects of you working in tandem – the emotional child exploring, feeling, experiencing and the mental parent discerning, deciding and choosing action – you become stuck.
Real life is very rarely going to match up to what I think it should all be like. Real life is hard. And real life is wonderful.
The tonic for being emotionally broken is building mental strength.
We make a choice to do the thing that most people won’t do, and to live the way most people won’t. So we can live the way that most people can’t.
Use your feelings to guide you, not govern you.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Good and bad become irrelevant when the focus isn’t “what can I enjoy” but “what can I create?” Obstacles become opportunities. Life becomes an incredible journey.
1,095 days of waking up without a hangover. I spend my Sundays reading, not recovering.
Eric Greitens says that there are three primary forms of happiness: the happiness of pleasure, the happiness of grace, and the happiness of excellence.
The same as how in trying to avoid pain, you avoid pleasure, because you can’t just pick and choose what you want to feel. You’re either in or out.
It assumes like-mindedness.
So, you are like me and have made all of your life choices based on the word “should,” take the time to daily start making choices solely on your discretion. It is never too late to pursue our happiness.
Oh how we long to be known, yet are suffocated by the labels that negate us. So is the process of freedom for each other, the bravery required to remove the title and rest our need to be seen.