Not all problems are equal. There are many problems that if we invested more time & money in solving would be of much greater benefit & value in our lives than those we & others sometimes fixate on fixing.
If you are struggling, remember: “This, too, shall pass”. But also know that whatever we are struggling with passes faster when we focus on the steps we can take to change our lives for the better, no matter how small those steps may be. Because over time, even small steps can carry us a great distance.
Always, always, always focus on what you CAN do.
Original version published on: Dec 23, 2018 @ 12:45
For those struggling, remember, “ThisTooShallPass”. But it passes faster when we focus on the steps we can take to change our lives for the better, no matter how small those steps may be. Because over time, even little steps can carry us a great distance.
Of course, we *could* keep bickering amongst ourselves forever & what fun that is! But consider for a moment that if our education system was properly funded to provide useful lifeskills & knowledge we would at least have far smarter things to bicker about with smarter people.
Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching goals within your grasp. Understand that facing setbacks & being discouraged doesn’t have to lead to quitting. Change your tactics & strategy as needed, but only quit if you know it’s best for you. Otherwise, keep pushing yourself.
Life knocks people down & it’s good at it. And if you get up it will probably knock you down again. Thatslife, but it’s nottheend of yourstory. Always focus on what you can do from where you are. Rest if you must, but then getup & pushforward. Challenges make us stronger.
The world is not black & white and issues, advice, and thinking deserve far more consideration & critical thought than just yes/no, agree/disagree, right/wrong. Binary thinking is a plague on progress. Thoughtful, logical discussion, regardless of the topic, should be encouraged.
Too many people spend too much time dwelling on the moments that make them feel weak & not enough time dwelling on the moments that make them feel strong. Remember, whatever you focus on grows stronger & you control what that is.
Some of the finest, most exemplary people you know of are still just people. And people have good days & bad days and boundaries & limits. Being a kind, tolerant, open-minded & empathetic person doesn’t mean you have to sit silent & put up with other people’s bullshit.
Always prioritize & maximize the things that add value to your life & others lives while minimizing the things that don’t. This change in focus can lead to a far more meaningful & fulfilling life than simply drifting without a direction, purpose or priorities you’re proud of.
Too many people focus on making money rather than on providing value. Focusing on one often emphasizes greed & leaves you wanting. Focusing on the other often emphasizes selflessness & creates fulfillment & provides recipients with something worth paying for. Choose wisely.