There are a few key things I have learnt from life the past year:
As individuals we need to realize that we are in complete control of our lives (and I can hear you saying but… but… but…) but nothing. Every choice you have made has influenced your life in some way or another, some were “life lessons to be learnt” (not mistakes) and others were “good decisions” moving you towards your goal. I know it’s a difficult thing to do, but try it some day, you might find it very liberating to just let go…
“Sometimes bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.” – Like how much we are loved by our friends and family… Just pause, take a second and think about it, without these very special people we wouldn’t be half the person we are today 🙂
“Sometimes you have to give up on someone, not because you don’t care but because they don’t…” – Friendships / Relationships like these often become a vicious cycle of (someone else’s) drama’s spiraling out of control and the scariest part is that you will have been in this state for so long that you would think it’s nothing out of the ordinary and you convince yourself that all you need to do, is try a little harder. Stop blaming yourself and move on, it’s ok really…
“Sometimes the change you need in your in life is simple, it’s called changing your perspective…” – For example, you want to do the right thing so you go and talk to people involved and tell them your plans BUT the whole situation backfires on you and now you feel like the world owes you something. Instead change your perspective (picture that it happened to someone other than yourself and consider how you might see the situation now) and all of a sudden you will start seeing potential in the situation by “freeing” yourself from everything that was holding you back and do your own thing 🙂 Makes sense doesn’t it?
I want you to take a minute and read the passage below, but don’t just read it, absorb it.
“Don’t wait for time. Make it.
Don’t wait for money. Earn it.
Don’t wait for the path. Find it.
Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
Don’t go for less. Get the best.
Don’t compare. Be unique.
Don’t fight your misfortune. Transform it.
Don’t avoid failure. Use it.
Don’t dwell on mistake. Learn from it.
Don’t back down. Go around.
Don’t close your eyes. Open your mind… and you will see the world as you have never before!” – anon
And to end it all off, a saying from The Fairy Godmother: “When nothing goes right, go left”