“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”Joseph Campbell
“Neither blame or praise yourself.”Plutarch
This is a loud and confusing time we are going through. In a general sense, we are dealing with a lot of stress and pressure. Most of us are going through our own unique struggles as well. It’s easy to mistake problems we are dealing with as personal attacks, but the honest truth is our individual problems are not very distinct.
Plenty of people today and across history have dealt with job loss, plague, injury, illness, financial issues, loss and loneliness. Plenty of people struggle with negative thoughts and-or vagueness of purpose.
This doesn’t diminish the importance of what we are dealing with. Rather, highlights how connected we are and how our story can inspire or help others going through similar experiences.
Good and bad things we experience become connection points to people like us. Resilience is about choosing hope instead of moping around, blaming other and wishing things were different.
Resilience is choosing hope.
Resilience is changing when change is necessary.
What does blame get us? Nothing good. Nothing different. We just end up digging a deeper hole where we feel stuck.
Hope is a choice we have to make everyday. It’s not easy. But it’s the better option.
Things work out how you want them to – or they don’t. Either way, the sun still rises in the morning.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1023