Sometimes the best thing we can do is accept the reality of what we are dealing with, making it work while aiming for something better.
When you think of the word ‘acceptance’ does your mind automatically translate it to ‘defeat’. I think mine used to. But acceptance isn’t defeat. In fact not accepting our reality, we find ourselves in a place of denial, and without acceptance, there’s no room for change and improvement.
Make what you have work.
Denial tells us that all the problems we are dealing with are not our fault but everyone else. It tells us we’ll never be good enough. It leads us to numb ourselves out with anything but what we actually need.
But if we accept where we are, whenever that may be, then we make what we have work for us. And we can start building something better.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1164