“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung
Sooner or later, you learn that you aren’t the center of the Universe with a capital ‘U’ but you are the center of your life. Life happens at you, for you, around you, against you, through you, adjacent to you, and stays with you, present, past, and future. But how we view things decides a lot about how happy and full we are.
Our attitude and perception is a window to reality.
The more we think a certain way, the more that attitude reflects on our reality.
But if we look past ourselves, interesting ideas emerge.
Mistakes become moments of grace. Weaknesses become strengths. Decisions become separate from outcomes. Luck becomes neither good nor bad—just another verse in our story.
Yeah, a couple of bad decisions might have led you where you are today, or a little bit of good (or bad) luck played a big role in who you are, but that’s just the story so far. In a certain light, every ending becomes the start of something new (I’m probably stealing that line from somewhere).
A good life is not about removing all bad days, rather, having an better average of good days over the bad, and not letting the bad days erase the good ones.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1230