What Makes You The Best You?
Is it possible to be happy with yourself right now and still want to change your life? Can you be content and evolving at the same time? I believe you can. Sure, we’re all a work in progress, but that doesn’t mean the person you are today isn’t good enough. I think this is a powerful balance we should strive for every day — the balance between happiness in the moment and action toward the best version of ourselves.
Follow Your Heart
Follow your passion. Life’s too short to spend it doing something you don’t love. “If what you are doing now is not your passion, then you have nothing to lose.” Once you’re in full control of you, there are no limits at all to what can be done. If you absolutely knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do with your life?
Look on the Positive Side
Probably cliché, but true nonetheless, you must stay positive. You can look at a half-filled glass from multiple perspectives. If you are positive, you will cheer at how the glass is half-full. If you are negative, you will sigh at the half-empty portion of the glass. If you are a realist, you will simply see the glass as a glass. At the end of the day, what you are faced with is simply the way it is. Everything else is your own perspective.
Think and Reflect
If there’s anything I’m grateful for, it’s the ability to think freely. Being able to think and reflect on our lives is a gift. Whenever you reflect on your own thoughts and actions, you gain a greater sense of clarity about yourself and the world around you. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should be thinking 24/7. Sometimes, detaching yourself from the reality and becoming an observer is needed as well.
Change is the only constant in life, yet it always seems to surprise us. If you haven’t suffered a mishap or defeat, it means you weren’t trying very hard in the first place. Rolling with the unexpected turns can be tough. Pushing yourself to be the best you can be always come with disappointment, but it’s how you learn to bounce back that counts.
When you help others, you not only help them grow, but you also grow yourself. Your generosity opens the gates to an abundance of love and resources that flow between everyone involved. Of course, the motivation to give should come from the desire to want to give and contribute, and not for the benefits that follow. The joy of giving comes from giving itself; the other perks are just a bonus.