ONE HARD REALITY YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT TO BE HAPPIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL
ONE LIE WE LEARNED WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER THAT STILL HOLDS US BACK
“Starting over is not an option!”
That’s a lie many of us hold on to until the bitter end.
The idea of starting over being a bad thing is baked right into the fabric of our society’s education system. We send our children to a university when they’re 17 or 18, and basically tell them to choose a career path they’ll be happy with for the next 40 years. “But, what if I choose wrong?” I remember thinking to myself. And that’s exactly what I did, in more ways than one.
YOU ARE AS TROUBLED AS THE RELATIONSHIP YOU’RE IN
“All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the [person] to which we are attached by love.” -Baruch Spinoza
Meet Steven. Steven has decided to become a psychoanalyst. Before starting class, the graduate school requires students to spend a year in therapy.
Six months in, Steven was doing well. He showed signs of a healthy and stable mind. So much so that his assigned therapist believed he wouldn’t need more than a few years, compared to other students who need an average of four.
Then he met Leah. He fell in love within a matter of weeks.
12 HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE
Is your house always a mess? Here are 12 habits that will help keep your home clean and organized.
5 LIES WE LEARNED WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER (THAT WE STILL LIVE BY TODAY)
In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years worth of his work was ruined.
Newspapers described the situation as “the worst thing to happen to Edison.”
But that was a lie!
Edison didn’t see it that way at all. The inventor instead chose to see his circumstances as an invigorating opportunity to rebuild and re-examine much of his current work. In fact, Edison reportedly said shortly after the fire, “Thank goodness all our mistakes were burned up. Now we can start again fresh.” And that’s exactly what he and his team did.
5 PROMISES YOU SHOULD MAKE TO YOURSELF AND KEEP FOREVER
Life is not all rainbows and butterflies. It can be tough sometimes. And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are. Free yourself from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling you what you can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead. In other words, start making positive promises to yourself!
Promise to fight back, to fight harder, to laugh louder and longer and slap adversity back into its seat whenever it dares to stand against you. Promise to be a force to be reckoned with – because you are a force to be reckoned with.
Make these promises to yourself, and keep them forever.
5 HARD TRUTHS ABOUT THE HEARTBREAKING FANTASIES WE TELL OURSELVES
We stress ourselves out… because of fantasies.
We procrastinate to the point of failure… because of fantasies.
We get angry with others, with ourselves, and with the world at large… because of fantasies.
We miss out on many of life’s most beautiful and peaceful moments… because of fantasies.