If nothing changes, then nothing changes. It’s like taking the same action and expecting a different result than what you get – each and every time. Change is hard, but what is harder is staying exactly where you are, in a place you have outgrown, just to feel safe. It might feel good at first, but you stay stagnant, bereft of freedom to live life on your own terms. When you think about it, life
Just like there can’t be good without the bad, if there was no rain, there would be no flowers. What makes life beautiful is the journey that we walk during our limited time on this earth. Without struggle and hardship, we wouldn’t develop into the resourceful, capable people that we are. When it’s raining for days in our world, we can lose sight of what comes after the storm. But what if we just allowed
You have to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.
Our emotions have the ability to influence everything in our lives. It can be a wonderful thing if balanced with being rational. But when our emotions run unchecked, it can lead to a lot of unexpected problems. Studies have shown that emotional stress has been linked to not only mental health issues, but physical health problems as well. Poor emotional health can put you at risk for a compromised immune system, heart disease, gastrointestinal distress
Most of us will hit our own rock bottom at some point. Whether it is an illness, death of a loved one, becoming unemployed with zero savings, a divorce, losing your house, a horrible accident that changes your daily life – the possibilities are endless. And what we learn about who we are and all that we are made of begins in our black pit of despair. These times when we have lost hope or
When someone we care about it going through a tough time, it is natural to want to help them get through it and give advice. But you have to remember that it is easy to give someone advice about what to do when you don’t have to do what you have advised. The “payer” is the person who takes action. They live with the consequence of each action they take. With that in mind, how
The history behind this quote references many types of persecution and oppression that has happened in our world. I love this quote because it is empowering when thinking about all of our smaller, personal struggles. When you think about seeds in their raw form, they don’t look at all like what they will become. They stay buried in dirt, devoid of any evidence of growth or change. They may remain dormant for a long time.
Beauty is defined by people in so many different ways. However, the way I like to look at this is a little different. As humans, we tend to categorize things in our minds automatically, and often on a superficial level. For today, let’s not ascribe beauty to people or objects. Let’s say “everything” in that quote refers to challenges and circumstances that we face in life. Not too long ago I had a job at
Our character is shaped when we go through adversity and how we handle the obstacles that come our way. Each hurdle is an opportunity to rise back up, stronger and wiser than we were before. Falling down is an essential part of the process. How do we grow and learn the lessons we need to learn if we don’t fall down? What defines us is how well we rise after falling. When we feel overwhelmed,