“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
We’ve all been there…the predictable pity party, wishing things would change for the better, that our lives wouldn’t suck so much, trying to stick it out and pushing forward. Whether it be dealing with disgruntled employees, immature behavior, cold weather, burned dinner, gaining weight, keeping up with the Jones-es, dealing with that all over icky feeling…we’ve all been there.
The difference between wallowing in self-pity and having a temporary relapse of judgement is action.
So………….what are you going to do about it?
Are you going to continue siting there wallowing in your pity party or will you grab that proverbial bull by the horns and take control of your life??????
Everyone’s heard the story, been there and done that. We think we’re the only ones facing difficult times but every second of the day someone is going through the same experience or even worse. Complaining won’t solve whatever issue you’re going through but finding a way to right things to where you can cope with the negative…is the all important variable.
“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”
― Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon
So tell me…..What have you done to improve your day?
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
― William Faulkner