Nothing is permanent. When you understand this, you can do almost anything you wish because you’re not trying to hold onto anything anymore…except the present moment.
We waste beautiful days fighting against where we are. – Trust the journey, even when you do not understand it. Sometimes what you never expected turns out to be what you need. Try not to waste your time and energy fighting against where you are – invest your time and energy into getting to where you want to go, one day at a time, one step at a time.
We waste beautiful days with meaningless distractions. – Don’t numb yourself with relentless noise. Don’t let distractions hold you back. Control your distractions before your distractions control you. Feel the genuine, positive power that flows from your decision to rise above the widespread distractions that don’t really matter.
We waste beautiful days chasing the wrong things. – You might think more and more (and more) outward success will make you happy because you live in a world where you’ve been taught that once you have the right career and the right title and the right friends then you will be happy. In reality how it really works is the complete opposite – once you are happy, then you attract the people, the career and the abundance you seek. It starts on the inside.
We waste beautiful days postponing our happiness. – Happiness is a how, not a what. A mindset, not a destination. It’s about enjoying all the little things, while chasing after the big ones. Happiness does not start when “this, that or the other thing” is resolved – it happens now, when you appreciate what you have. So no matter what else may be going on, always remember that you have been blessed with this moment and the ability to live it as you choose.
We waste beautiful days in a state of overwhelm. – The best time to take a deep breath is when you don’t feel like it. Because that’s when doing so can make the biggest difference.
We waste beautiful days being busy (but not productive). – There’s a BIG difference between being busy and being productive. Don’t confuse motion with progress. For instance, a rocking horse keeps moving but never makes any forward progress.
We waste beautiful days avoiding growth and change. – Growth is painful. Change is painful. But in the end, nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere in the past.
We waste beautiful days fearing failure. – If you are too afraid of failure, you can’t possibly do what needs to be done to be successful. Remind yourself that failure is actually not the worst outcome – succeeding in life at the wrong things, or not even trying, are both far worse.
We waste beautiful days with constant indecision. – Decide. Commit. Do. It’s really that simple.
We waste beautiful days with constant complaining. – Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Complaining won’t change your reality, but a positive attitude will.
We waste beautiful days blaming others for our troubles. – You will be changed by what happens to you, but you don’t have to be reduced by it. In fact, the extent to which you can rise above adversity, or achieve any of your goals, depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – which means you effectively give others power over that part of your life.
We waste beautiful days engaging in needless drama. – Positivity is a choice. So choose wisely. Be smart enough to walk away from the needless drama, gossip, and negativity around you – it is never worth engaging in, ever.
We waste beautiful days talking down to ourselves. – Refuse to accept any more nonsense. Refuse to settle for the same old self-inflicted negativity. The way to overcome negative thinking and destructive self-talk is to develop opposing, positive thought patterns that are stronger and more powerful. Listen to your inner voice and replace redundant negativity with positive alternatives.
We waste beautiful days doubting ourselves. – You have good reason to believe that you can trust yourself going forward. Not because you’ve always made the right decisions, but because you’ve survived the wrong ones, and you’ve taken tiny steps forward. So cry for a moment if you have to – get it out of your system. Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak; since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive and full of potential. And you are FULL of potential again right now!
We waste beautiful days completely neglecting ourselves. – Remember to take care of yourself… Rest. Exercise. Eat healthy. Read. Be creative. Laugh. Don’t burn out. We need you for the long haul.