Everybody’s born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I’d really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can’t seem to do it. They just don’t get it. Of course, the problem could be that I’m not explaining it very well, but I think it’s because they’re not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they’re not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.
Keep reminding yourself
When you feel like feeling sorry for yourself, stop. Remind yourself that self-pity won’t get you anything worth having.
When you feel like running away from your problems, stop, turn around and face those problems. Choose to become stronger and to create real value by working your way through them.
Is there work to be done, and you don’t feel like making the effort? Remind yourself that in the long run, getting the job done will feel much better than endlessly putting it off.
Living with intention, discipline and focus is not all that complicated or difficult. It’s a matter of reminding yourself that it’s your best option.
You are absolutely capable of creating and experiencing the very best life you can imagine. You just have to keep reminding yourself to keep choosing it.
A life that’s positive, successful and authentically fulfilling comes from the quality of the choices you make in every moment. The life you live is the life you choose, so remind yourself, again and again, to choose the best.
— Ralph Marston