“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
With everyone, there comes certain points in our lives where we find ourselves stymied by the chaos around us. We long for a new and exciting perspective on life and we believe that this new life will bring with it the happiness and peacefulness we are missing. Maybe so, but what will be your first steps? Here are some thoughts on how to begin your journey:
Stop overthinking: Also described as the art of creating problems that aren’t even there. Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try!
Let the past go: The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”–Steve Maraboli
Believe in yourself: “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen
Reflection: The true purpose of self-reflection is to correct our mistaken thoughts and actions, and learn from them, thereby creating a more constructive life. Self-reflection is not just the simple act of discovering past mistakes and making up for these mistakes, like resetting a negative zero. The ultimate objective of self-reflection is the development of a more positive self.
My new direction: Ryeder’s Edge
Go far: Do not stop living. Find and explore all the aspects of life that life has to offer. Experiment, explore, dream, and run like there is no tomorrow.
Take chances: Do not be afraid of change. Relish the variety that you can have in life simply by doing. Do not sit on the porch and watch the big dogs run by. Join them and feel the wind in your face.
Live passionately: Enjoy and savor the miracles of life. Create and utilize the sights, sounds and smells that is part of the majesty and wonder of nature. Encompass and cling to the free gifts of life, such as family, friends, and the connection you have to all. And live like you have no tomorrow.