“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of it’s strength and burden” ~ Seneca
"If you own the story, you get to write the ending" ~ Brene Brown
You will make hundreds of choices every single day. They won't all be ideal. Instead of letting a bad choice justify other bad choices and instead of getting emotional about it, simply tell yourself: choose again.
"Those who don't move don't notice their chains"
Every time you redirect your attention from the past or the future into the present moment, you strengthen that pathway. The reverse is just as true.
Those easy choices seem easy in the moment, but they aren't making your life easier. Easy choices create a hard life while those hard choices create an easier life.
The hardest part is at the start, before you've mentally committed & established momentum.
I choose to be happy. I choose to stop complaining, right now, right here, today.
The exact moment which proves the most difficult to persevere is the same moment you’re given the opportunity to manifest a miracle.
You do not need to let your reaction to a situation blend with your response.
You must commit to the deliberate practice of becoming.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or frustrated, it's likely because you are mentally taking on more than can be done right now. Focus exclusively on the next step.
It's not just your choices that create habit, it's also your thoughts. When you fixate on what you've done wrong and what's hard, you're actually practicing the problem or rehearsing failure - getting better at what you DON'T want each time!
Excellence is born of preparation, dedication, focus and tenacity. Compromise on any of these and you become average.
~ John Chatterton
It happened. It's behind you. It's over. Why are you still thinking about it, complaining about it, talking about it & carrying it with you? Let it go.
Stop counting yourself out because of what you can't do. Toughen up and choose what you can do, then go do it!
You don't have to stop, you just want to.
There's a difference between having good intentions & being intentional.
There is ONE paradigm shift you can make that will accelerate your progress and pave the path to success. It is simple but it isn’t easy.
The two components of happiness are completely independent of people & circumstances. The two components are expectations & perspective.
Doubt comes from fear & it will surrender to experience.
Is this a choice that pays you back or sets you back? Use things that inspire you as a black & white filter to help you make progress towards your goals.
What is behind your desire to change? Change powered by criticism isn't as likely to stick.