Category: personal development

Going Downhill

Think outside of the box
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It is okay to take a step back in life. It is not okay to stay there. If you find yourself going downhill, what would you do?

When you find yourself going downhill, would you stop or keep going? It is your choice. It will always be your choice. Again, what would you do?

What would you do when your business is losing money, when you are in a bad relationship, when your health is going down, when you are not happy, when nothing seems to be working, when you are in debt? What would you do?

You have two options: keep going or stop and come back.

If you want things to get better for you, the best option is to come back. When you do that, then you will have the chance to find solutions to your problems. But if you keep going, keep nurturing your problem, you will not have the chance to turn things around.

When you find yourself in a terrible situation, don’t wait for the perfect time to fix it. Look up for solutions, not down for solutions. You will find solutions to your issues if you have the courage to look up. If you have the courage to think outside the box. But if you keep looking down, you are not making your situation better. You are making it worse. If you want to find solutions to anything, look up, not down.

One Important Way To Be Your Real Self

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Why is it important to be our real selves? Why can’t we just keep ‘faking it till we make it?’

Great questions! It is impossible to live a great life without first knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what makes you happy. If you don’t know your true self, then you are not living your own life. You are faking it till you make it. When will you come out of your closet?

The only life you have is YOURS, not mine. Euripides said, “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” Until you start to live your own life, you are not really living your own life, you are living other people’s lives. Do you want to live like that? I hope not.

It is important to live your OWN life. When you live your own life, you will have the chance to focus on yourself- your skills, your talents, your relationships, your personal and professional development, your self- discovery. But if you focus on other people’s lives, you are not living your own life to the fullest. You are wasting your time on earth.

The only way to be your real self, your true self, is to be ORIGINAL. You cannot be yourself when you imitate people. Imitation is not real. It is a photocopy. To accomplish great things in life, you have to be yourself. If not, your self-esteem will suffer. Herman Melville said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. If you succeed being another person, you have not succeeded. But if you succeed being yourself, you have succeeded.

Be yourself, don’t imitate anyone, and you will succeed.