Why You Need To Think For Yourself

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“To find yourself, think for yourself.”- Socrates

Don’t worry about what other people are saying about you. They are irrelevant. What really counts is what you think about yourself. How you see yourself. What you say to yourself. Yes, it is okay to listen to people (good and bad people), but don’t let what they are saying about you engulf or prevents you from enjoying your life.

Think for yourself. Make your own critical decisions. Don’t delegate your personal decisions to anyone. They are not qualified to handle them. The only person who is ready to handle your personal decision is YOU.

Remember, no matter what you do (good or bad), people will always have negative or positive things to say about you. Don’t let that distract you. Don’t let that prevent you from enjoying yourself. Don’t let that hold you back from achieving your dreams.

You must think for yourself. If you want happiness in your life, you must think for yourself. If you want to grow, you must learn to think for yourself. If you want to build positive relationships, you must think for yourself. If you want to change your life, you must think for yourself. If you don’t, people will think for you. And when they do, you are not going to be happy with what you will get. But you can change it by thinking for yourself. It requires confidence. It requires courage. It requires hope. It requires compassion. It requires focus.

Focus on your own business. Focus on your life. It matters. It is all you have.  Stay away from people who want to tear you down. To do that, you must be able to think for yourself.

How To Separate Yourself From Your Past Mistakes

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Mistakes are valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, and forget it.”- John Wooden

If you want to be a happy person, stop thinking about your past mistakes. It is okay to make mistakes. People who have made it in life have made significant mistakes. They are not afraid to tell you about their mistakes. They are proud of them. Let us be honest here. If you really want to do what you want to do in your life, you must learn to be VERY comfortable with mistakes.

If you are not making mistakes, you are not trying enough. You are not risking enough to make it in life. You are not risking enough to move out of your comfort zone. It is not your comfort zone; it is your dream-killing zone.

In your comfort zone, you are comfortable, but you are not growing. If you want to make yourself happy, you must get yourself in the game of life. You must learn how to take risks. If not, you are only wasting your precious time. Don’t waste your time. As the old saying goes, “If you waste your time, you waste your life.” Don’t let that happen to you!

People don’t want to make mistakes. As a result, they don’t try anything. My question for you is, “If you don’t try something new, something exciting and educative, something challenging, how do you expect to grow?” If you think you can grow without work, if you think you can grow without taking calculated risks, if you think you can grow without leaving your comfort zone, you are just kidding yourself!

When you make a mistake, be happy. It is the ONLY way forward. If you want to move forward, you must separate yourself from your past mistakes. Can you do that for yourself?