Tag: Discourage

Don’t Disappoint Yourself

Top view of blackboard in wooden frame with title about fight for equality and justice
Photo by Brett Sayles

It will never end. Life never ends. Even when we are no longer here, life continues.

Life is a journey. It continues. Do not expect it to end. If you do, you are going to disappoint yourself. So don’t disappoint yourself.

It is easier to disappoint yourself than to disappoint others. How? Because you are able to hide your true life, your true self, the true story, your failures, your mistakes.

Be authentic. It takes courage to be authentic. Remember, you live your true life when you are authentic..

Barbara De Angelis said, “We need to find the courage to say No to the things and people that are not serving us, if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.”

If you cannot live with authenticity, do not expect it from other people. Do not expect what you cannot give yourself from other people.

If you are not good enough for your life, you will never be good enough for other people’s lives.

General Colin Powell writes, “Always do your best. Even when no one else is looking, you always are. Don’t disappoint yourself.” He is right.

To live your true life, you must rise above yourself. You find your true self when you are committed to something bigger than yourself.

If you walk around with hate in your mind, you cannot live your true life. And to live your true life, you must replace hate with love. Because love is life.

Don’t Let Life Discourage You

Man in Gray Long Sleeve Shirt Sitting on Brown Wooden Chair
Photo by Andrew Neel

You need courage to say yes to life. Simply put, “It takes courage to say yes to life.”

To live your life, you must have the courage to say no to the things that are hurting you. It is very important.

Richard L. Evans said, “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Do you believe that?

If you believe, you are right. If you don’t believe, you are also right.

Starting something new is hard. But not doing anything is a bad idea. Seth Godin writes, “The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.” If you do not start something, you will fail at something.

To win is to play. If you are not a participant, you are a bystander. People don’t celebrate bystanders; they celebrate participants.

If you want to win, be a player, not a spectator.