To manage fear, loneliness, or unhappiness, Anne Frank said, “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Be happy with yourself. Be comfortable with yourself, with your life. Make yourself happy, no matter what. People are not happy because they are not comfortable with themselves. Look, if you are not happy with yourself, you are not going to be happy with other people. If you are not comfortable with yourself, you are not going to be comfortable with other people.
Whatever you are going through right now in your life, it is not the end of your life. It is just the beginning of a new life. The question is, Are you prepared to embrace your new life?
“Keep your goal at the very forefront of your mind and be diligent about directing all your thoughts, focus, conversations, and actions in service of its success.”– Jen Sincero
Do not just talk about your future. If you want it to be different from what you have now, you must change what you are doing. Why is that? Because you have the power to shape your future. Yes, the future is unpredictable. But if you take what you are doing right now seriously, if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, if you are meeting the right people, if you are challenging yourself, if you are questioning the status quo, then you can shape the direction of your future.
“The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.”- Dennis Gabor
Yes, it is very difficult to predict the future. But if you know what you want for yourself, you will know what to do. You will know what not to do, what to avoid. Look, your future is in your own hands. If you want a better future, you must work for it. You must invent it. You must create it. Do it for you. Do not let people distract you from achieving your dreams. If you have a friend, or if you know people who are not for your dreams, let then go. Don’t let them hang around you. Do not let them drive your life. If you do, you will regret it. You will.
To live your life, you must own it. You must be your own driver. You must have the courage to think your own thoughts. You must be free to think for yourself, to think about your future. to think about what you are going to do to achieve your dreams, to love yourself, no matter what. According to John Galsworthy, “If you don’t think about the future, you cannot have one.” It is true. To have something, it must first accupy your mind. If you want something, think about it every day. If you don’t want something in your life, don’t think about it. Let it go. Do not worry about it. Do not let it dominate your mind.
“Your task is not to forsee the future, but to enable it.”- Antoine de Saint Exupery
And you can get rid of it if you are not afraid to dream big dreams. When it comes to your future, do not be afraid to dream big dreams. But to make them happen, you must do the work. Whether you like it or not, you must get your hands dirty. You must do the work. You must walk your talk. You must do what you say you are going to do. In the words of Richard Templar, “You are allowed to dream as high, as wide, as big, as extravagant, as impossible, as wacky, as silly, as bizarre, as unrealistically nonsensical as you want.” It is your future we are talking about here. You don’t know what you are going to meet. If you do not take the right risks, how are you going to get there? Do you even think you are going to get there? What do you think?
If you want to achieve your dreams, you must take calculated risks. If you want to be successful, you must meet the risks in your way. If you want to get ahead in your life, you must be comfortable taking the right risks. Do not be scared to dream. Dreams are free. But if you want your dream to come true, you must do the right things. You must follow your path. You must be comfortable with yourself. And you shouldn’t be scared of the unknown. Because the future is unknown. Whatever is unknown, is always scary. And that is why lots of people are stuck in their comfort zones.
Leave your comfort zone. It can’t help you. Believe in yourself. Do not let fear stuck you in your comfort zone. You need yourself to get what you want. You need your soul to get what you want. And you need to accept yourself as you are. Because if you are not yourself, you are not going to be able to achieve your goals.
Your goals are in your hands. If you want to bring them to light, you must start your life with what you have. Do not wait for the right time to take action. Start with what you have, then build on it. And remember that you are not going to be perfect. And accept that every day is not going to be the same for you. Whatever you have, take it, work with it. Do not wait for the right time to do your work. Do not wait for the right time to plan for your future. If you want your future to be better than what you have right now, you must start with who you are. When you do, you will have fun.