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Focus On What You Can Do Today

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According to Dan Rockwell, “Focus on what you can do today. You never know when difficulty or adversity will end.” Focus on what you can do today to change your life. Somethings matter, others not. Focusing your life on making your life better matters. It matters. You are here on this earth to make your life better. You are not here on this earth to exist, but to live. You are here on this earth to make your life, not to exist.

You can’t make your life better if you don’t focus on what matters. If you want to do great things, to live a great life, to improve your life, you must focus on what matters. What really matters? What really counts? Health matters. Love matters. Relationship matters. Education matters. Good work matters. Creativity Matters.

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” If you know why you are here on this earth, you must focus on it. Don’t waste your time on the things that is pulling you back from achieving your goals. Things that can’t help you are not good for you. You need to focus on making peace with your soul.

If you don’t know where you are going in your life, you can focus on anything. But if you want to move your life forward, you must focus on the right things. To do that, think about what is getting you closer to your dreams, and focus on making it even better. Can you do it for yourself? Can you do it for your life? If you can, the right time is NOW!

6 More Ways To Know Yourself Better

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“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.”- Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

Self-knowledge is the key to your success. If you don’t have a solid foundation, you cannot build a meaningful life. You can do it. You can build your life the way you want it. But you cannot get there unless you know who you are, where you are, and where you are going.

To know yourself, you must believe in yourself. Your real life starts with finding who you really are. You can’t find it if you don’t believe in it.

You must know your purpose. A life without a single purpose is a meaningless life. Your purpose is the reason you wake up every day. Your purpose is in your mind. To find it, you must listen to your mind. Don’t run after what others are doing. Discover your own purpose by following your core values.

You must follow and practice your core values. If you don’t know what you stand for, you have a lot of work to do. Your values represent you. They are who you are. They are what you stand for. They drive you. They control your thoughts. They control your actions. They control your whole life. When you follow your core values, your true self will come out. When you know your core values, your true self will shine.

You must let go of who you think you are. To let good things flow into your life, you must let go of the things that are holding you back. Don’t force yourself to be who you are not. Just let go of what is not making you happy. Lao Tzu famously said, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”- Lao Tzu

You must value yourself. No one will value you if you don’t value yourself. No matter what, you are who you are. Don’t criticize yourself. Don’t waste your life. Make your life count. Make your time count. If you don’t value yourself, you won’t value your time. Value your time. Because your time is your life. If you waste your time, it is gone. According to M. Scott Peck, “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

You must take action to change yourself. It is not enough to just know yourself. You must do things to change your life. You must take action to change things in your life. Talk is cheap. Action is hard. Sometimes we know what to do, but we just don’t do it. Because we don’t want to fail. Nobody likes to fail. But if you are scared of failure, you are scared of growth. To get to where you want to be, start failing forward.