“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”- Albert Einstein
Happiness comes from self-knowledge. If you know who you are, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life. Don’t limit yourself to where you are right now. The world is waiting for you. You have what it takes to change the world. Don’t let failure stop you from doing great things in life. Don’t let fear stop you from releasing the greatness within you.
You are here to live your life, not to just exist. Fear is real. Failure is unavoidable. Failure is a moment of self-discovery. Failure is a way to know yourself better. To know what you can and cannot do.
You can do anything if you believe you can do it. But to do well in life, don’t jump into what you are not good at. You are not good at everything, but you are good at something. If you are good at everything, then you are not good at something. You cannot do everything, but you can do something really well. That “something” is what you should go after. It is what you should explore. It is what you should talk about all the time. Live it. Breathe it. Eat it. Think it. Work it. Enjoy it.
Instead of limiting yourself, take the time to think about what you can do to change your life. There are a lot you can do to change yourself. You can start by taking action. You can start by loving yourself. For example, if you want to go to school, do it. If you want to start a business, start it. If you want to build a positive relationship, build it. You have what it takes to do whatever you want to do. Don’t wait. Stop waiting. The time will never be right to start something. But if you are ready to change yourself, if you are ready to change your life, if you are ready to inject energy into your life, now is the time. Once you accept to change, you can do it.
To live a fulfilled life, you must accept yourself. Life is not about others; it is about you. So how you live it matters. It starts with self-acceptance. It starts with self-love. If you don’t accept yourself as you are, who do you think is going accept you?
To live a fulfilled life, according to Sophia Loren,
“Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.”
“I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide their past.” Your past is a part of who you are. Whether good or bad, be proud of your past. You can’t write your story without your past. What you have been through in the past is a part of you. What you are going through right now is uniquely yours. If you can endure it, why not? If not, move on.
“It is better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe and not explore at all.” A life not explored is a life wasted. If you want to really live a fulfilled life, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You can’t live your life without making one, two, three, or even four mistakes. If you don’t make mistakes, it means you are not exploring your life. It means you are not taking chances. It means you are ignoring opportunities. It means you are living in the past.
“I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny. I have never sold myself short. I have never judged myself by other people’s standards.” That is how you should live your own life too. Don’t live your life by other people’s standards. Live your life by your own standards. They are yours. Own them. No matter what, no matter what you are selling, you should never sell yourself short. In other words, you should never settle for less. Your destiny is in your hands. Don’t sell it short.
“I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself. So failure or reversal does not bring out resentment in me because I cannot blame others for any misfortune that befalls me.” This is very important. Don’t ignore it. If you fail at something, take it. Accept it. Don’t blame others for your mistakes. It is your life. For this reason, you must ALWAYS hold yourself accountable for your failures or mistakes.