Life is a constant stream of new lessons to be learned. These lessons can only be lived through to understand and learn. One cannot learn from a second hand source about some factors of life. We must learn through our own experience.
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Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
Getting caught up in the cycle of living is simple. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Our routine can become us. That’s not living; that’s surviving. You need a little bit of the wild to keep you fresh. Get outside and soak up the sun. Basically, stop and smell the roses.
“Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.” – Zayn Malik
Material things change, the people you spend time with change and move on, but you will always be who you are. Stay true to your morals and your personality and never let anyone come between you and you.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl
We have little control over the circumstances around us. We are limited to seeking new employment, ending a relationship, dwelling on something or someone we’ve lost, or some other forfeiture. Instead, we must look at what we do have control over. We must go within and approach change as an opportunity for personal growth.
Covey is an expert on leadership. He knows that the only things in life are these three categories. You have your principles that come from deep within you which you must discover for yourself. Then you have choices to make. Each choice can lead you down a particular path which gives you the opportunity to grow and change.
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody has fears that they try not to deal with. Growing as a person is about conquering fears and moving forward. If you are not conquering a fear at least once per day, then you are not living to your fullest potential.
You get what you deserve. That’s the rule of karma. If you feel you’ve been dealt a bad hand, do something to change your seat at the table. People as a whole are creatures of habit. You have to change those very habits in the core of your being to change what you earn in a physical or material sense.
Make sure that your life is always expanding by being courageous. Having your life shrink is no fun at all, and it does happen if you’re not careful. You can travel the world on a shoestring, start your own business, and find the love of your life all at the same time if you’re courageous enough. On the flip side you can see your friend list shrink, see your bank account dwindle, and end up with the wrong person if you’re not courageous enough. It’s a two-edged sword that you want to be on the right side of.
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo
People believe that the best of the best are born that talented. But it like Malcolm Gladwell says. it takes 10,000 hours to truly master any endeavor. The people who have gained great success have gotten that far through dedication and years of practice.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is an oddly polarizing figure. She’s been loved and hated for her successes. She credits all of her success to positivity. When she speaks of her success, she rarely talks about hard work and determination. Rather she focuses on having the right thoughts and the right approach to life and work and values.