Don't just assume life is as good as it's going to be because you have all the right ingredients in place. You need to be committed to a recipe for success, and be willing to go that extra mile of excellence to really see things turn around.
As kids, Saturday mornings were this amazing time when we relaxed and had nothing else on our minds to worry about. As grownups weekends become chore days, and we never really get a chance to rest and recover.
We can't make everyone happy, but we can make an attempt at clearing the air in relational situations by letting them know how we're going to attempt to make them happy. Pleasing others is a give and take scenario, just like everything else in life.
Moving on from season to season in your life sounds so definite, but the truth is you never need to stop appreciating all the things that made your life what it is. Hobbies, memories, relationships, and anything else that represented a season of your life had absolute value, and you can always visit even if you don't live in that season anymore.
Stress is a part of life. Anxiety just happens sometimes. Life isn't always easy. Despite the hard time, you need to always be willing to use a big 'but' to help remind you that life is always good too.
The thing every successful person has in common that I have ever met is that they have some idea of what it means to be 'living right.' So when someone asks you that question, you need to have some idea of what it means to be living right for you. It's different for every person, but it defines our direction in life.
Life's most stressful events have a way of ganging up on us all at once. The effects of these events are exponential, and compounded. So if we want to recover, we need to take the same approach and compound our recovery.
The most loving thing you can do for the people around you, when you find something awesome, is to share that awesomeness with them. That's altogether a really positive thing to do for people. On the other hand, when you diminish the interests of others, you complete unravel that good will.
If you really think hard about why you do the things you do, you are likely to discover that the opinions of other people affect our life journey quite a bit. The saddest thing of all is the simple fact that sometimes these opinions come from people we haven't interacted with in years. Yet their thoughts about who we are and what we do still hold us back.
Some will put their hope into games of chance, and get lost in it. It's fun to hope for the best when you're playing the lottery and talk about all the awesome possibilities it could bring. However, it's important to never lose sight of the things most important to us in life. These are things we will never be sad we placed our hope in.
Do you ever sit around thinking about how you would do anything in the world to recreate the past? Some memories are just so good that we can't help but wish we were reliving them instead of making new memories. This is a trap that will keep us from making new memories that we will remember for years to come.
The next generation is taking their place as entertainment consumers. While that happens, we should be taking our place as leaders preparing the way for them to succeed in making the world a great place for their own kids.
It's so easy blame things that go wrong and seem so simple on someone when life doesn't go our way, but at the end of the day things are often way more complicated than they seem to us in times of stress.