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There’s no truth, only perception
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”- Alphonse Karr
As an individual, imagine you have a certain perception of the way you look, but then you look into a dirty or cracked mirror, you would see a distorted version of yourself. Although it is easy to believe the mirror is accurate, it isn’t actually the truth, it is not portraying the way you really look. It is just a mental impression. We need to remember that and not allow the mind to be convinced. It is easy to be swayed by people and situations into thinking something is negative when in reality it may not be. We get to choose our perception of any situation, is the glass half full or half empty?
In relationships, perception is the cause of a lot of arguments, when two people believe they are 100% correct, and are unable to see that there could be multiple truths. Envision that you are standing at the edge of a cliff face looking down into a gorgeous valley, later you meet up with your friend and say, there is an incredible cliff, you must see it. Your friend says, a cliff? I was walking in that same area and only saw a huge mountain, there’s no cliff, what are you talking about? An argument ensues. An outsider with a broader perspective would see that you’re talking about the same thing, just that one of you was at the top of the mountain, the cliff, and the other was at the base. You are both correct.
How much is it worth?
‘The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.’ -Henry David Thoreau
We expect answers and results immediately. We live in an instant society where we have the world at our fingertips on a smart phone. It seems we are becoming increasingly impatient and unwilling to wait for the payoff to our actions.
All great things take time. For example, it is unrealistic to expect that a healthy living diet will have a massive impact after a few days. It takes a lifelong commitment to making healthy habits and choices. We wouldn’t expect to walk into our career life straight to the CEO position, we shouldn’t expect that in other aspects of our lives.
We all have time to achieve greatness and incredible things, however, before beginning a journey to achieving a certain goal, consider how much time you are truly willing to put into accomplishing it. Are you willing to put a daily habit in place that brings you closer to your goal and are you willing to wait? Are you capable of prioritising your goal? You should be, because the payoff will be worth it. There is a statistic that says it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, I believe that by mindfully practicing a skill you can master it sooner. The bigger your dream, the more time you need to commit to making it a reality.
Today is the most Important Day
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” -Pablo Picasso
We take for granted that we have time to get things done over the course of our lives, we prioritise our ‘Today’ with work and trying to get ahead in life. Often we put off a social engagement or replying to a text from a friend because we don’t have time. We say, I’ll start that diet, or exercise program tomorrow. I’ll start that course next year. Theres always an excuse, and extremely valid reasons for you delaying things. There’s always next time.
However, tomorrow is not guaranteed. We should plan our long term goals based on a long, healthy life but if today were your final day on Earth, what would you do differently? I’m not asking you to take the day off work and go out and tick all the items off your bucket list. I am asking you to consider what is truly important to you.
Stop and smell the roses
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu
I often find myself going over and over a scenario or situation in my mind. I drive myself to a state of high anxiety or worry. I’m certain we have all experienced moments like this, on an hourly or daily basis.
The thing is, worry is such a useless emotion. If you can change a scenario, change it. If you can’t change it then your worry is pointless. Let it go. Easier said than done, but a truth nonetheless.
The only way to be fully content is to live in any given moment, to be completely present. The present is all that really exists, the moment before this and after this were, or will become the present. If you’re constantly planning the next thing you are missing your life.
Failure is Progress
‘If you try you risk failure, if you don’t, you ensure it’ – anonymous
We are often so scared to fail that we don’t even try something. Unless it’s forced upon us, we remain in our comfort zone and continue our day to day living without much progress. The thing is, failing or making mistakes is just part of the journey to reaching your goals! Do not be scared of failure. We only fail when we completely give up on an idea. Embrace failure as lessons to be learned and temporary setbacks. Just keep trying with the fresh knowledge you have gained.
Some of the most influential people in the world, reached their goal after multiple failures. If they had given up after a few setbacks we wouldn’t have most of the things we take for granted: electricity, means of travel, the internet, Disney, KFC, Oprah! For more on conquering failure, click here.
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