If it strengthens you, embrace it. If it challenges you, solve it. If it weakens you, replace it.
Who said that? That was me.
I have a couple more:
If it repeats, question it (deeply, truly investigate it).
If it hurts you, love it (and let it go).
Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. – Jim Rohn
If you keep being who you are, you will keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll keep creating what you have.
Change – real change – comes from changing your being.
How do you do that?
One key is looking at your thoughts, and the beliefs that follow.
Whatever thoughts you continue to hold, repeatedly, become your beliefs.
What you believe you cease to question.
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How is your life going?
How are your beliefs . . . ?
As go your beliefs, so goes your life.
Choice, not circumstances, determines your success. – Anonymous
Every day, minute, second, instant we are at choice.
We can choose what is resourceful, what serves our goals and desires, and the development of our best self, or we can choose something else, or we can fail to choose and go with with rote habit.
So often we “choose” the latter, and – by and large – our habits suck.
Develop better awareness and habits.
2) Write down what you want (repeatedly until it’s authentic and clear) and discern the actions and habits you need to achieve what you want.
Do the work, every day.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde
Sometimes people don’t do something (for someone) because it’s hard, or they don’t know how it will be received, or . . . .
The problem is that we only grow and benefit from the things we actually do.
When you want to do something for someone, do it – even if you can’t do it as “big” or “grand” or “amazing” as you might want.
What matters is that you actually do something.
Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow. – Swedish Proverb
A mentor of mine (Steve Chandler) says that worry is a misuse of our imagination.
We’re best served by using our imagination to ponder what what we want and what we need to do (i.e. who we we need to serve… ) to get it.
Anything else gives worrisome thoughts too much credence – of which they deserve none.
It gives them the chance to cast a shadow, a shadow that limits your ability to see who you (really) are and what you (truly) want.
Focus on what you want and who you want to become.
Use your imagination properly.