True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake. It is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do. It often means looking at your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategizing.
It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others. It is living a way that other people won’t, so maybe you can live in a way that other people can’t.
Make choices that make people wonder if you’ve lost your mind. Disappoint people if needed. Fly off the handle. Learn to be alone. Learn to be with others too. Smile when you’re sad, just to confuse those who are trying to bring you down. Live a good life. Be kind when you can and understanding when you can’t. Be irreplaceable, undefeatable, incorrigible. Do all of the small things with grace, laughter and an unshakeable belief in what’s to come. Don’t you worry. Be a fearless authentic version of yourself. Life is fun, let it be.
Make choices that make people wonder if you’ve lost your mind. Don’t worry if you disappoint few people. Fly off the handle. Learn to be alone, but learn to be with others too. Smile when you’re sad, just to confuse those who are trying to bring you down. Be kind when you can. Be understanding when you can’t. Be irreplaceable, undefeatable, incorrigible.
Do all of the small things with grace, laughter and an unshakeable belief in what’s to come. Live a good life. You’re unique, electric, never-ceasing. You’ll be fine. LIFE IS FUN, LET IT BE.
You have to be fearless about pursuing your dreams. You have to be willing to leave your comfort zone to grow not only as a human being but to push your own boundaries. I encourage anyone chasing dreams to be fearless; go into emotional areas that aren’t always comfortable or comprehensible. Do something out of your comfort zone today. Sometimes the things that scare us help us grow.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Not my words.)
You’ll end up very disappointed if you grow up thinking everyone has the same heart as you do.
People in general are assholes one way or another. Choose your people wisely.
7 Things to Keep in Mind:
1. Go after dreams, not people. 2. Love yourself and the rest will follow. 3. Never lose your sense of wonder or your sense of humour. 4. You are capable of more than you know. 5. No regrets in life. Just lessons learned. 6. Your only limit is you. 7. Life goes by in a blink of an eye. So live life.
Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love.
Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes.
Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally HUMAN. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure. Also remember; committing the same mistake twice is not the sign of a healthy mind. Keep that in mind & keep moving forward. (Not my words).
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Stopping a mother from dropping her kid to school is the worst kinda crap you can slap on someone in the name of protecting environment. Sometimes people go bit too far with these environmental protection related protests. You aren’t allowed to deteriorate normal people’s life. Insulate Britain, protest in front of government officials or government offices where words can reach the right place.)
I am not a superhuman. I have walked the same life path as many others. Character, Truth, Consistent approach, Loyalty, Decency & Respect are way too expensive 2021. And this world is running on a discount sale right now, result is cheap people. Those who come at you will disappoint you one way or other, period.
Inconsistency was there. Disrespect was there. Misunderstandings were there. Inappropriate behaviour was there. Lies were there. Cheating was there. Unacceptable bullshits were playing catch catch. Heartbreak was there.
Good part is; all were there in past past past, my present has nothing but a beautiful life that people can only dream about. My lesson was: have EXPECTATIONS, but only from yourself. Always be the better person. And make your intentions pure. What and who you are is what will be remembered. Pain is inevitable and it will always exist. But if you focus on understanding what you are and what you are feeling, and why you are feeling it, you will overcome it.
The expectations we have often do not correspond with reality, we are disappointed every time this happens. We become disappointed when we expect to be treated as we treat others. When you start to realize that everyone is living at a different stage, thinking differently and making their choices, then you can only accept the fact that people do not share the same mind and heart. When you want to be happy you have to let go of that and start with yourself, be the person you can be proud of, be an example, show respect and understanding. Others may not change, but know that it is not up to you and be proud of how you are. You’ve got so much soul to be handled by someone who has never been passionate. EXPECTATION IS TO BE A BETTER HUMAN FIRST.