“How do you want to feel?” is the question we should be asking ourselves instead of “What do you want to accomplish?”
As I grow older, my goal has always been to be a happy person. To be a happy person, one must choose a positive attitude more often than not.
I say more often than not because positivity doesn’t mean that we don’t experience bouts of anger or sadness. It also doesn’t mean that we’re positive people 24/7.
There’s a quote I read a while back from Desirée B. Silvage’s blog LITERARY TRUCE :
The art of aging is the art of keeping some hope.
As I grow older, I’ve come to understand that I must work hard to protect the part of me that is hopeful because there will always be things that try to take our hope away.
Positivity comes down to the way we choose to perceive life. Positivity always comes down to one choice. May we continue to choose that which keeps our hope alive.
Changing your life for better requires tons of patience, effort, and a completely different mindset. Often, we complicate life, by coming up with all of the reasons for why something isn’t possible. Instead, focus your energy on how you can create change even if it’s little by little.
Have a humble attitude.
Make a little bit of fun of yourself, of your mistakes. If you don’t get things right, there’s room for growth. And growth is where the magic happens. In fact, I’d argue that growth is one of the most beautiful things you can experience & witness.
We often leave change for future. Start with the change you can make now in this present moment. This present moment is that powerful. Even if change means starting on a Thursday or at 3 p.m.
Learn from your experiences or from other people. They say everyone is a mirror who reflects to us the qualities we can have if only we set our minds to feel the way we want to feel and be who we want to be.
Have an open attitude.
Remember that saying, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain? Say yes to something you’d never said yes to before. When change is thrown upon you, welcome it with open arms.
Set time aside each day for one of your goals. Change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s the little things that make a difference.
It’s the simple things that make a major difference. From a change in attitude to a simple choice.
What change are you putting off? What’s one simple thing you can do today that will make positive difference in your life?
Since self improvement doesn’t have an end, there’ll always be a thing or two that you can do to improve yourself. Don’t fall into the self-improvement trap. If you do, you start believing that you’re not worthy or beautiful until you change.
You’re worthy and beautiful right at this moment despite your current imperfections.
When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you stop judging yourself for all the “negative” things that make you you. The “negative things” are things like your impatience, your horrible listening skills, or your low self confidence.
When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you learn to be gentle and patient with yourself as you transform into the type of person that you’ve always wanted to be.
When you accept yourself completely as you are in this moment, you see beauty and worth in everyone despite their current imperfections.
“Never be afraid” photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash