Do we realize how much time we had been wasting every day on things
that weren’t important, which prevented us from spending quality time with
each other. Ask yourself: ―What do I need to stop wasting time on?‖ Here
are some things to consider, that I’ve been examining in my own life:
1.Distractions that keep you from special moments
with special people.
Pay attention to the little things, because when you really miss someone
you miss the little things the most, like just laughing together. Go for long
walks. Indulge in great conversations. Count your mutual blessings. Let go
for a little while and just BE together.
2. Compulsive busyness.
Schedule time every day to not be busy. Have dedicated downtime –
clear points in the day to reflect, rest, and recharge. Don’t fool
yourself; you’re not so busy that you can’t afford a few minutes of
3. Negative thinking about your current situation.
Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk
about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just
because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great
success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there.
4. The needless drama around you.
Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around
you. Focus on the positives, and soon the negatives will
be harder to see.
5. The desire for everything you don’t have.
No, you won’t always get exactly what you want, but remember this: There
are lots of people who will never have what you have right now. The things
you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Happiness never comes
to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.
6. Comparing yourself to everyone else.
Social comparison is the thief of happiness. You could
spend a lifetime worrying about what others have, but
it wouldn’t get you anything.
7. Thinking about who you were or what you had in the past.
You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month
ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences
don’t stop. That’s life.
8. Worrying about the mistakes you’ve made.
It’s OK if you mess up; that’s how you get wiser. Give yourself a
break. Don’t give up. Great things take time, and you’re getting there. Let
your mistakes be your motivation, not your excuses. Decide right now
that negative experiences from your past won’t predict your future.
9. Worrying about what everyone thinks and says about you.
Don’t take things too personally, even if it seems personal. Rarely do
people do things because of you; they do things because of them. You
honestly can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All
you can do is change how you react and who you choose to be around.
Your life will improve only when you take small chances. And
the first and most difficult chance you can take is to be
honest with yourself.
11. A life path that doesn’t feel right.
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. When you truly believe in what you’re
doing, it shows, and it pays. Success in life is for those who are excited
about where they are going. It’s about walking comfortably in your own
shoes, in the direction of YOUR dreams.
12. Everyone else’s definition of success and happiness.
You simply can’t base your idea of success and happiness on other
people’s opinions and expectations. Build your own definition of
success. You can’t find peace by waiting or avoiding things. Deal with
problems directly before they deal with your success & happiness.
13. Those who insist on using and manipulating you.
What you allow is what will continue. Give as much as you can, but don’t
allow yourself to be used. Listen to others closely, but don’t lose your own
voice in the process. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those
who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.
14. Trying to impress everyone.
One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like
everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s perfectly OK. No
matter how you live, someone will be disappointed. So just live your truth
and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is disappointed in the end.
15. All the fears holding you back.
Fear is a feeling, not a fact. The best way to gain strength and selfconfidence is to do what you’re afraid to do. Dare to change and grow. In
the end, there is only one thing that makes a dream completely impossible
to achieve: Lack of action based on the fear of failure.
16. Doubting and second-guessing yourself.
When in doubt just take the next small step. Sometimes the smallest
step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Open your mind before you open your mouth. Don’t hate what you don’t
know. The mind is like a parachute; it doesn’t work when it’s closed.
17. People who continuously dump on your dreams.
It’s better to be lonely than allow negative people and their opinions
derail you from your destiny. Don’t let others crush your dreams. Do
just once what they say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention
to their negativity again.
18. Thinking the perfect time will come.
You can’t always wait for the perfect moment. Sometimes you must dare to
do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been. You can’t
change what you refuse to confront. You can’t find peace by avoiding
things. Deal with problems directly before they deal with your happiness.
Remember, you don’t forgive people because you’re weak. You forgive them
because you’re strong enough to know that people make mistakes. Be
tolerant of people’s mistakes and oversights. Sometimes good people make
bad choices. It doesn’t mean they’re bad; it simply means they are human.
20. Every point in time other than right now.
Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress too much about
the future, it hasn’t arrived. Leave the unchangeable past
behind you as you give yourself to the present moment. Do your
best to live NOW and make this moment worth living.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of
other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions
drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the
courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already
know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Thank You Very Much
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