You are enough, it’s important that we start with that
Just the way you are
There will be times in your life when you think you’re not.
Other people will do things that cause you to feel that way.
And the only way to ever get it nailed is to be enough for yourself
Because no one can tell you that you’re not good enough, when you 100% believe that you are
You are enough
And it’s possible to be enough, whilst still trying to be more.
Most people fail because they say I’ll be happy when
When I have more money
When I have a better job
When I find my soul mate
They place happiness into the future, and the future is always just out of reach
Choose to be happy now
It won’t stop you from having ambition
It will make your steps more sure as you strive towards your goals
A positive mindset will take you further than any qualification, skill or ability
Because a negative mindset dampens everything the person has
But a positive one will unleash the power of even the smallest of abilities
Be nice to people
It’s always the right thing to do, but also learn when to be firm – that’s something I’m still coming to grips with!
Good manors, a smile and a happy hello can brighten up any room
You can be the reason someone smiles today
You can be the reason someone gets through today
As life moves on society will tell you that you have more difficulties
These are easy to find if you look for them
Instead, look for the moments of joy, the rainbows in the rain, the silver lining to every cloud
It’s easy to lose, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible to win
Winning brings so much satisfaction not because of the destination, but the work you put in to get there
This is true of life, learn to love the journey
We only get a few destinations in life, but the journey is the part that fills every day
You need to work hard, but if you love the process then it doesn’t have to be hard work
Practice the things you want to be better at, there’s no such thing as an overnight success and every champion was once a beginner.
Motivation will come and go, build strong habits and be dedicated and you will turn up even when it doesn’t.
It’s OK to change your mind
To change your beliefs
To change direction
The journey evolves, and you need to evolve with it.
Give more than you take
Listen more than you talk
Understand that not everyone will have the same map of the world as you and accept that this is OK
Be humble both in victory and defeat
Understand that failure is not the opposite of success
But part of it
At the end of the day it all comes down to balance
And only you can know what that means for you
Balance between work and family
Between health and indulgence
Between wanting more and being content with what you have
You need to find where this lies for you
Because when all is said and done you will regret the things you didn’t do enough of
So know what they are early and do them often
Bring your attention to the moment
And live each day as close to your values as you can manage
One final note
You will always have more control over your internal environment than the outside world
Put yourself first some time and work that out
Because if you take care of your own needs first you will be better equipped to take care of everything else
Sometimes being selfish is the most selfless thing you can do.
You got this