Friday’s Grateful Goodness
Friday’s Five Grateful Goodness Links of the Week
The most important thing is that you start moving. That you start building momentum forward so that you can take more small and perhaps slow steps forward.
Doing things this way will not only build momentum but also self-confidence and expand you comfort zone. And all of this will make it a lot easier to take a bit bigger steps later on too if you’d like.
“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.” | Gilda Radner
Many of us go through our entire lives as total strangers to ourselves, simply because we never pause long enough for moments of self-inquiry. We are so busy seeking answers to other people’s problems that we forget to ask questions for our own wellbeing. Obviously, this isn’t wise.
Wisdom, after all, is not about knowing all the answers every minute; it’s about asking the right questions. In the long run, the simple questions you ask yourself on a regular basis will determine the type of person you become.
At the very least, you need to set aside some dedicated “me time” at the end of each week – a personal timeout for self-reflection and self-inquiry – to ask yourself questions like these:
Some stuff is important, and there’s nothing wrong with buying what you need.
But it’s about priorities and the price you might pay for stuff that doesn’t support your goals and dreams. Think about it.
Are you working toward your goals and the things that truly matter to you?
Or are you down the rabbit hole?
The root cause of frustration, irritation, anger, sadness is an inflexible mind — one that wants to hold onto the way we wish things were, the ideas we’re comfortable with. When things don’t go this way, we are then frustrated, angry, sad.
So developing a flexible mind is a way to be open to anything, happy with change, prepared for any situation. Think about it: if there’s a major disruption in your life, it’s only a bad thing because you’re holding onto the way you wish things could be, what you’re comfortable with. If you let go of that wish, the change isn’t bad. It’s just different, and in fact it could be good if you embrace it and see the opportunity.
It’s about developing the ability to cope with change, to be flexible, to simplify.