“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
How often do you feel overwhelmed? More importantly, what do you do when you start to feel overwhelmed with life, work, kids, marriage? I read a quote that resonated with me about a month ago, and I realized that it was one of the easiest things to focus on to free your mind.
“Just move forward recognizing that your goal is to get unstuck in life…Nothing more”
Let me tell you that those 14 words changed my ENTIRE perspective on how to approach life. I’ve gone through a lot in my 30 (almost 31) years on this earth, always feeling like my minds going a 1,000mph, but my feet are locked in cement.
It’s a hard concept to grasp, but finally admitting to myself that I truly needed guidance was the single best decision I’ve made. We can all get so wrapped up in our daily lives, and let things that make us happy take a complete back seat.
No matter how many ideas you have, no matter how great of a person you are, if you’re stuck in life and not doing anything to change your thought process to move forward, you will always remain stagnant and be the same person you are this very second, next year.
Now, imagine that for a second. Maybe you’re miserable financially right now trying to figure out how you’re going to fill your gas tank, pay rent, keep that smile on your face to keep showing to the world that “everything is okay.”
The thing is, it’s not okay to not admit when the world feels as though it’s crashing down on you. As bad as you may think you may have it, someone out there is going through a much worse situation. Be grateful for what you have, don’t focus on what you do not. Aspire for true internal happiness. Ask for help.
For me, I know I’m destined for great things in this world, because I’ve found a deeper realm that’s not a surface answer, but more of a deeper understanding that I’m not anywhere near where I want to be in life currently, but that’s okay, it’s the journey that excites me.
When you start to think that you’re swimming and lost, just reflect back on that quote of getting unstuck from life. At that point, nothing else matters in terms of your stress. When we’re overwhelmed, everything gets out of hand, we lose focus and a firm grasp on the positive elements of life, to open the door to a negative realm.
Not a place that anyone should get to, but when it does happen, know that you’re not alone in this journey, that if you remind yourself it’s part of the process and nothing truly will ever be “amazing” just good enough, than life as we know it will not only start to make more sense, but will better prepare us for something even greater.