All posts tagged: happiness

Rules to live by

My birthday is in a couple of days and it got me thinking – I started thinking about my life, and how much it has changed, how fluid it has been and how much I have changed along with it. I feel like I have learned so much, particularly in the last few years when in essence, one life collapsed and another evolved. So, here are my new rules for life: Don’t live by rules! There isn’t only one right way to do things. Be open-minded, willing to try new things, see the flaws in what you are accustomed to and open to contemplate ideas that are contradictory to your own. It’s a pretty amazing world out there, but you’ll miss it all together if you stay in your box. Laugh. A lot. Choose happiness. Yes, it’s a choice. Enjoy life. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the journey. So much time can be wasted thinking about the past, or trying to plan the future, or worse -worrying about the future – that the time passes and …

Take risks

The Irony of Success

Life is about taking risks. Anything worth anything costs something – and often not money. In order to love, you need to make yourself vulnerable to being hurt. In order to succeed, you need to put yourself out there to potentially fail. In order to succeed at anything, you must first be a beginner. In order to grow, you must acknowledge your weaknesses. These things can be hard to do. Nobody wants to be hurt – but we all want love. Nobody wants to fail – but we want to succeed. Nobody enjoys the awkward phase of being a beginner, and let’s face it – it isn’t easy to acknowledge that we are wrong, flawed, imperfect beings. It’s scary. People might reject us. But guess what? That is inevitable. If you follow your dreams, take risks, make yourself vulnerable… OR if you stay safe and live the way everybody expects you to – you are not going to please everybody all the time. Even if you never take a risk in your life, you will …