Change is natural

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.

–Tony Robbins

Change is natural. It’s neither bad nor good.

Some people live with a fear of change.  This fear doesn’t serve them. It’s better to understand the change that is happening and finds ways to embrace it so that progress can be made. Progress is how we live a good life.

There is always change. Progress is less certain. But you get to choose.

The only opinion that matters

You are what you love, not what loves you.

—Charlie Kaufman

How much attention do you pay to the good opinion of others?

Next time you’re having a battle in your head, find a way to disrupt the conflict and let it go. You’ll find it tries to reignite inside your mind. Stop. And let it go, again.

This might take a while.

If you persist, the voices of other people will start to fade. You’ll start to hear your real voice come through. That’s the only voice you should listen to. Listen more intently. Heed its wisdom.

Listen more often to your own thoughts. Let go of the words of people who have been influencing you over the years. They mean well, but you have to have full agency over your thoughts and your path. The only way this happens is when you realize that your opinion of yourself is the only one that really matters.

Today is the only day we have

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day is an opportunity to be the best version of yourself.

We can never know whether today will yield everything we’d like. But it is the only day we have, so we must make if it what we can.

The days before it are done. The opportunity is gone.

Tomorrow will bring another chance to improve. But that doesn’t matter. Because, right now, today is the only day you can influence.

Yes, you should have a plan for the future, but today is the only chance you have to get closer to that future.

Think about it. Where you are today is a direct result of every decision you have made throughout your life. Every single decision.

The thing is, when you were making those decisions, you probably couldn’t see where you’d end up. But you made the best decision you could each day. And here you are now.

The hack is to live with an intent for a good life. Then to make every effort to be present every day so that you can make good decisions along the way.