3 Small Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 140)
“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”
— Jonathan Lockwood Huie
How many things are you able to do that you wouldn’t be able to do unless you were in the place you are in right now? If you can answer that question, you are doing better than you think. Maybe it is time for you to show appreciation for your gifts, talents, strengths, and abilities by using them to make a difference right where you are.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You don’t hold grudges. Holding a grudge against someone is like holding a knife to your own heart. Eventually, you die. Learning to let things go and forgive even if it is not asked for will save you years given over to bitterness and resentment. When you refuse to hold a grudge, you take control of the situation that may have very well hurt you, and give your life permission to move on.
2. You learn from mistakes. Mistakes are lessons in disguise. If you can learn from difficult experiences instead of dwelling on them, you are doing just fine in life. Mistakes are very powerful to the extent that we let them grow us and make us better people. Knowing what not to do is only half the story. Discovering what to do is an important part of owning our lives, taking responsibility for our journey, and achieving success.
3. You create opportunities. Some people wait for opportunity to knock at their door. Other people get up and create opportunity for themselves. You know you are doing just fine in life when you believe in your ability, talent, and skill set so much that you are consciously using it to better yourself and make a difference. If you create opportunities and make things happen, you are farther along in life’s journey than most people.
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
— Bruce Lee