3 Full Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 149)
“A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.”
— Smiley Blanton
Sometimes, we only understand things after we destroy them. This goes for events, situations, people, relationships, and even ourselves. It is only in the process of getting in the kitchen, putting our hands in the dirty dish water, and cleaning everything up that we really discover the difference one decision, one choice, one embrace of an opportunity can really make.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You are interested enough in something to explore it. It doesn’t matter what it is. If it’s learning about the Stoics, finding out how to hack your way to better grades, or discovering why society is intrigued by sports, the important thing is that you’re curious. Curiosity is the first step to exploration. Find something that interests you enough to go out and learn more about it.
2. You have been through some amount of difficulty. You are able to look at present challenges and compare them to past difficulties, not to whine about them but to remind yourself how you got through them. You reassure yourself that your experiences are not unique. Life did not get easier; you’ve grown and gotten tougher. You can handle it.
3. You focus instead of compare. You don’t even know how much more people have or how much better people have it until you start comparing what you have to them. Comparison is a killjoy to a well-lived life. Stop it. Instead of comparing yourself to others, take time to focus on improving and becoming better.
“If you really want to succeed, you’ll have to go for it every day like I do. The big time isn’t for slackers. Keep up your mental stamina and remain curious. I think that bored people are unintelligent people.”
— Donald Trump