3 Total Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 152)
“Jack, let’s just cut the crap and get down to brass tacks here.”
— Bruce Almighty
Growing up is somewhat like a story. They are many characters, different situations, and even more decisions. But the main thing about growing up is realizing you don’t have to just be a character. You aren’t at the whims of somebody else’s imagination. A large part of growing up is knowing you are the author, and therefore, you can turn the story whichever way you wish. If you can write your own story, you’re doing just fine.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You let go when necessary. The only thing harder than holding on is letting go. Some hurdles are little bit harder to cross and thus a simple adjustment of your viewpoint won’t cut it. You may not understand it or even get the closure you think you deserve. This is when you have to just let it go. Forgive. Turn away. Come to grips. Whatever it is. Learn to let go.
2. You have learned to cut the crap out of your life. There are just some things that are not beneficial and not helpful to you as a person. To get down the road faster, you’ve dropped the negative self-talk, given up the bad attitude, stopped the procrastination, ceased listening to the opinions of others, and have terminated the self-sabotage. Cutting the crap leaves more time and energy for what you really want to focus on.
3. You protect your time. If you had three million dollars all in cash hidden in the far corner of your closet, wouldn’t you check the corner frequently to make sure it is there? Sure, you would. The one thing we all have that is far more valuable than money is time. Yet we let selfish, talkative, lazy, egotistical, inconsiderate, problem-oriented people rob us every day. Treat your time like money — check it, respect it, and use it wisely.
“Know the value of time. Snatch, seize, and enjoy every minute of it.”
— Lord Chesterfield