“I gotta figure things out” vs… I am doing it because I figured some shit out.
“I would love to share it with you but now is not the time. When the time is right I will let you know.”
It’s in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It’s not in happiness. It’s not in impulsive pleasure. – Jordan Peterson
“Trying to Figure It Out”
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation — some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. – Taken from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Fourth Edition Page 417
Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is inversely proportional to my expectations. The higher my expectations of other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” try to move in, and they too can force my serenity level down. I have to discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by asking myself, How important is it, really? How important is it compared to my serenity, my emotional sobriety? And when I place more value on my serenity and sobriety than on anything else, I can maintain them at a higher level—at least for the time being. Page 420
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” Rikki Rogers
Make friends with that feeling
Learn to surf
Love. Grateful. Never Complain
Being stuck is reasonable – Seth Godin
This might not work – Seth Godin
The Paradox of Progress – Mark Manson
The Storm Before The Calm – marthabeck.com
“Real happiness, comes from a continuous effort to become the best possible version of yourself.” – Aristotle
“Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth” p93 in the TWELVE TRADITIONS AND TWELVE STEPS of alcoholics anonymous
Unlearning – Sivers
What to do if you are in a dark night of the soul (1, 2, 3)
“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present, and may not ever exist. That is near insanity! Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real but fear is a choice.” – Will Smith, After Earth
Life is a struggle for many and a puzzle for most
“Is this the most daring vision of your work?” – Seth Godin
- The size of greatness inside of you is measure by the challenges you overcome.
- If you have problems with a co-worker for example, what lesson is that unpleasant colleague here to teach me? To learn patience or new communication skills?
- Difficult situations are like flags indicating where your soul’s work lies.
2 Essential Things To Do Every Day While You’re Pushing Through Challenging Times