A healthy attitude vs blind optimism

There’s a huge difference between having a healthy attitude and being blindly optimistic.

A healthy attitude allows a person to weather storms. Blind optimism often leaves people unprepared for when the weather turns & unable to deal with it effectively when it does.

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A healthy attitude vs blind optimism

If you find yourself with free time…

Yes, times are tough. But it’s also a time full of amazing opportunities.

If you find yourself with “free time”, NOW is the time to take advantage of it.

Don’t waste it doing things you could easily do ANY time.

Connect. Write. Make music. Create art. Pursue something you rarely get time to do.

Do something worth remembering that you will thank yourself for.

If you find yourself with free time...

These may not be beautiful times, but you can still do & make beautiful things despite them.

Write. Make music. Create art. Work on a skill.
Channel your love & passion.

Whatever it is, let your heart & creativity speak through what you produce.

If you find yourself with free time...

The ocean has receded

A tsunami survivor is on the beach. They see the ocean recede into the distance and realize what it means.

So they start alerting people to what’s coming. But rather than listen, the people ask their friends what the water receding could mean. And their friends give them all kinds of answers. And many of them are reassuring.

“It’s a hoax.” “We haven’t had a tsunami for 100 years.” “I’m sure it will be fine.”

So they do very little when they could be doing a lot.

And then the tsunami comes.

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The ocean has receded

Is it the day or is it your attitude?

Happiness is not a choice — but whether you let something ruin your day is.

How you respond to life experiences and the attitude you harbor while doings so is entirely within your control.

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A challenger appears

Some people are going to help you. And some people are going to challenge you. And those people are helping you, too.

Whether — and how much — you grow from life experience and whether you allow them to hold you back or instead, you use them to push forward is largely up to you.

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A challenger appears

Work to be proud, not popular

Too many people spend too much time trying to be popular — or trying to produce popular things — an not enough time doing things that they’ll be proud of no matter the outcome is.

Being truly proud of your work and what you accomplish is rewarding regardless of its popularity.

Consistently doing — and seeking out things you can do that you’ll be proud of, no matter how things turn out — can be tremendously rewarding and will often increase one’s sense of self-worth and feelings about their life.

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Work to be proud, not popular

Work to be proud, not popular