Life and You; A Lesson to Learn

Shawn Nelson

Most of us are always on our guard against contagious diseases of the body, but we are exasperatingly careless when it comes to the even more dangerous, collective diseases of the mind.

Sometimes the relationship you need to rescue the most, is the one you have with yourself.  Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.

What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but rather their lack of faith in themselves.  You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.  It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves, every minute, every hour, of every day.  Unconsciously, we tell a story of who we are.  That story makes you what you are.  We build ourselves up, or tear ourselves down, with that story every day.

Life is a process of becoming.  It is a combination of all of the “states” we’ve been in.  A state of elation, a state of joy, a state of denial, a state of depression, etc.  Where people fail, is becoming too comfortable in the good states that they quit trying to reach out for new goals and they, in essence, die on the vine because of inactivity. 

It’s surprising how many people go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings towards other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves.  If you’re not comfortable with yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.

You are as amazing as you let yourself be.  Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”.

Never sacrifice who you could be in the future for who you think you are right now.  Identity isn’t found, it’s made.  It is never too late to be what you might have been. 

Now get up and get started. Life, unlike your TV, has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.

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