“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~Lau Tzu
Sometimes – or actually a lot of times- we tend to romanticize a different life than what we have. Or we compare ourselves to others and what others have. Through experience I’ve learned that no matter which side of the grass you’re on, it won’t get green unless you water it yourself. If you want something bad enough you will do whatever you can to make it happen otherwise you’ll just make an excuse. This applies to every aspect of life, whether its fitness goals, career goals or life goals. When you want something you’ll do whatever it takes to get it and if you don’t, then you don’t want it badly enough. Nothing in life comes for free or without work or effort. Typically the things that mean the most are the hardest to achieve, but are also the most rewarding in the end. Forgive me for sounding like a preacher and trust me I need to practice what I preach because I, too, get caught up in the “grass is greener” effect, but when I look at what is important to me and my life and see how blessed I truly am, I get over it!
No one has it easy and even when it looks as if they do, they don’t. So, stop comparing yourselves to others and start holding yourselves accountable for your own life and strive to make it a great one! That is my motivational speech for the day. Remember to drink that H20 for thirsty Thursday!!! ;)
More words of wisdom:
“When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.” ~Unknown