Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The World Doesn't Owe You Anything

Sorry about the no show post last week! I had a lot going on. But I'm back this week...

This world doesn’t owe you anything.

You have to work hard in order to reap the rewards.

You can find rewards in anything if you look hard enough.

Be it a simple, natural reward such as the sun rising, it is still strong.

The world has been here a lot longer than you have.

It doesn’t owe you something just because.

In this day and age there are blurred lines between thinking you are owed something and working towards it.

If you put the work in to back up yourself you are more likely to succeed.

If you leave it all to chance, chances are you’ll lose out in the end.

I was inspired to write this by a piece I read in a book where it said that the particular character believed he was owed something by the world.

Now that may have been a tiny almost insignificant bit in the book but it is not a good attitude to have.

Even if you've been through hell, or are going through hell, the world doesn't owe you a lighter life.

You've just got to learn to appreciate those moments when they come.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A Key Principle To Remember

You can’t climb a mountain in a day. That might be taking what we do naturally as human beings to extremities but even so; the principle still stands. So don’t get pre-occupied if something doesn’t work out according to plan or there’s something you feel you have to do when your mind should be elsewhere.

This is an important principle to remember. Because while it may be in our dreams to scale a mountain or not even crossed our radar as a possibility or want in life, it’s telling you that some things in life take time to accomplish. You get closer every day to what you want to achieve in life. Don’t worry, even baby steps is still moving. Just as long as you’re going forward.

Also remembering something like this, can help you put your life into perspective. Something you see as huge may be a pinprick in the ocean in the scheme of things. It is important if it matters to you right at this moment, but honestly will it matter in a week, month, year?

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Start In Small Steps

Start a new trend. Smile at strangers. For absolutely no reason other than you want to share your happiness. Because something has gone right today. You've woken up. It can be that small a victory but celebrate it. Make sure you do.

If you see a stranger wearing something nice or they smile at you, make sure you return the smile or compliment them in some way. It’ll be your good deed for the day and you never do know what goes into making a memory for them. And you’ll make their day a little brighter too. It’s win-win-win!

I talk about ‘big’ things because most of the time it’s the ‘small’ things that you do that make the biggest difference. And I love helping people to see that. It doesn’t take much. By making someone else happy you make yourself happy. Your job today is to make someone else smile.

Try not to find anything wrong today. It is the way it is for some reason, even one that may appear so unclear right now. When you find yourself complaining (we all do it) just remind yourself of reasons to smile. Is it a sunny day? Is there a bird singing? Remind yourself that there are many reasons to be happy and positive in this life. And the reasons that I have outlined are just two of the amazing things that might happen in nature. I’m sure there are many others which can be shared below. Thank you for reading.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Getting Lost In A Moment

I know how in situations you can get lost or carried away like it’s the only thing that matters.

And it is the only thing that matters in that moment of time.

It is useful in these moments to remember to have a sense of perspective.

If this went wrong, would it be so bad?

Would you know any different if it went right?

No you wouldn’t, because that wouldn’t be the reality you’re faced with.

And you wouldn’t be facing whatever challenges you are, which are helping you to grow or perhaps go down a route you never thought of.

Life is a learning process.

We are learning every day, even when we don’t think so.

We learn on the job.

There are no rehearsals for life, we have to make it up on the spot.

You can plan things but everyone is living day to day without a script.

Remember that what you say can never be taken back, so be careful with your words. Y

ou can think it, imagine it but think before it leaves your mouth. Is this something that’ll hurt somebody?

You can apologise a million times for something you have said out of turn but because we never know when others are making memories or how they will remember you, always try to think before you speak.

Steph

XxX