Tell Yourself a Different Story
We have heard the same lie throughout life that the definition of success and value is the nice car, six-pack abs, and the biggest house on the block. These things do not make up success, they can be, but don't have to be. Hugh Macleod’s book, Ignore Everybody said that “Everyone has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this Earth to climb." No matter who you are and what you do, your story and your success are defined by what you do with the life you have today. You cannot run your race by wearing someone else’s' shoes. On National Simplicity Day, we want to challenge you and others to begin to renew their minds.
What you repeat and rehearse you become. If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation. This goes for what you say to others and what you say to yourself. It’s that simple. Ask yourself why you are doing the things you do? If you can’t think of a significant reason, chances are, you may need to change some things. Renewing your mind is key to true mental health. Take time to be present in your story, not someone else's', and answer the question, where do I want to go, with honesty, and with what you value success to be.
Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’. - Lao Tzu