Sunday, October 13, 2013

Appreciate

Have you ever wondered what life principals underlie every step of your way? How can one person have a family at 20 years old, and another person be single until their 30s? How can one person get a promotion within the first year of working for a company and another have to wait for years to get a raise? How can one person know from their very childhood what their strengths are and pursue their hobby or career from the start and another take years to figure out what they enjoy and are good at? The truth is - everything in our lives has to be deserved. Sounds kind of scary and burdening, right? But it's not! It does not mean we have to work ourselves to the point of exhaustion, stop sleeping and eating if we want to get a "point" towards our dreams; on the contrary, all we have to do is put ourselves together, accept our current state, be grateful for what we have, and do something small towards (1) achieving out goals (for those who know their goals); (2) figuring out what their goals are; (3) just being a better person by becoming kinder to ourselves and to people around us. We have always been taught to get out of out comfort zone to learn something new and become a more well-rounded person. Well maybe it's time to get IN our comfort zone? Maybe it's time to do what we like, because when we do find that place in life – the place where we feel great and there is no personal growth anymore but more of just dealing with a routine – getting out of that comfort zone becomes meaningful. However, not have found that place and trying to get out it (not even having been there yet) is simply pushing our limits for no reason.

I guess what I’m trying to say in this mind-boggling post is that the bottom line for achieving something in our lives is this: We need to put our lives together before we can move on to the next stage of the journey. The search for ‘bigger and better’ is great, but don’t let it govern your life before you can appreciate what you already have. Do that and THEN you’ll see the changes.

{taking selfies after enjoying breakfast at Hu Kitchen, NYC}






Sweater: via Strawberry;  Jeans: NY & Company;  Shoes: Nine West;  Bag: via TJ Maxx

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