There are so many things that I want to do. I want to do yoga. I want to get in better shape. I want to play the violin. I want a super well-trained dog. I want to repaint my bedroom. But I don’t do any of these things. Why is that? I am not committed enough. It is not that I can’t do these things. It is that I am not committed enough to do any of them. If I put my commitment, effort and time behind any one of these - or even all of these - I am positive that I’d be able to do it.
So many of us say that we want less stress. We just want to feel better. We want to care for ourselves more. We want to enjoy the little things more. We want to be less angry and more loving. Pretty much, we each want to make our life better.
It is not that we are unable to do these things. It is just that we are not committed enough. Leaving my violin on the shelf is not going to help me play the violin. Letting yourself be stressed, frustrated and depressed is not going to make your life better. If I want to play the violin enough, if I get committed enough, I’m going to have to pick it up and do it. If you want your life to be better, you’ll have to grab life by the horns and make it better.
I want to be less angry. Then be less angry.
I want to be more happy. Then smile more and be more appreciative.
I want life to be more meaningful. Then put some meaning in o it.
I want to be more loving. Then love more.
Wanting something to change isn’t enough. You have to commit and change it.
Here’s to conquering Stress,
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