I'm not declaring you shouldn't be fearful of people, things, situations, or circumstances. That fear may be rationalized by hard evidence to support such an emotional response. Fear is present to protect you from that particular person, thing, or situation. I'm referring to fear that cannot be rationalized by hard evidence; unjustified fear based on irrational logic.
Those diplomas or impressive GPAs don't mean SHIT in the game of life. They are significant achievements, so be proud of them. Take considerable pride in the lessons or intangible assets you acquire during the journey; these are priceless. Pursue your goals without limitations. Be open-minded and embrace the lessons learned during the journey. Those lessons are invaluable. Those lessons will take you farther in life than any piece of paper mounted on your wall.
Every day on this planet is an opportunity to enjoy life. Each day is an opportunity you will never, ever get back. I'll do it tomorrow turns into I'll do it next week. I'll do it next week turns into I'll do it next month and so on. You are not guaranteed the rest of the day, much less hoping for tomorrow, next month, or next year.
All kids want is for YOU to spend time with them. Get out there and have an epic sword fight or Nerf gun war with all YOUR kids. Live in the moment; live each day like a kid without a care.
Clear safe paths are comforting; the reason why most of us stay on them. Sometimes, we just need to take a risk and venture into those unknown, scary paths; something remarkable could be waiting on the other side.
Obstacles are true seeds of transformation. The type or direction of change depends on your reaction to those obstacles. You can spin the situation positively or negatively depending on your response. We can't stop the negative from crossing our paths. In fact, it is just part of life.
We, humans, get so caught up in the actual achievement that we overlook the journey. Enjoy the journey, that is where the lessons are revealed and, if aware, learned. Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons; they are acquired through adversity, not while standing on the summit or top of the staircase.
You are unhappy because YOUR circumstances do not meet YOUR expectations. You have more control over your circumstances than you think.
We get so caught up in other aspects of our lives we forget about or push aside those things we absolutely love to do. I'm just too tired is the common excuse given when the thought of those activities comes to mind. If you were on your death bed and were guaranteed one week to do whatever you wanted to do...What would YOU do?