Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny”
This quote I’m sure many of you have read some variation of it. What I take from it, is that however much effort I put into my intentions, I shall receive the same upon my situation.
Whenever I start to get depressed, I just get off my behind and start doing something, moments later I forget what I am depressed about.
So what I learn from this is that whenever I start to feel helpless its because in that moment I am what I think I am. But if I start doing something with intention behind it, I find that I have a purpose, which makes me feel better.
There is no try, only doing.
If you ever wanted to get somewhere in life, you can’t just think about it. Eventually you’ll have to take some sort of action. Whatever the action may be, it’s a start (a try). And actually “trying” is really doing something that is progressive. It is learning that leads to development.
There is no such thing as failure.
At least failure has gotten you closer than if you hadn’t done anything at all, so continue “doing” until it is done.
It’s time to stop beating yourself up, do something, and it doesn’t matter what it is. If it leads you from point A to point B then you have made progress. Even if that progress came from the intention of having relaxation. Well there you go, you have succeeded at getting some rest. It’s not being lazy! Its intent was to receive some much needed rest. Laugh a little bit. Just catch yourself if you start feeling miserable. Then its time to get up and do something.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Forgive yourself, you’re a great person with good intentions. Learn to laugh at yourself every once in a while too.
Have an excellent day/afternoon/night!