“What if we all looked the way we wanted? Our ideal weight became reality. Our worries about money washed away. Your love life became exactly the way you pictured it. Do you think we’d all be happier? Or would we just find new things to hate?”
I saw this quote a few days ago and it has been on my mind ever since. The minute I read it I knew it would be my next blog post. And here it is!
We all go through difficulties in our life; struggles and troubles and hardships. Things are not always perfect, in all honesty things are almost never perfect. But that doesn’t mean that what you have now and in this moment is bad or isn’t good enough. The truth is, you have to focus on what you do have rather than what you don’t. Could things always be better? Yes. But they could also be worse. And that doesn’t mean that what you’re going through isn’t hard (that’s a whole other blog post in itself) but you have to learn to let the good over ride the bad. You have to celebrate the little victories in life, the small achievements. You have to find joy in the ordinary and celebrate each day. Instead of being unhappy with your weight, be excited that you have the opportunity at any time to make a change! You have the strength and ability to go out there and move, sweat, and push yourself! Instead of constantly worrying about money, use that as motivation to go out there and work your ass off everyday! And don’t stop until you get to where you want to be. I really like the question this quote presents; “do you think we’d be happier? Or would be just find new things to hate?” And I think that if we had everything in our life the way we THINK we’d want it, we still wouldn’t be content. Because being content does not start with how you look or how much you make or whether your love life is good or not. It starts from within. There are people who have next to nothing in material value but are the happiest people on the planet and there are people who have everything anybody could ever want but go to bed miserable. It’s okay to always be striving for more, but also appreciate where you’re at. Perspective is everything. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side… it’s greener where you water it.
So ask yourself, would you be happier? Or would you find new things to hate?