When there is a deep need for U to change your way of life,
U will find that U are being presented new opportunities to change.
One of the common desires U may be experiencing in your life can be summed up as a well-known saying – “I want to thrive, not just survive.” This saying is often interpreted as enjoying life as opposed to simply existing.
Unfortunately, U might miss these opportunities due to being restricted by your own negative mindsets and self-imposed limitations. Negative mindsets and setting limitations upon yourself limit your ability and desire to seek change.
I am going to explore this a bit, in hopes of helping U overcome self-imposed limitations and negative thinking.
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
The most important thing for U to understand when U want to transition from a life where U are merely existing, to a life that U truly enjoy is the idea of honesty and self-reflection. U cannot begin to think about enjoying your life if U don’t first learn to understand yourself deeply. What does this mean? It means U must understand your needs and desires at a very fundamental level. Once you have a clear idea of your needs, U will be able to focus your life and mind in a way that work towards your desired goals and attainments.
On the other hand, if U ONLY focus on your desires and look at your needs, U may go about causing more harm in hopes of going after what U want. This self-inflicted harm will leave U feeling worse even if U do somehow manage to attain your desires. When U focus upon your needs first, U ensure that all the fundamental requirements for your life are met. This gives U a stable foundation to build upon, whereby U can then set about developing yourself in a way that leads U towards your desires.
Stable Terrain Versus Rocky Terrain
It doesn’t matter what kind of foundation U build for yourself, if it is built on an unstable terrain it will eventually come crashing down U. Ensuring that your essential foundation is safe and secure means U will be able to build upon it in a way that allows U to experiment and make necessary changes as U move forward.
When U have built a way of life that takes care of your essential needs, this can be considered a stable foundation. Once U have this in place, your desires can then be sought after. Your desires sit on top of your needs, and so you can remove them at any point and simply return to the stable foundation.
If you approach this problem from the other way around though, you are going to find great difficulty at every turn, because the energy you put into your desires will not be giving you the things that you really need.
You absolutely must consider your needs, making them your number one priority. Work to attain these first, and once they have been attained then set out to achieve your added desires. This will allow you to enjoy your life more because U will have a concrete knowledge that no matter what happens while U are chasing your dreams, whether U succeed or fail, your essential needs are always met. From here, U are free to explore, dream and grow and U will never be really concerned if things don’t go as planned because your foundation is solid.
This is the key to enjoying your life, to thriving, as opposed to simply existing or surviving.
“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” – Maya Angelou
“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” – Jamais Cascio
“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.” – Barbara Bush