First, make sure to eat crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. Second, do not pin your emotions on an external source.
A few months ago, I received a letter from a publisher.
It began: “Dear Author,”
That didn’t feel very good.
Why did I send a letter to the publisher? Because I wanted to put a book together.
Why did I want to put a book together? Because I love to write.
Why can’t I write without a publisher?
I am living the ideal version of my life this very second.
- I get to write this post to you.
- I get to spend time outdoors.
- I get to drink coffee out of my favorite mug. It has the Muppets on it
- I get to wake up next to the love of my life every single day. Neither of us makes the other one happy, but our lives are happier because the other is in it.
What do you get to do every day? Nobody else on this planet can make you happy and successful. You make you happy and successful.
“As a man thinketh, so is he.”
I believe I am happy. I feel successful. Therefore, I am both of those things. The reason I feel that way is not based on my life’s potential, but of its present. No additional fame or money required.
Whatever else happens is icing on the cake.
If you liked this, see also:
- My answer to: “What Are Your Top 3 Most Important Life Goals?”
- How to *Not* Waste Your Life
- The Reason You Feel Motivated at Night But Lose it By Morning
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