"There is much value in the way you've always done things. Consider improving on that value.
Often a difficult and critical challenge will come along to force you out of your established routine. Take the opportunity to rise to that challenge.
Certainly there are benefits to the way you've always done things. And just as certainly there are ways to improve.
Take a look at the things that frustrate you, at the things you struggle with, at the things you resent and regret, and be thankful for them. Then find a way to sincerely justify that gratitude.
The most difficult problems point the way to the most significant improvements. Imagine how your effectiveness would skyrocket if the biggest obstacle that holds you back were suddenly no longer there.
Have the courage to move beyond what is comfortable, knowing that whatever your level of achievement is, you can always improve. And watch as the limitations steadily fall away. "
-- Ralph Marston
I read this quote over and over before I decided if it was a reflection of my mood or if it was speaking to me personally. I thinks it's a little of both. Yesterday was an amazing day on so many ways. While I can't say it was a bad day, it did have a few bad moments. I did the hardest thing I could possibly do and that was to find a way to rise above it. There is a thing or two that still remains a little unresolved, but I will attend to them as quickly as I'm able.
From my various interactions and from my own introspection, I know there is much we all can, should, and will do to improve our lives, relationships, etc., change is a much needed entity in our lives as it alleviates stagnation and routine. Change can present unknown and unexpected challenges too, but ultimately the end result is favorable if you do not give up. Embracing the unknowns is something most of us aren't willing to do as it takes us out of our comfort zone, but again I say, breaking patterns alleviates stagnation.
Whatever we're going through in our lives, we must center on what is good and not wallow in what is bad, what hurts, what we don't want to do. There are physically disabled people who have pulled off feats that abled bodied people cannot and/or will not take on. We question, "why would they do that? Why would they take on such a task?" I think the answer is very simple. Because they can! Because they want to improve or prove something. I think they have realized that they having nothing to lose by at least trying to do something new; something that could potentially bring something different to their lives. If they never tried it; they would never know if they could or if it would work. We all should think along those terms.
There is always room for improvement great or small in our lives. What will yours be?