"It is true however, that no bull reaches maturity in an instant, nor do men become heroes over night," Epictetus continued. "We must endure a winter’s training, and can’t be dashing into situations for which we aren’t yet prepared.”
Sopursue that curiosity. Only then will it be possible to a passion or a field of possible career interest.
There is no straight path to follow, and it seems as if the adventures of life are like the roots of a tree that expand and grow strong in many directions. I tended to over analyze and was too afraid to make mistakes. I am now learning to see failure as part of success and part of the learning process. It is impossible to succeed if I’m not willing to make mistakes.
So if you ask me if I have found a new exciting plan to live life by, I say, “Yes, I plan on learning something new constantly. I plan on getting out of my comfort zone again and again. I plan to sleep more and spend more quality time with my family. I plan to fail in order to learn. I plan on not pretending to know it all but to ask for advice and guidance. I plan on helping others grow while I grow myself, and I plan to be present in every moment of my life.”
Between school and home. Between this class and that. Between last year and this year. Between healthy skepticism and negativity.
In fact, “get good” at unplugging altogether–and that doesn’t simply mean to put down your phone or tablet. It means to mentally unplug. Let go. Do something selfish every now and then. Be lazy. Flirt with life. Giggle.
It’s okay to set boundaries; you’re not good to anyone worn out, deflated, uninspired, and running on lethal levels of Diet Coke.