October 17

“A happy life is reached when our wisdom is brought to completion, but that life is at least endurable even when our wisdom has only just begun.” – Seneca

As soon as we make a decision to start focusing on the things we can control and letting go of the things we have no control over, we get to experience an almost instant improvement in our quality of life. Not because we will be instantly good at sorting out the things we can control and the things we can not, not because we will even be good at controlling the things we can control yet. Life will get better because we will recognize that we do have some control over how we approach life, and that gives us a little more to work with.

When we decide that we are going to focus only on the things in life we can control we immediately recognize that there are some things we will have to give up. One of those things is going to be judging ourselves harshly because we are at the beginning of our journey. We can’t be good at this stuff yet, we are only just getting started.

Giving ourselves that allowance instantly improves where we are in the world. We can look at everything a little differently when we know exactly what we need to do in order to make our lives a little better. Even if we can’t do that thing all that well at the moment.

Because with just a little practice we will be better.

virtus fortis vocat

 

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