At 11 years old, “Little Nick” (as he was known in his hometown of Monongah, West Virginia) was paying his dues, working at his father’s service station.
The perfect time is never going to arrive.
Because I learned to compliment myself versus waiting to hear it from someone else. I am confident solely on my own.
How do we know though? How do we know if the individual is worth keeping?
It’s time we rewire our train of thought. Optimism isn’t about being blind to the negative; on the contrary, optimism is about learning to see.
“A boy can be two, three, four potential people, but a man is only one. He murders the others.”
I know you choose hope over giving up and that allows for the possibility of greater things. Giving up is weak, and you may be a lot of things but that isn’t one of them.
At the risk of sounding too idealistic, it really does come down to trying to find the silver lining in every bad thing (because nine out of ten times, I promise you it will be there) and being proactive rather than simply reactive.
Try turning down the volume on your inner dialogue and really listen to people.
Instead, take a step back and calm down. Be alone. Do whatever you need to do to relax and diffuse. Just don’t let it get to you. You’ve worked too hard to let one thing wreck your stability.