The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do.
As we get older we learn and grow, but that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences, we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today. Do you live each day so that you don’t regret a thing at night? This is something that not many of us are able to do, and often times this is because we are fearful of taking risks.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in. Instead of living a life controlled by fear, take action and live your life with no regrets. Start with yourself, if you find yourself continually upset over the same things, and constantly dissatisfied with the work you put in each day, make an effort to change it. Instead of wasting your downtime, put this time into creating the future you would like to see for yourself eventually.
Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. You must also be willing to be adventurous. Stop doing the same things you have been doing or you will only see the same disappointing results. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others. Stand up for yourself and others and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back. Be yourself and love who you are now.
The list of ideas to help turn your life around could go on for days, but only you can figure out exactly what you need to do to be able to realize true happiness in your life. So figure these things out, and take action. Don’t waste any more time living a life that you will only regret over time. Follow your own path, not one that others want you to follow. At the end of the day let their be no regrets, only a desire to do more tomorrow than you did today. Do something every day that makes you feel proud of yourself—commit random acts of kindness whenever you get the chance. And always keep on moving forward.
A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret. Some of the very things that we hold on to the most, are the very things that we need to let go of.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Knowing when to walk away is key in your self development journey. Many people lose out on opportunities because they are stuck in trying to make things work that aren’t for them to make work.
Whatever it is, moving on can be tough. In fact, one of the toughest things in the world, is to move on. If you’ve ever ever been inconsolable, letting go in many instances will create significant gains in a persons life because it will provide them with the freedom that they need to become who they are meant to be.
We either try harder or we walk away from being present, loving ourselves, loving another, pursuing our passions or completing a task. We choose to continue doing, thinking, saying, listening, eating and being what we are, or we break up with it. If you are finding yourself frustrated in your situation time and time again, it may be time to let go. This doesn’t mean that you are weak, and this doesn’t mean that you aren’t courageous. Letting go at the right time actually means the opposite. It takes great strength, courage, and wisdom to remove the dead weight from your life because often this dead weight took a lot of time and effort to accumulate.
Life is one struggle after the next, a battery of choices every day, “Do I stay or do I leave?” We liberate ourselves when we understand our emancipation is granted when we abide by one commandment: Thou shall not struggle against struggle. It’s simple, but it’s not easy: Do not make more struggle. We are released from bondage when we know, regardless if we stay or go, we have the choice to stay or go. We are in charge of our own suffering. We can walk away from it when we wish.
No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. Remember its better to have a broken heart once, than it is to have a broken heart repeatedly because you refused to walk away.
You’ve been searching and searching but you still haven’t found “The One” yet. You’re a great catch and date often, but just can’t seem to find the right person! Love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
Love is a very difficult area to conquer in life, and finding that someone who is really going to be there forever seems almost impossible these days. In fact, this belief is so prevalent that many people don’t even think about marriage until much later in their adult lives.
Love works best when it’s shared, not acquired, or desired, or longed for. If we have developed a healthy relationship with ourselves and have generated ample amount of love from within, then we’ll have plenty to put out into the world. We shouldn’t be putting out the love in hopes that we get it back, but simply because we have it to give and enjoy giving it. There are many factors for the recent disbelief in long term relationships and one key reason is the fact that people are choosing to allow themselves to enter into relationships before they are truly ready. When you quit being judgmental of every little “flaw” and start becoming comfortable with who you are, you’ll be able to offer the same accepting and loving attitude to someone else as well.
One of the easiest things to do is to enter into a relationship with someone else. While one of the most difficult things to do is actually maintain a committed relationship with someone. Once you’ve fallen in love deeply, you yearn for that love; you wish to find it again. You become lonely. You begin to fantasize and create a reality that doesn’t actually exist. Then you fall in love with someone unworthy of it.
The truth is, you won’t know until you find the next person you truly fall in love with. It is for this reason that we must be willing to examine ourselves before we allow ourselves to enter into relationships with others. If you aren’t comfortable with who you are yet, you simply aren’t really going to know what you really desire from a partner in life. Not the time you spend with a phone glued to your ear or the time you spend on social media that really matter, but some real “me time”? If so, that’s a big indicator that you aren’t just looking for a relationship to fill a lonely void, and you’re ready for love.
Being alone doesn’t need to be cured, it’s a mindset, it needs to be embraced. There are people in relationships who still feel alone. There are people in crowded rooms and still feel alone. There are authors who sit and type for hours by themselves, but feel crowded by the characters in their minds. Make wise decisions when you are choosing to open your heart for love. Don’t rush or force it, but don’t run from it when you recognize either.
So, do you hold yourself back from loving until you’re sure it’s real? No. If it ends up being real, then you’ve made it. If not, then you surely had a good time for a good stretch, and because you now know you weren’t in love, moving on will be easy. Live and love as much as you can. Those will be the stories you tell when you’re old and wrinkled.
To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement. Because the greatest achievement for any human being is to love God, yourself, and others.
Love thyself. In the same ways that you hope others show kindness to you, show it to yourself. The same ways that you wish for others to love you, you must first love yourself. In the same ways that you wish people will respect who you are as a person, respect yourself.
Knowing who you are and your purpose on this earth is a very essential trait to achieve success. Without these things no matter what accolades a person achieves, they will mean nothing when being compared to honors they could still receive if they choose to walk within their purpose. People treat you exactly the way you unconsciously treat yourself and one of the most powerful ways to transform your life is to become consciously aware of your beliefs and feelings about yourself and aware that you’re surrounded by magnificent love every moment of your life.
Gratitude is the key to fulfillment. Gratitude and self-worth come hand in hand, and great worth comes from gratefully fulfilling our dreams.Be gracious and show gratitude for everything God has given you by giving back to others. Show that you are willing to grow by accepting that parts of you need to change, and actively taking steps to fix them. Don’t tell God how to answer your prayers or fix the situation, but expect Him to show up. Our God is for us and with us. We can be sure He’ll answer us according to His wisdom. You have but to ask and He will fight for you.
But most of all, know that you are a special individual, and the world will benefit greatly from your person. Be you!
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.Keep your head up; you are so much better than you believe.
Don’t let a few bruises along the way keep you from rising again. Life is all about the falls and the rises, the ups and the downs. One key to this aspect of life is knowing with every part of your being that you will fall.
There will be failures in your life. Sometimes plans won’t go through. Sometimes goals won’t be achieved in the time that you had hoped they would be. Accidents happen and so do mistakes.
Another key is knowing with every part of you that you will not only survive these pitfalls, but that you WILL recover and thrive after you fall as well.
Champions never let the shaky times force them into quitting. Winners get up, regain their composure, and persevere until they are able to see the results in their lives that they worked tirelessly to see!
Absolutely nothing can stop you until you make up in your mind that it can. Keep the belief.
Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world. But rather, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
A few of us may have heard the quote “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This is a deeper quote than most of us realize, because everyone has a unique opinion of almost everything in the world, whether we choose to concede to our feelings is simply our choice. It is easy to love someone that a majority of society will perceive as beautiful, the real dispute lies in choosing someone that you know in your heart you see as beautiful despite what society says.
Choosing the right person to be with is a process that takes a lot of heart, strength, and courageousness from both parties, because the person you may choose, or the person who chooses you may not be the most politically correct partner. When we are choosing a partner, it is important to choose a person for their heart, not their strapping good looks, or enormous bank account. As looks fade, and money comes and goes, a person’s soul never leaves them, and at the end of a bad day or a good day, they will always be who they are at heart.
Being deeply loved gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage.
It takes a lot more courage to love someone than it does to be loved. Choosing to love means that we are ultimately willing to face the fact that we will have to give a person our trust, and our whole hearts. Very rarely will we go through life giving someone access to the deepest and most private parts of ourselves and not be disappointed by them eventually.
The pain inflicted by the people we love often isn’t intentional but it happens. It takes a very strong love to continue to love someone even after we’ve been hurt by people in the past, but real love is always worth it.
Like everything in life we are going to experience ups and downs in our relationships. The only type of advice that should be received in relation to your own personal relationships with loved ones is to make sure that you are being courageous in them. Real love can not be present with an absence of courage.
Today I celebrate ME! The birth of Me! The person I have grown to be! The person I will become! The brother, son, friend, boyfriend, employee; I am! and the Father I will be someday! I celebrate Me today!
Each birthday is an opportunity for me…and opportunity for reflection…for introspection…and for connection. A chance to look inside myself and see where I want to be and to take steps to get there.
I am grateful to God for the gift of life, I am void without him. Also thankful to my earthly parents for nurturing me into the graceful, lovely, handsome and great man I am today.
What a year the last one has been. Major things have been going on, BIG life lessons have been learnt. New dreams, dreads, worries and plans have been realized. I know that it can only improve and get better with age. I learned a lot about myself during this year. I learned that I am brave enough to start anything. I learned the value of commitment, and I learned a lot about communication and love. I learned that I am much braver than I think I am. I am stronger now than I have ever been. Today can be a little different. It’s not a special day for everyone else; it is my day.
Happy birthday to Me! I wish myself many more years of joy, love, laughter, health, wealth and prosperity. I wish myself strength and wisdom for days to come and success with everything I do today, and tomorrow! Happy birthday, Olawale Osho. Go live out loud.
Don’t give up on love. Because there is always someone who loves you. Even if it’s not the person you were hoping for.
Finding a perfect fit in love is a very difficult thing to do, mostly because none of us are perfect. Sure there are fairy tale scenarios we have all seen in movies, television and other media outlets, but the only fairy tales in life are those that we are willing to work towards.
Love between two different people requires an understanding that these two people will have to work every day with an honest effort in order to make things work. Love is no short sprint; love is a marathon. No two people will fit exactly together as we suspect they should because everyone has their differences. That’s what is beautiful about humans, and human nature. Instead of working to be alike, a great couple will capitalize on each others strengths by filling in where their partner may have a weakness, only then will a couple truly fit together.