‘You are so lucky!…I wish I could do the same, but…’
How many times have you heard this? Or maybe you are the one saying it? I can tell you that after many years on the road I have heard it more than enough. I do understand though that those saying it actually really believe they can’t do the same. Well today I want to demystify this thought and show you that there’s actually no ‘luck’ or ‘but’.
‘You can have unlimited dreams and goals, but not unlimited priorities.’
I believe that the first thing you need to do is make a list of all your dreams and goals. You don’t have to be rational here, whatever you wish for just write it down. Then, since not all of them can be priorities, you will have to rank them, putting the most important ones at the top of your list. That’s important, because at times some of our objectives are incompatible. For example, some people dream of adventures and discovering the whole world but after just a few days abroad start to miss their little routine, their family and the convenience of living at home. That is not bad, it just shows that they probably didn’t think about their priorities when they decided to leave. Same thing goes for people that wish to save up enough money to discover new horizons but spend all their paychecks in restaurants, bars and shopping malls…
Again it’s their own choice, but don’t assume that they don’t have the same ‘luck’ than the ones travelling. The only difference between these two groups are their priorities. So find yours and then keep reading 🙂
‘The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our preparation, and not upon our circumstances.’
Now that we got rid of the illusion, let’s talk about the ‘but’. In this context, this term simply means: my circumstances are winning over my desires. It obviously doesn’t have to stay this way. We all have our share of obstacles, of negative experiences and daily struggles. Things that happened in the past, the present and the ones that will happen in the future. Does that mean we should be miserable and stay in our familiar suffering just because it’s easier? Well, 4 years ago I said «no» to this question and since then I’ve been in the long process of reaching my personal goal – Finding inner peace. Everyday I learn and grow a little bit more, which is why I will stay on this path as long as I need to. Being confronted with myself, meeting inspiring souls and reconnecting with nature are all experiences with an incredibly positive outcome. So no matter what your dreams are, take every decision reminding yourself that they are what really matter. Visualize them, believe in them and be strong and patient, that way you will for sure attain the results you’re looking for. I’m still far from having all the answers but what I know is that while most people complain about the weather, their boss, the traffic… I’m feeling more grateful and
free than ever before. I really hope I lit a little spark of faith in each of you.
Story by Valerie from @against_the_rip
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