Today is March 13, 2018.
Sitting in a lodge in Niseko at 1am spending sleepless nights on my computer.
It's been one long year and I've definitely learned a lot this past year.
I was writing some things down to remind myself of what I've learned over this past year and thought I'd write it down here instead so everyone else can get a glimpse of what's in my head.
1. Accept everything the way that it is
Acceptance - the most important attitude to overcome mental challenges in life in my opinion.
It’s a state of mind. There’s no destination or goal with acceptance. It’s simply the process of exercising the mind to be tolerant of anything life throws at us at any given moment in time.
When you accept, you will have a better control over your emotions. Instead of fighting negative emotions like anxiety and stress, you’re accepting them the way they are. You’re not bitter, and you’re not creating more negativity out of your negativity.
Don't confuse it with being indifferent or apathy. It does not involve giving up or not trying. It is simply about accepting things without judging them.
You are where you are and only you can change where you will be. Whatever happened has already happened. It is what it is. Let time take care of you.
2. In all things have no preferences
By having preferences, you don't give yourself a chance for new experiences. You also are dissatisfying yourself from the present moment and you are preventing yourself from enjoying yourself. Be humble for what you have now.
Try not to prefer something over something else, especially if you have no control over it.
3. Forgive & Forget
This goes along with acceptance.
With no judgment, nothing held back, forgive the other person and forget what that other thing/person might have done to you.
Keep moving along.
4. Develop yourself for yourself
Before seeking anything and before seeking anyone, find your way.
Find your passion and find your happiness without depending on something or someone.
Desire nothing but self-development because any other form of desire is useless and is a waste of your time. Desire just means you are not happy with what is right in front of you and if your desires came true every time, you will be stuck in a loop of having desire.
Understand that you are here for yourself and no one else.
5. "Love All. Trust a few. Do harm to none."
A quote I live by written by Shakespeare.
Love everyone and everything - trust only in those who trust you - never harm anyone or anything else for whatever reason.
I'm stoked for what's coming next.