"A i r y F a i r y"
Hop on Instagram. Open your Facebook or YouTube and you will run into a barrage of posts speaking on being positive or remaining motivated. Most of us brush this off as cliche BS that provides zero practicality.
But the fact of the matter is the hardest thing to do is control our mindsets. Think about it.
When your job stresses you out. When a family member goes awry. When you're annoyed by your significant other. When you're thumbing down your social media timeline aimlessly without thought. Watching the news and seeing consistent violence and negativity.
" A well ordered, colorful, and fruitful garden doesn't magically become beautiful. There was someone with overalls on watering, tilling, sweating, and nurturing that garden to it's full potential." -Yours Truly
Or when you're filled with self-doubt of your capabilities.
Or when you judge yourself in comparison to others.
Or when you put your ten toes down and don't look forward to your day.
All of the factors of life can drag us around if we choose to do so. We can choose to be victims to circumstance or allow negative thoughts to protrude into our lives. It is so easy to be this way.
"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." -Marcus Aurelius
On the other hand, being positive and having the ability to do so on your accord is extremely difficult. Contrary to the cliche belief of needing motivation, staying motivated takes effort. Enabling our brain to have the capability to react in a way that is healthy, conducive, and respective to growth for our best interests is absolutely essential.
This is the exact reason why I absolutely support the "Airy Fairy" approach to life because it takes work, grit, sacrifice, and mental fortitude to rewire ourselves to be better human beings.
Nothing comes easy. Even our approach to life is difficult.
I will bring this to word. I will bring this to practice. Welcome to the depth of prepare|perform|prosper