I do a lot of self-reflecting about myself and my life. I think about where I am and where I want to be and I share those things on this public forum so that others can not feel so alone.
What I have found when self-reflecting is that it is really hard to practice what you preach. To make real changes takes hard work, if it was easy everyone would do it. How do you practice what you preach? Surround yourself with positivity in all aspects of your life, but especially the people. Make sure you have people in your life that pick you up not bring you down. As you make positive changes yourself, it creates small ripples in the group of people around you. You unknowingly are helping people as you do good in the world. This is why I believe in karma, what good you put into the world will come back to you.
The point of this post is I want you to know that I struggle with practicing what I preach. Life gets in the way and I don’t accomplish everything that I want to everyday. Lately, I have been struggling with it more than usual, another reason why I haven’t been writing as much. However, I had a couple of conversations yesterday that reminded to to stay positive. One was with my good friend Vin whose own positive outlook on life reminded me to stay positive. His positivity influences me and he inspires me to always keep your head up despite all the negative things life throws at you. The other was with my fiancée, who showed me a picture of a painting she bought me that contains a quote from the movie The Help, “You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important.” She knows that I have been having a hard time lately and despite being extremely busy with law school, she took the time to get me something to remind me to stay positive. I can’t lie, I teared up when she showed me.
I will leave you with some images that made me feel better today. Remember that it is okay to admit that you aren’t getting everything done that you want. Keep good vibes and good people in your life, follow the things that makes your heart skip a beat, and know that small steps are still steps forward.