People learn to live with their depression and anxiety and continue this process for the rest of their lives. The problem is, you weren’t born depressed or anxious. You may have a genetic disposition to adopt specific mental health issues, but that doesn’t mean you have to take them on as part of your identity.
There’s a pretty good chance you’re not the same person you were six months ago but you’re still living the same life you were two years ago. We expect ourselves to change but we’re terrified of changing our lifestyles in any way to match our growth. It’s time to stop saying ‘yes’ to the life you’ve outgrown and raise your standards of living.
The secret to success lies in everything you’re avoiding. You won’t find success sitting on your sofa in your pjs. Success requires you get uncomfortable.
Most of us find it easy to see value in others, but difficult to find value in ourselves. You don’t need to convince the world of your worth: you only need to convince yourself.
Many people of get caught up with their day to day life that they don’t prioritise investing time in evaluating their lives. But, it is possible to be more careful in choosing where we focus our attention.
Receiving unsolicited feedback from people that we neither know, trust or admire is irrelevant to most people. If we’re not secure in our identity, we’ll end up letting other peoples assumptions stick.