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ARE YOU A FAILURE BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT MADE A MILLION DOLLARS BY Lyon Amor Brave

Is thinking about success destroying you?

ARE YOU A FAILURE BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT MADE A MILLION DOLLARS BY Lyon Amor Brave

In life we strive.We strive to obtain. We strive to lose our old ways to gain better ways, but what happens when we just lose things without replacing them?  

If you are thinking about how you are not getting what you want, remember there are many people who will never have what you have right now.

What happens when we cannot appreciate our own lives, because we decided they were worthless if we were not rich and famous?

What happens when we leave our marriage of twenty years for a fling that burns out fast? 

What happens when we leave the stability of our job, to audition for some obscure role?

We do not always need to be looking to the future. 

We do not always need to better ourselves. 

We do not always need the advice of self-help books.



By always looking forward to the future, we are telling ourselves life is not worth anything right now. We are supposed to value and live in the present moment. Always valuing the next job, the next date, the next city over the current one shows extreme discontentment with your life and present situation. However, if you reflect inwards, you might realize the dissatisfaction is internal and not external which means changing the outside world, will not change the turmoil within. 

With that being said, self improvement is crucial to ones overall satisfaction with life. However, self improvement is tricky, because we can fall into the trap of feeling we are not good enough for things now. We can tell ourselves we need to get into better shape before we go to the gym or ask our crush out. If we feel we are not good enough in the moment this will cause us to pass up many opportunities to improve our lives because we keep telling ourselves we have to wait and get better. 

If you wait to long to act life will pass you by in a hurry. It's not wise to wait to act. When you see a pretty girl, you should ask her out. When you see a job opportunity, you should apply, not wait till next year. If next year, passes you by this year, it will pass you by next, and the next thing you know you were 40 and always going to do things tomorrow or next year, so you never did anything. You have to act now. 

YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH NOW

Wayne Dyer

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”



Thich Nhat Hanh

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.”

Buddha

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

Sharon Salzberg

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”

Wayne Dyer

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”

Ram Dass

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

Osho

“When you are here and now, sitting totally, not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is the miracle.”

Byron Katie

“The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, “what is” is what we want.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”

Leo Tolstoy

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”

Wayne Dyer

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”




GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT LIVING IN THE PRESENT





This sounds like common sense, but many of us walk around ashamed of ourselves for not achieving the almost impossible dreams of celebrities and millionaires. 

Does you life suck because you are not rich and famous?

We cannot be ashamed of our lives just because they were not grandiose. We cannot be ashamed of our lives or ourselves just because we feel that we are somehow common, or just a teacher, or a mechanic. We need to live in the moment. We need to be present and content with the life that we are living, and we need to change our attitudes. Nothing will change without inner change. You can change your city and your job, but inner peace comes from within and what you are really searching for is not riches and fame, it's contentment. 

We do not always need to make more money or get a better job or house. Sometimes ordinary is perfect, ordinary is extraordinary. You cannot tear yourself down all day, all week, all year, because you have not made a million dollars. This is a strange mentality to have, to never value yourself worth or the life you live because it's not some grandiose idea of success.


grandiose

adjective
gran·​di·​ose | \ ˈgran-dē-ˌōs , ˌgran-dē-ˈōs\

Definition of grandiose

1: characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration. They did not believe his grandiose claims.
2: impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur had grandiose plans for the city




Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris Aug 2, 2019 · #3

This reminds me of something I read in a business book once: many people fantasize about running an international company while they forget that before they do that, they need to be able to run a small or medium sized company first!

Likewise, many people want to have a lot of resources at their disposal, while they can't even handle the resources they have. Sounds paradoxical if you think about it...

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Ken Boddie Aug 2, 2019 · #2

The best thing we can give is our time ... NOW. That’s why we call it ‘the present’ 🤗
Anyway, we’ll all become millionaires soon, as that’s what it’ll cost to buy a cup of coffee in a while. 🤣

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Jerry Fletcher Aug 2, 2019 · #1

Lyon, Yes. Now is all there is. And so it goes.

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