Happiness Thought for the Day: September 3, 2021 pt 2

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -Tony Robbins
This ties in to a recent post about fear of failure, and how the only real way to fail is to not try at all. Even the act of thinking about making a change, pursuing happiness, or chasing your dreams is a form of progress.
This thought reminds me of the often discussed idea that comparison to others is the root of unhappiness, something I read while reading about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. The same concept applies here, because if you judge your progress as slow or believe you are making mistakes when you compare your path to others, you will be unhappy. Don’t let the speed of your progress or any bumps in the road stop you from trying. Find a goal worth pursuing and pursue it. Learn from the mistakes, and focus on your direction rather than your speed.


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