Every time someone close to me starts voicing doubts, I listen carefully. After that, I describe ways to think about their doubts in another perspective or look at it from another angle. When someone is depressed about something that happened (negative incident), I tell them I understand their frustration, and I select one positive thing that came out of the experience. Maybe it isn’t THAT positive, but everything is a learning experience. We learn and move on. That’s life. I want to first inspire the people around me to make their own lives happier. Then we can pay it forward and encourage everyone around us to live in a way that is true to ourselves.
I am following my own dreams. I hope that those around me see me do that and inspire themselves to do the same. I’m not perfect and I’m not necessarily accomplishing my goals the fastest. But I am trying. And I hope they do as well. 12 months ago