Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.
This is a description that fits well on personal development. There’s always another hill to climb. An important lesson in life is that we shall enjoy and celebrate what we have achieved. Nelson Mandela put it well, “I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.”
Jenn Shallvey, @JennShallvey posts her Reflect comments at @reflect2see. It’s a great collection of thoughts and things to reflect on. Here are some of them, go check the Twitter profile for more. And while you’re there, follow it so you get the new ones.
Reflect: What pushes your buttons? Ever wonder why?
Reflect: Building a tribe is not about building your ego. If you can’t separate the two then you have false followers.
Reflect: Changing the outside appearance of what is on offer does not change the source. Always go to the source and be true.
Reflect: What you really truly desire in your life will come to you, but not necessarily in the way you think. Pay attention.
Reflect: On what terms are your relationships with others? Conditional or unconditional? Free or at a price?
Reflect: The places you go may be the same but you change each time you go there.
Reflect: How do you get in your own way?
Reflect: How many times do you need a life lesson before you get it?
Reflect: Many wise and wonderful souls may help you on your journey but ultimately the choice to heal is yours.
Reflect: What matters most in your life right now? How much attention and time go to this priority?
The last one goes nicely with the following two quotes that I have in front of me.
What’s the No. 1 thing you KNOW you should be doing that you’re not currently doing? Plant the seeds. Now.
Is the way you’re living your life today a foundation for the future you hope to build?
Jenn runs Reflect 2 See which is reclections with photos, very nice.
This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.