Friday, September 21, 2012

The ebb and flow

Life is such a funny mixed bag of emotions. Sometimes, it's hard to even see things for what they really are because emotions and/or circumstance over shadow the true core of the emotion, thought, task or situation at hand. When this happens, I believe that it is time for serious self reflection, life reflection and self improvement.

I see my life as a work in progress, an unfinished painting, an incomplete concerto, the novel that continues to go through edits and have chapters added... It will never be "quite right" but clearly it is my duty to ensure that I make it as complete and as good as possible. Sometimes I might paint the wrong stroke, select the wrong note, choose the wrong words... But the nice thing about life is that you can always take action to improve upon the things that are just a little off.

Do we always realize when we are going astray? Are humans flawless? Absolutely not. Sometimes it takes the gentle (or in some cases harsh) eyes of the people around us to really put things into perspective, something which is never easy. How we accept this information and what we do with it can make all the difference in the world. If we take the information and ignore it, brushing it off as silly, we cannot grow. Stagnation in growth is failure to thrive. Failure to thrive is certain death...and who wants that? Shouldn't we strive for continuous improvement and personal growth? Shouldn't our quest be to become the best people we can be? Change is hard, change is damn hard... But I refuse to sit still in life accepting mediocrity for myself.

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1 comment:

  1. This is something I struggle to remind myself of on a regular basis.