I am trying to be a better person. Not for anyone, just for me. This is something that has rooted up the last few years. A nagging that I can be better. And I should be better. That improving who I am, will directly affect everyone around me in a positive manner.
I have been reading, “The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson.
This is one book I wish I had bought a physical copy of instead of an audio book. It has such wonderful gems in it I want to be able to go back to them and remind myself why I am changing, why it sucks to change, but why to keep with it.
It has quotes like this gem,
“Decision-making based on emotional intuition, without the aid of reason to keep it in line, pretty much always sucks. You know who bases their entire lives on their emotions? Three-year-old kids. And dogs. You know what else three-year-olds and dogs do? Shit on the carpet.”
“Being open with your insecurities paradoxically makes you more confident and charismatic around others. The pain of honest confrontation is what generates the greatest trust and respect in your relationships. Suffering through your fears and anxieties is what allows you to build courage and perseverance. Seriously,”
It is one of those books that you hope will always stay with you. It helps with a paradigm shift. I need paradigm shifts. I need a lot of them and in high doses.
Paradigm shifts are the things that help me hit my reset button. The button that is BEGGING to be pushed, screaming out, PUHLEEEZE Sarah, HIT ME! But I all hear is, “Worry, anxiety, complaining, pettiness, complacency” But that is the button talking. It is manifesting itself in the above ways. It takes me forever to figure out that all that worry and head clogging nonsense needs to be shook up and looked at in a different way. A healthier way. A Better way.
This book has helped a lot in that pursuit.
So in the meantime, I will be shaking things up on the path to Self Awareness. No matter how long and scary that path may be.
Woman on Pause
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