Life: Keep your balance and keep moving

Frank advice, bro

Regrets are just regrets

We’ve all made a couple of bad decisions at some point in our lives. Some of the things we have done still punish us to this day, while others are just a vague feeling of regret or “I could have done better.” that pops up from time to time.

The art of bouncing back

The past, well, is the past. Make peace with your past so you don’t screw up the present. Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes. Every human makes mistakes no matter how careful they try to be. The past doesn’t define you; your perception of it changes as you do. What you choose to recall is indicative of your present state of mind. Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. Everything, whatever comes, the worst thing that could ever happen, is just a feeling at the end of the day.

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Your problems aren’t because of your circumstances but a result of your decisions. Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Whatever state you find yourself in, try to push harder the next time you get an opportunity.

How far have you come

A good gauge to show how well you’ve improved is if you don’t look back at yourself and think, ‘Wow, how stupid I was a year ago,’ then you must not have learned much in the last year.

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.” —Jean Luc Picard

What lies ahead

The best people don’t try to be someone else, they try to be the best version of themselves. Start working on accomplishing your goals and living a life with purpose. Years of suffering can be caused for not putting in a few hours or even just a few minutes when we should have.

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” —Marcus Aurelius

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.



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Ahmed Arigbabu

Ahmed Arigbabu

Developer and user experience designer with a keen interest in cognitive and behavioral sciences, philosophy, and how things work.