The year I stopped trying so hard

This heading contradicts what I believe in and what I don’t believe in. Firstly the words “stop trying” might indicate that I see a problem with trying. I don’t. No one that ever succeeded did so by not trying. And the harder you try, the better the chances of success. Secondly the words “The year” might falsely indicate that I do new-years resolutions. I don’t. I firmly believe that if you want to change something, you don’t wait for a new year. You start now. If you are not willing to start now, you probable will never be.  So please allow me to explain myself. 

The words “the year”: It is merely an coincidence that I made this decision in the beginning of a new year.

For the trying part: I try way too hard for the wrong reasons and the wrong things. For instance: I try to hard to satisfy everyone. I try to hard to be liked. I feel guilty if I accidentally did or said something really small that MIGHT have upset or hurt someone or even MIGHT have made someone like me less. I think about every word I’m about to say to try and see how I will come across. I even did not post stuff on this blog because I felt that it was to different from my other posts and some of my follower (of which I only have a few ;)) would not like it. (I’m not even joking.)

trying

So here’s to 2017 – The year I stopped trying so hard. (Also, brace yourself for posts you might not like.)

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About Die reis

So....I really believe that I’m not the only person feeling this way. Like Lucius Annaeus Seneca  put it: "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." And that's exactly my problem...I have no idea where I want to be. I’m content in the moment, but is constantly restless about the future. I have too much of a hunger for success and fulfillment to just leave it there, but never in my life have I had a clear picture of where I want to be. Therefore I want to make life about the journey. I want to appreciate life for what it is, and not let the small things pass me by without noticing them. For the "where do I want to be?"...maybe I will find out along the way.
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