You’re lucky until you’re not

The idea of luck is great as a one off thing but if you grow to rely on it you’ll end up becoming lazy and disappointed.

You’ll be lazy because you’ll live your life assuming that you don’t have to try so hard because luck will balance things out for you.

And you’ll be disappointed because at some point things won’t balance out and you’ll be left wondering why?

Luck isn’t sustainable to rely on for the life you want but it’s great as an addition to a life you’ve worked for.

Luck is like the icing without the cake or the digestive biscuit without the chocolate, you’re perfectly fine without it.

Granted, there’s nothing wrong with holding the belief that things will turn out swimmingly but you can’t really expect that when you’ve taken the do nothing approach.

High expectations

Or perhaps the title should read ‘How to be eternally disappointed‘.

I don’t believe in working yourself to the bone (well it’s not for me anyway) however if your expectations are sky high, you might have to.

You can’t sit around passively going through life like a sociological ritualist and expecting the world.

You’ll only end up disappointed.

You can’t be half-hearted either.

You gotta go, go, go with full gusto.

But to avoid burnout you have to be smart about your approach and find ways to be productive and get things done whilst maintaining  your overall well-being.

A few ideas are to have set working times, get at least 7 hours sleep a night and make time to do something relaxing like meditate, get a massage, or go for a walk.

Exposed

How do you feel when you try something that doesn’t work?

One of the things that limits people from trying new things or just being themselves is not the thing itself but the feeling that comes afterwards.

That feeling of being exposed. Of all eyes on you and nothing to show for yourself. The thought of people knowing you tried and failed.

Especially when you already feel your own disappointment.

So, how about if instead of focusing on how bad it feels you focus on being kinder to yourself.

After all it might be worth acknowledging that you had the courage to try in the first place.