The Only People Worth Having in Your Life

Are the ones who excite you. The ones who challenge you. The ones who make you want to grow and improve. The ones who make you laugh. The ones who make you cry at the thought of losing them. The ones who force you to consider different points of view.  The ones you respect and who's respect you want to earn. The ones who surprise you. The ones who are constantly teaching you. The ones you can help teach. The ones you love and the ones who love you.  

If there are people in your life that do none of these things, then they don't need to be in your life. This is a reminder for me and a recommendation to anyone who reads it.  Life is too short to be around people who don't make you feel alive. 

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is...

Everyone can finish the phrase, but it's true. Fear is the only thing we should be afraid of in this world.  When things work for me, it's when I just go straight at a thing. Not worrying about anything, just going after the goal or target without self-consciousness or concern over the outcome. When things go poorly for me, it's when I do the exact opposite and obsess over what people will think of me, or how things will turn out. 

It's so much easier said than done, but it's the only path. Our fears and worries are our only enemies. Things won't always work when you take the fearless approach, but things will never work if you don't. 

This is a daily practice and some days are better than others, but like anything else, it's a process.