The difference between a good life and a bad life is how you walk through the fire.
How do you navigate your way through the flames?
Are you flinching every time you feel the heat and cringing at every bonfire ahead of you… each of which appears to be evermore daunting?
Or do you bask in the relative warmth around you and recognize that there isn’t a flame in existence that can possibly consume you?
As you traverse your way through the continuously repressive dynamic of life experiences, are you looking at every variable as being overwhelming, or does each, and every variable hone you into a much stronger being, fully capable of accelerating through the fire, and into the future that awaits you?
There is no question that the trail we blaze is continuously fraught with unforeseen variables, which at a moment’s notice, are capable of engulfing us in new chapters of distraction and chaos, when our chosen route would be to navigate around all of this and head straight for the destination we are seeking.
The more we find ourselves embroiled in larger than life variables, through which we must find our footing and thereby grow accordingly, the more we learn about ourselves, and about that from which we are made.
We are fully capable of traversing any flame that impedes our path. The overwhelming distinction, in my opinion, boils down to the mindset necessary for such a journey to be possible. If the frame of mind sees everything as temporary obstacles, then, without question they are.
Conversely, if you perceive them as insurmountable, then they are… as the late Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
Finding our frame of reference to empower us to navigate the flames and exit with a positive outcome on the other side, is entirely dependent upon our personal understanding of these truths, and even more importantly, our willingness and desire to embrace all of them with the prerequisite perspectives necessary to emerge victorious when all is said and done.