You’ve probably heard that being a goal-oriented person is a good thing. In the real world, though, it’s smarter, more efficient, and more effective to set systems rather than goals.
I always thought it was stupid to tell people to stand up for what they believe in. What if they believe in something that’s objectively wrong? A much better way to live is to focus on believing in what is real and true.
Making a single excuse doesn’t mean you’ve fallen into this mindset, but relying on those excuses as you move into the future does.
Do you have a right to be happy? A right to be satisfied at your job? A right to friendship?
Stop and really think about it for a moment. Think about what it takes to get those things in your life. Are you entitled to them simply because you exist?
What makes something good or bad? How do we determine right from wrong when there are so many different opinions on the topic?
We look to fictional and real-world heroes as ideals to emulate in our own lives. They conquer their personal demons, stand tall in the face of adversity, and adhere to their personal ethics no matter what the world throws at them.