I’m always on the lookout for cool stuff. There’s a quirky coffee shop I visit from time to time. They understand coffee and probably make the best coffee compared to a lot of other coffee spots in the area. Their decor and vaab (Cape Town for ‘vibe’) are unusual. Well, I suppose, just about everything about them is ‘unusual’. Anyways, they’ve painted part of their coffee shop with chalkboard paint. And, they allow people to write. Today one of their doors had something to remember, always.
I’ve always been a fan of Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh always had something to remember and live by. Cool nuggets. The one in the photo is no exception. In fact, it is easy to forget it.
We can easily be own worst critics and enemies. You know that when, as far as you’re concerned:
- You are and never will be good enough. Everyone else gets it and will always be better than you (whatever that means)
- You don’t have an ounce of courage to face uncertainty
None of this is healthy. Being knocked down doesn’t mean there’s not strength in you. It doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can’t do. If you listened more to a better future you imagined and acted, you’d discover courage you never thought you had. You have what it takes; you can.
The problem is rarely what you have or don’t have. It is usually what or how you think about yourself. Circumstances are as paralysing as we make them. Don’t allow challenges to dictate your future. You still have control over some things.
Here’s a challenge: dare to live by the words that challenged me. For the next thirty days, challenge yourself to a better outlook and disposition. Dare. Start. You won’t regret living like you’re capable, because you are.
[Tweet “Circumstances are as paralysing as we make them”]
Many years ago I compiled some quotes by Winnie the Pooh I liked. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend you check out some of my favourite quotes from Winnie the Pooh here.
[featured image: Gratisography]