Welcome to the Good Life — It’s About Perspective

So I got called out on my lack of blogtivity (Blog Activity) by my homeboy Abhi. My lack of blogging has been pretty simple, I haven’t had something that annoyed me enough that I wanted to blog about it. Over that last couple of months, I’ve reached a weird state of coolness with life and it’s been good. To steal a line from Kanye and T-Pain, how do you get Welcomed to the Good Life?

You change your perspective.

I recently came across a refrigerator magnet that said:

“What if we just acted like every thing was easy?” — Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you start to look at the things you “have to do” as simple tasks, instead of time consuming projects that will cause you headaches, you remove a lot of stress from life. At the end of the day, the things that you think cause you the most trouble, aren’t THAT serious. The fact of the matter is, more often than not, life simply goes on and its not the end of the world.

Most of the time, stress is caused by other people or by our own need to please other people. Instead of looking at a problem and saying, “if I mess this up, so and so will be pissed,” you have to think, “when I get this right, how is it going to benefit me?”

Years ago, when I was a “regular” blogger that posted twice a week and actually had a bit of a readership, I wrote a blog post entitled, “Advice for my Future Son,” which I may post here at another time. In it, I listed out little trinkets of advice that I would pass on to a son, if I ever had one in the future. One of these nuggets was:

90% of all problems you have, you will laugh at a year later.

We’re humans. We move on, we adjust, we survive. Think about it. If you met the version of you from a year ago, or even 5 or 10 years ago, and they told you all about their biggest problems, you would either laugh in their face or punch them.

At the end of the day, you gotta realize, it’s your life. No one is going to tell you what to think. So take a self-audit and prioritize what’s really important and really take the time to enjoy the things that make you whole.

Later- J.

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~ by joysonism on November 2, 2009.

One Response to “Welcome to the Good Life — It’s About Perspective”

  1. great comeback post mate.
    really took away a lot from this one

    big up for restarting the blogging.

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