Saturday, January 27, 2018
"Fear dressed up as wisdom provides poor counsel. It lures you into thinking that if you will just trust it, it will afford you some level of control.
But guess what? You're not in control. So I'm calling bull on that illusion. It's time for a wake-up call. Maybe a little cold water in the face wouldn't hurt.
Life isn't safe, remember.
But life can be wonderful if you choose adventure rather than fear.
I get where these fearful tendencies are coming from, I really do. Humanity has, by and large, come to the conclusion that the world is getting worse and worse every day and that people are ultimately bad. No wonder everyone's scared to death.
Life feels altogether different when your perception shifts, though. It's amazing how gorgeous the landscape of life looks when we choose to believe that all people have good in them and every situation has potential for a positive outcome. It may be buried or dormant, but I truly believe it's there - most likely waiting for someone to look for it, to help unearth it, to expect it, maybe even to demand it."
-Chip Gaines, Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff