All of your troubles come from your judgment.
It’s how we represent things, it’s how we perceive them. It’s the stories we tell ourselves about things happening around us.
“My colleague did this and this, how awful.”
“The deal I was working on didn’t go through, what a pity.”
“I broke up with this amazing person, my life is over.”
The only things we can truly judge as “good” or “bad” are our own thoughts and actions. The rest is indifferent.
You are the source of all of your suffering.
Don’t worry about the things you don’t control, don’t judge them.
Every challenge is an opportunity to continue courageously, following your principles, and doing your best work. No matter the circumstances.
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