Kids dream. Adults get things done.
That’s not the only difference between them, but it’s one of them, and it’s an important one.
Are you getting things done? Or are you still like a kid, just waiting for the day when you’re old enough or rich enough or have enough time to do the things you’ve always dreamed of?
I know, I know. It sounds corny. So I’ll make it less so:
Be an adult.
Figure it out.
You don’t have to fly to the moon.
But do something.
Make your life better.
Make yourself happy.
From something I’m writing right now:
“The thing about the way I am now and the way I used to be when I was younger is that even though my goals aren’t as high, I feel more able to make them happen. They aren’t just things I hope to do someday; they’re things I actually will do someday.
I’m a real adult now, after all. Not just a person in college.
I have power.
They may not be as important as the things I used to dream of doing, but they are important to me.”
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)