5 Things You Should Start Doing

1. Stop Saying No.

I feel like people get stuck in the same situations, because of their daily routines, and then complain about being stuck. Stop saying no to everything! I understand if you are an introvert, and you don’t want to hang out with people, but you need a little fun in your life! Eventually you are going to regret not going to that dinner party, especially when you hear about all the fun that everyone else had.

Saying yes to more questions brings more excitement to your life. Yes, it may make you a little uncomfortable and vulnerable, but who wants to live the same boring life every single day? Try saying yes to something you usually wouldn’t say yes to this week!

2. Start Asking For Help.

There is no reason you should be so prideful that you can’t ask for help when you really need it. I know people who would rather try to do something and fail, rather than ask for help. I can’t understand those people. I embarrass myself on a daily basis. It keeps me grounded, and helps me realize and remember that I’m not better than anyone on God’s great earth. With that being said, I’m being a little hypocritical here, because I try not to ask for a lot of help. Although, if I know I can’t handle something, I will enlist the assistance of my friends, because I know they would do anything for me.

So, let me be completely clear here… If you can’t handle something, ASK FOR HELP! They aren’t going to look at you any differently if you can’t manage the task on your own. No one can read your mind, so stop waiting for him or her to try.

3. Try A Little Harder.

Everyone fails. It’s a part of life that everyone goes through. It’s what you do after that defines you. I fail all the time. I feel like I fail myself if I don’t pass a test. I fail my friends when I’m not there for them. I fail my family when I forget to check on them every once in a while. I fail my boss if I do my job incorrectly. I fail all the time, but I will always try to pick up the pieces, and so should you.

You just got fired? So, now look for a job with better pay and benefits. You didn’t pass a class? Take it again, but study more. Life is all about finding you who are and where you’re meant to be, but you have to work hard to get there. If you think you can’t handle it anymore, just take a minute to collect your thoughts, but then get back to it and try harder. Nobody is going to do it for you.

4. Pay Attention To The News Everyday.

Most of everyone in the world is trying to figure out what his or her role in life is, and most of the time we tell ourselves we want to change the world. Let’s be real, who doesn’t want to change the pathetic, upsetting world that we live in? I know I do. But, before we can change the world, we have to be caught up and informed on the problems it faces. Reading or listening to the news everyday can be a gateway into you making a real difference someday.

5. Be Content With What You Have, While Seeking More.

This will be the hardest one, even for me. I am constantly in this state of wanting more than what I have, even though what I have is pretty awesome. I do it, you do it, your cousin does it, as well as your neighbors, co-workers, etc. It’s natural of us to always want more, BUT if you don’t take time to appreciate what you already have, you are never going to be happy.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s never too late to write that novel, travel the world, create your own business, or even start a new family.

It’s okay to seek out your dreams and goals in life, but the moment you become careless and unthankful of what you have, is the moment that you will lose your happiness, and it is hard to get that back.

Be thankful of where you come from and what you do. It’s not easy trying to find the balance between your ambition and contentment, but sometimes that’s the price of having big dreams.

-The Halfrican


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