Beware all that glitters, or as Shakespeare said, 'glisters,' for it may not necessarily be golden. Your keenness to achieve a result or bring closure could push you to accept what looks fabulous on the outside. It's what lies behind a shiny, impressive façade that truly needs your full attention. But even if what you see is less inspiring initially, nothing stops you from transforming it to your liking over time.
'What's good for the goose is good for the gander.' We know this saying means what's good enough or acceptable for one person should be the same for another. But whoever created some absurd rules on planet Earth was obviously thinking only of themselves at the time and what suited them. Accept that sticking to a rule someone mistakenly believes suits everyone holds you back unfairly.
Time management is needed. A serious 'weighing up' of where effort is justified and unjustified would be more than helpful. It's possible that a plan launched or embarked upon recently brings results, even if you can see room for improvement. But, in another area, you could do something habitually without assessing how worthwhile it is. That's where an imbalance needs addressing.
Ah, we return to the old saying about being 'twice shy once bitten'! (It's the other way around, but you get the gist.) Is a reason to feel cautious justified? By pursuing an intriguing option or seizing an opportunity, might you regret it, based on previous circumstances? Nothing proceeds without your say-so. Doing nothing is worse than treading cautiously. But don't tread unnecessarily cautiously!
We all, at times, underestimate how programmable our minds are. Our brains constantly wait for instruction and information to absorb and process. If we constantly think about illnesses and ailments, then it's no surprise we start to experience either. It's not hocus-pocus hogwash; it works. So, are there benefits to you of applying more focus to a positive outcome in some way? Try it and see.
When we focus on what we believe we need materially or financially, we can overlook how rich we are in other ways. Love? Appreciation? Recognition? Of course, we want each. But we can convince ourselves we'll have more if only we were wealthier. We also assume a bountiful supply of each exists already as we put more emphasis on boosting bank accounts. Allow an attitude of gratitude to provide one or two beneficial reminders.
Even though we're all part of something called a 'human race,' many of us are quite happy to 'go with the flow.' For easier, less complicated lives, many people are comfortable doing what someone or everyone else does. But if you needed reminding of how unique you are and why you're right to do something your way, a helpful and timely reminder is coming.
Circumstances could require you to react one of two ways. The first is emotionally. The second is logically. It's important to spot the difference because each leads to a very different outcome. Reacting emotionally could bring an end to something. Responding calmly and logically could give it a new lease of life. You need to decide which you prefer.
Is it possible to give 100% effort toward something? Our results can often be an accurate gauge to effort given. Even when we think we don't possess the energy to give any more than we have done, we know there's always room for improvement. But you don't need to be so strict with yourself now. Trust that you have given your 'all' in a particular area. Now, you deserve to stop and see what your effort has brought.
If you release certain thoughts or feelings, who benefits? Perhaps, the last thing you feel like doing is making yourself vulnerable. But if you're choosy about who you open up to, then you could overlook how appreciative they'll be of you doing so. You have nothing whatsoever to lose and much to gain by putting someone in the picture about what you think and feel about a particular matter - or them.
It's interesting how often and easily people see their 'grass' on the other side of the fence as 'greener.' But it may only appear that way because of a vast amount of effort somebody's made! Grass also does tend to grow greener above septic tanks, too. So, rather than look at what might appear alluring, don't underestimate how close-to-perfect where you are currently really is.
There are many films with storylines based on revisiting the past. Perhaps, it's the 'Back to the Future' series that made it clear that we must only be observers if we could do such a thing. There's nothing we can physically change about it because it doesn't exist. But we also know that returning our focus to a previous part of our lives can help us see something we didn't see before. That's the kind of enlightenment you could benefit from now.