Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time, but his genius was not only scientific. He actually said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ..."
Those words may sound simple, but they have great power to them. It is basic common sense, but sometimes in our day-to-day lives you can lose sight of what is truly important. However, if you keep Einstein's words close to your heart you will live a happier and more fulfilled life.
You must learn from yesterday. Our past experiences are some of the most valuable educational tools that we have, and not just the good times. While it is true that you want to pay attention to what you have done right, more important is what you have done wrong. Take a look to discover what steps you took to get you there and how you could have changed your path.
However, you have to take care not to beat yourself up for mistakes throughout the years. While you do want to evaluate your choices you do not want to allow your mistakes to bring down your self-confidence.
Each day is fleeting and you need to cherish it. That is where Einstein's advice to live for today comes in. Every moment is a moment for you to change, but it will also be gone in an instant so you need to enjoy it.
One of the best ways to do this is to take things as they come, enjoy the positives, and recognize that the negatives will go as quickly as they came. Things will get done because they have to, problems will be solved because they have to, and sadness will fade because that is how emotions go. Because of this you need to simply welcome what comes your way. Good or bad you will be creating memories and experiences to learn from.
Finding hope for tomorrow is perhaps the most important piece of advice from Einstein. The future is an open book that is full of hope. You can try to prepare for it, but it is always full of surprises and exciting changes. There is no reason to worry about it.
As much as you may worry that worry will actually do no good. Worrying about health problems, financial problems, and simply getting older will not keep them from happening. All that you can really do is put some defense mechanisms in place, and try to use those prior experiences to handle the curve balls that are thrown your way.
However, you can also keep yourself optimistic and excited about what the future holds for you. There is always hope. For many people a hopeful attitude can help get you through the darkest of times, and it may even be what opens you up to some of the most positive opportunities of your life.
Allow yourself to dream. Those dreams are filled with hope and give you something to strive for. Remember, you can find hope for tomorrow.
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Herb Ammons appreciates the appeal of having relatable stories associated with brands. He's committed to offering women a platform that empowers, inspires, and connects, all wrapped up in a brand that shares their common journey towards indiscriminate self-belief and an unwaveringly happy life.