Day 17 of 84 Days of 84 Ribbons: More Ballet Truths – More Life Truths
On Day 13 I mentioned Melanie Doskocil’s blog, Ballet Pages. Here are two more universal truths worth contemplating.
1. Someone else will always have more than you or be better than you.
It doesn’t matter if it’s money, fame or a position earned by hard work, eventually another person will take over your spot. Therefore, focus on what you can accomplish, do your best and be grateful for the experience.
2. The only person who can make you happy is you.
The root of our happiness is our relationship with ourselves, What we fo affects our mood; what we feel affects our attitude, so strive to keep +learning, do your best and be happy with yourself.
It’s hard to realize we’re expendable when we’ve put so much work into developing our skills, raising our family, following our dream. Looking back to the universals from day 13, I think being ready and able to relinquish our varied roles is difficult. We’ll never get everything we want and we’ll never be 100% ready for that change but, if we can see how we’ve influenced those who take out places perhaps that will ease the transition (for us).