October 15, 2019     Daily Post

Just Be Thankful For The Day

Just because you’re brilliant, doesn’t mean you’ll only have good days.

Or weeks. Or months.

A developer can build the most popular blog on the Internet, but still be scrambling for full/part-time work for the coming months. I’ve seen it happen, and it’s OK. There are no guarantees, no ‘guaranteed successes’, no sure-things. We can just be thankful for the day.

A designer can win a worldwide award, but still struggle with elements of design that to this day elude their mastery. I’ve seen it happen, and it’s OK. There are no perfect designs, or perfect designers. We can just be thankful for the day, and what we’ve achieved so far.

An entrepreneur can build many amazing businesses, but still find themselves on their knees in crippling discomfort at home. I’ve seen it happen, and it’s OK. There are no perfect lives, or individuals who have it all worked out – they only make it seem that way. We can just be thankful for the day, and the opportunities to build what we’ve built so far.

As Seneca the Younger, the famous Stoic philosopher once wrote, “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.”