Feeling sorry for yourself is insidious. Most of the time you don’t even realize you’re doing it. But self-pity is the biggest block to feeling the joy and empowerment in the moment and hence to success in general. The clue is whenever you’re not actually enjoying being alive, regardless of what’s going on, you’re in self-pity. It’s another way of saying you’ve lost perspective.
To regain it fully now, let go of your personal history and imagine with all your imaginative skills brought to bear, that you’re an alien who’s just been dropped into this body and given this memory bank, this set of resources (and liabilities), with a simple brief to make the very best of it no matter what.
This means you have no preconceived ideas about how life should be, no prejudices about what’s easy or difficult, just a brief to carry out a particular mission: make the most of what’s happening from moment to moment.
Suddenly without these prejudices, everything becomes a game instead of a chore, and freed of your burden of judgment, you’re able to play it full of gleeful (alien style) curiosity.
In this mode things work out spontaneously to produce the optimal result for you.
I wish you the optimal result from today, dear reader.