Most emotional issues arise from the fact that there’s something within us that we cannot accept. We resent our limitations and want to be someone else. We daydream about what we’d do if we had another chance or if we could change something about our bodies, our relationships or current life as it is. As a result, we disregard our own possibilities and those in the moment—and we don’t do what we can do, get what we want or become who we’d like to be.

We can all find plenty of reasons to dislike our current life, whatever state it’s in. But this really isn’t beneficial, either to ourselves or to those with whom we live. Some of the most stimulating examples of success have come from people who have faced some kind of challenge, yet opted to play the game of life splendidly.

As soon as we begin to accept what we might perceive as limitations, they can be viewed as fascinating, challenging opportunities. Rebelling against our limitations gets us nowhere. Instead, we must summon our most adventurous, daring selves to accept ourselves as a bundle of possibilities, the likes of which have never been assembled in any other body in the past (nor will they be again in the future). This lets us undertake the most interesting game in the world: Making the most of our best.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience