Not every day has to be glorious

You read a lot of self-help material. You read books, blogs, and magazines articles that you think will help you grow as a person, to be happier, to be more successful.

This is a good thing, because if you want to get the most out of life, you have to learn the lessons that it teaches you. Sometimes it’s not always obvious what they are. Sometimes you read something that helps you deal with a problem, or frame a situation in a certain way. So being a seeker of lessons is a good trait.

But it can also put pressure on you.

Now, maybe you want to put pressure on yourself, because you want that extra push to help you do what you want to do. But it’s important to do so in a kind way.

Self improvement can give the impression that every day has to be a huge success. Maybe your food has run out, your house is on fire, your psoriasis is flaring up, and you just got fired from your job. But did you learn the lessons from this housefire? Did you take the time to count the blessings of hunger? Are you being mindful in your unemployment right now?

Not every day has to be glorious.

Even Marcus Aurelius, Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, [insert person you look up to here], had/have bad days.

Some days are about glory and victory. Some days are just about putting one foot in front of the other.