Most people hide from difficulty and internal turmoil. You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to find yourself. Remember this: your problems will always travel with you.
I even like to take it one step further. When something bad happens to my health, relationships, or finances, I’m thankful.
Every setback is an opportunity to test your self-reliance. That’s why you have to celebrate adversity. Without it, you will never become a complete and reliable person.
Separate yourself from everything
Nothing is forever. We forget that in daily life. We get attached to objects, people, and memories.
To truly appreciate something, you have to realize that you will lose it one day. If you believe that you will live forever or that you will be loved until the end of time, you get lazy. You will take things for granted.
But once you separate yourself from everything in life, you become a passenger who tries to make the most out of every single minute.
Always keep this in the back of your mind: I owe nothing, and nothing is owed to me.
When you do that, you’re not only self-reliant but also appreciative of life.