This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
We all ride a rollercoaster. Some days we are at the top of the hill and preparing for the dive; some days we are at the bottom of the hill and climbing to the top. The rollercoaster is a metaphor for your mind and the moods that come along with it.
Do we wake up every day, ready to conquer the world? No. We have some days like this, but the rest are either the exact opposite or somewhere in between. This is being human.
So how do you tackle this challenge, when you have no idea what dice roll you are going to get today? You drive through it. You do the work, regardless of your mood. That’s how you continue and develop habits. You drive through your moods and do the work, anyway.
I think this was the point Goethe was making with this quote. Agree? Disagree? Respond in the comments. I’d like to hear from you.
Until next time…