Diary #216 Feeling Good vs Doing Well

I find it quite easy to mistake “feeling good” with “doing well”.

When I reflect on how I’m doing, my mood influences my perception.  If I’m in high spirits, naturally I will feel I’m on the right track.  It’s like looking at life through rose tinted glasses.  But emotions of course come and go, so recognising this filter is important.


Instead, I try to direct my attention to tangible progress:  am I acting to the best of my ability given my circumstances? Am I moving forward in my goals however big or small they are?


I find that this shift in perspective is like having a compass in a sea of winds and currents. By focusing on factual milestones, I can navigate more accurately, ensuring that my sense of 'doing well' is rooted in reality, not just in my current mood. 




Author: JD

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