If there is one piece of advice that has sustained me throughout my career, it's that you are never as good as people say you are online and you are never as bad as people say you are online. If people are saying great things, stay humble and don't get caught up in your own hype and if people are criticizing you, take a step back and gain perspective. اگه يك نصيحت بوده كه من رو در زمينه كارى ام حفظ كرده اين بوده كه تو هيچ وقت به اون خوبى كه آدمها ميگن در دنياى مجازى هستى، نيستى. و هيچ وقت به بدى كه ميگن در اين دنياى مجازى هم هستى، نيستى. اگه آدمها در موردت حرف هاى خوبى ميزنن، فروتن و متواضع بمون و به خودت مغرور نشو. اگر هم تو رو نقد ميكنن، يك قدم به عقب بردار و از زاويه ديگه اى بهش نگاه كن. #persoective#kushascorner@an_earthbound_misfit thank you for Farsi translation
I gave myself the mountains for my birthday
Mount Arthur 1795m
I've been feeling a lot of hardships in life lately, things seem quite overwhelming. So I decided to climb Mount Arthur on my birthday, to prove to myself that I certainly can do hard things. If I made it to the summit, I thought, I would feel like everything else in my life is trivial. But today scaling the mountains wasn't hard, it was an absolute joy.
I wrote in the hut book that it's my 26th birthday, and then quite a few people I crossed paths with just said "happy birthday!" as I came upon them!
It has been raining non stop lately, and my birthday was the only day in the forecast that showed sun, and boy was it beautiful. I think that things just worked out for the best because I had the intention of having the best time.
But it's all in the power of perception. I could have had the same circumstances, and if my mind had been different, this story would be different. I could have been upset I got sunburnt, for example.
It's all in our perceptions.
So, going back to the challenges of everyday life. When things seem overwhelming, take a step back and try to figure out your perspective. Are you mentally telling yourself a story that's making you feel worse than you need to be? Maybe it's just your perspective. Just change your angle to look at things differently. You can scale mountains happily, if you want to.