“You can change it, you can accept it, or you can leave it. What is not a good option is to sit around wishing you would change it but not changing it, wishing you would leave it but not leaving it, and not accepting it. It’s that struggle, that aversion, that is responsible for most of our misery. The phrase that I use the most to myself in my head is one word: accept.”
~ Naval Ravikant
What, then, is to be done? To make the best of what is in our power, and take the rest as it naturally happens.
~ Epictetus / (Discourses, 1.1.17)
“Don’t let anyone think you aren’t enough. Don’t feel you have to achieve more just to be accepted. Be happy with your own self, minus upgrades. Stop dreaming of imaginary goals and finishing lines. Accept what marketing doesn’t want you to: you are fine. You lack nothing.”
~ Matt Haig
“All the things which cause complaint or dread are like the taxes of life—things from which … you should never hope for exemption or seek escape.”
“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”