Our life is never on the outside. It is always on the inside. The invisible life always produces the visible life. Life works “inside out”. Quite often, we fall into the trap of externalizing huge chunks of our life. We feel that we are under the control of others, we feel that opportunities exist outside our grasp. But actually, these things come from within. No one can take them away from you. You can misplace them, you can forget them, but they’re always there.
Fulfillment comes in part from understanding that happiness and success do not depend upon things that exist on the outside. All the pieces you need to be happy and successful are woven into the fabric of your talents and abilities, your mind, your heart, your soul and your energy.
When circumstances change, and you feel like something has been taken away from you — say for instance, a job, a relationship, some future opportunity, many people default to feeling as though they’ve ‘lost’ something. But all of the good, strong, striving and thriving attributes that won you those successes are still there, waiting for your sense of internal drive to catch up.
When you learn to recognize the characteristics, skills, and potential paths that exist within you in the form of choices, you will gain a huge amount of power over your life. You will gain a sense of newfound independence, and you will have vast reservoirs of confidence from which you can build incredible things.