Suyin Aerts
November 10, 2023


I am finalizing a new project, exciting but also challenging as I was getting feedback from some people this week.  I feel so grateful for the feedback I already got. When something you put a lot of effort into seems to please and touch people that is very important for me. 

I feel happy to see that I am able to inspire

And feeling grateful made me think about the feeling. It is true that the feeling boosted my optimism.

Oprah Winfrey has this nice quote about gratitude:

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

It doesn’t yet mean that this new project will be successful. But I felt happy so far working on it. I really enjoyed it. It was hard work so far but I really feel it was worth the effort.

I believe that success comes as a by-product of being happy and doing what you enjoy. It almost never happens the other way around. It’s one of the great paradoxes of life I think. Why would you expect a great return on your desires without a significant investment?

True motivation shouldn’t come from your goals alone. I see many people spending a lot of time optimizing their strategy, and maybe not enough on questioning whether they’re chasing worthwhile aims in the first place. 

Even though I have a lot of work to finish this weekend to be ready for many events next week, I will also take a moment to enjoy the joy and gratitude.

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