Nathanael Garrett Novosel, July 19 2023

It Will Always Be Something

There’s a saying, “It’s always in the last place you look.” I believe it was Jerry Seinfeld who quickly retorted something along the lines of, “Of course it is; if you kept looking in more places after you found what you were looking for, you’d be a crazy person.” Obviously, the joke is in the double-meaning of “last place you look”—meaning both the last place where you’d think it would be (and so it took you a long time to find it) and the final place you look before you find it. What’s interesting about this comment is that it is a complaint after success; you have found whatever it is you’re looking for and are still finding a reason to complain about it.

And that’s the reality for many people: they will always find an excuse or reason to complain no matter what happens in their lives. This uncovers several insights that you should take away from this realization if you want to improve your life:

These insights can help you turn your outlook on life around pretty quickly:

This is a very straightforward solution to help you improve your life in a variety of ways. It’ll help your mood and outlook on life. It’ll help build positive relationships with others and possibly even attract more positive people into your life. It’ll help you break down barriers and go after what you want. And, probably most importantly, it’ll help you live life without regrets or resentment against the world because you won’t have felt like you were held back (when it was really you holding yourself back).

So the next time you give an excuse or complaint about why you didn’t do something and how your life would be perfect if you could only do X, then ask yourself why you can’t a. be happy despite X and b. how you can not let a setback or barrier stop you from doing what you want or love to do with your life. Because if you don’t overcome your own negative attitude (at best) or self-sabotage (at worst), it will always be something.

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Nathanael Garrett Novosel


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