We owe it to ourselves and our own internal state to say, ‘Hey, this is my life, I can live it poorly or I can live it well.’ And that does not just mean living it well in terms of some external concept of what that means.
The bottom line you need to look at is: how you really feel; how the way you do things makes you feel; and whether you are satisfied with that, or would like to feel much better? And if you would like to feel better you are going to need to do things differently, or you are not going to feel better. For most people, it’s totally an accident how they feel, and is not the result of some thought-out and planned goal, like ‘I want to be more centered, I want to be more clear, I don’t want my thoughts spinning out of control all the time,’ etc.
Ultimately whether you are going to achieve those things or not is a product of how you go about doing things – how you set yourself up to do them, how you actually go about doing them. There are a lot of things involved that we never learned to look at, except maybe in one area or another where we got more concerned about getting it really right and which as a result works better for us than other parts of our life do.