#wisdomwednesday I think it is important to do the things that make you happy, to be pumped about what you do, do things that bring you positive energy and great fulfillment. No matter what is going on in the world, it is important to flip any negativity into positivity. There's always something good that comes out of a bad situation. Three things that help me do this, in my experience would be:⁣

Have a proper power base, in other words, have a good foundation: build with your peers. I am so lucky and blessed to have so many great people in my life in regards to family, brothers, buddies. I've always been so fortunate to have the opportunity to look up and have inspiration all around me, in regards to the closest people that I love. I think that is super important, to surround yourself with people who inspire you, who believe in you, who want the best for you. ⁣

Find the proper reasons: Find reasons to keep you motivated, find reasons to better yourself, push forward, no matter what, even the toughest journeys lead to incredible destinations. It is all about pushing through, and pushing past your limits, because when pushing past your limits, amazing things happen. There's always going to be ups and downs, but I think it is just important to enjoy the ride, enjoy the process, be patient, and play the long game, because you never know what's going to happen.⁣

Take responsibility: I've always had the mentality that if something happens, good or bad, it's my fault, and I have the ability to change it, to find a solution, to make it better, and to get myself out of something. Something that's also helped me tremendously is try not to expect anything from anybody, and when doing something, do not expect anything in return. Do something because you want to do it, because it makes your heart happy and it's the right thing to do. ⁣
Ryan Benoit