#wisdomwednesday When I was thinking about what I wanted to write about this week, I thought about things that people have told me in the past that have helped me have a little bit of a different perspective. I've been able to utilize these little pieces of advice, add to them, and to try to remember them to get better and better every single day.

- "we are a direct result of our efforts". We hear it all the time, you get out what you put in, but the reason why we hear at all the time is because it's true. The better effort in which we put in, the better results we are going to achieve. And that goes with anything in life. For me, when I don't get the results in which I want, it just pushes me and forces me to reevaluate, rethink, and execute that much better, to try that much harder until it comes into fruition.

- "our success is based on a series of decisions that we make". For me, I'm a strong believer in trying to make as many good decisions as possible, to trust your gut instinct, and do things with the right intentions. We are where we are today because of the decisions that we make good or bad and every decision we make, leads us on the path in which we're supposed to be on. I think that's all part of the fun. That being said, if we do make a bad decision and we figure it out, it's not a fail, it's just a learning experience. It's only a mistake if we do it more than once, the first time is just a learning experience and a growth experience.

- "what is important, is not other people's opinions of you, it is your opinion of yourself, it is not your life if you constantly care about what others think of you". We all got to live with ourselves, and we have to do what makes us happy. It's important to love ourselves, and to let our light shine as bright as possible. And if people don't like you for you, I think they have a bigger problem.

- "Everything that you're going through right now is preparing you for what is to come". I think, it wouldn't be given to us if we couldn't handle it, sometimes we go through things or experiences happen, but all in all, it's all part of a bigger plan, it ultimately makes us better and better overall.
Ryan Benoit