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We See What We Want to See

We all have an internal dialog that’s constantly running, interpreting the world around us, telling us how we measure up. It’s good to be aware of it because if it’s negative, this is usually a sign that something’s gone wrong.

Life isn’t good or bad; it just is. How we choose to interpret it is up to us.

For example: I had cancer. That’s a fact.

I survived cancer. Also a fact.

The treatment left me damaged. Yes, it did.

Granted, it took me a few years to fully understand this, but looking back on it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m a better, more resilient, and empathetic person because of it.

I get to choose how I’m going to interpret the experience.

Once you realize this, it changes everything.