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Changing yourself AND rising over adversity

Here’s an example of 懐石 (Kaiseki Ryori) A traditional kind of Gourmet cuisine from Japan, composed by a lot of little different dishes, behind each one there’s a different taste, texture, techniques, shapes and colors.

Whether you like it or not – CHANGE is the only way to keep yourself relevant.

But why do i say that? isn’t being “stable” in life, considered a wiser and risk-free alternative? Might be, but is it as effective when it comes to overcoming the challenges that life presents you with on a daily basis? Let me explain :

You may be wondering by now why i have introduced you to this topic with a brief explanation of Kaiseki Ryori, and you might be saying : “What is this dude even talking about?! Food and challenges?” HEY, just hear me out, it’s all… connected.

Just how each and every little dish that this traditional way of caressing an individual’s palate enables the client to experience the multilayered flavors of the course, you too have some tools at your disposal that can help you see and act… differently.

I’m talking about Habits. In this kind of cuisine, a lot of different flavors are used, mixed and matched with a specific technique related to the dish itself, and by doing so the main protagonist of the dish has all of its characteristic enhanced, set and ready to give its best in the client’s mouth – If you think about it and try to apply this mindset when approaching your problems, it’s EASILY more effective because you’re tackling the problem with all the tools and methods you need to solve it. The tricky thing though is developing these habits – these little foundations on which, in my opinion, a person should be based on.

These habits may vary from individual, but i’d like to list a few of my favorites :

  • Consuming Healthy & Nutritious Food
  • Exercise regularly
  • Being more Disciplined
  • Learn new things everyday

If you have a strong mind and a strong body, and by extent – some good habits – you will find that dealing with your problems becomes incredibly easier, here i just gave you a bunch of examples, but habits can be adapted pretty much anywhere because you create and maintain them to suit YOUR needs. For example : Are you afraid of social interactions and you wish you were more talkative and affable? Create a habit to talk to at least one random stranger a day, without resorting to the same topic. You will see that after a week it’ll feel a lot better and you improved. In the end, habits are tools that you must master and keep on repeatingly use so you can reap fruits out of them.

It doesn’t take much, you just need to make the first step and then keeping on making other little steps, you can be sure to see amazing results by doing this – And as i was comparing all the little attentions and ways of cooking a specific food, habits are exactly the same thing, little details that’ll make things good.

So you can clearly see that by NOT changing, experimenting and trying things out by making the first step – not only you’d devoid yourself of being able to see things in a new light, at the same time you would be making yourself a disservice by lacking your tools for being able to solve your problems. Being flexible and forcing yourself to adapt is Key.

And now i will end my point with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite inspiring individual :

” Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. “

– Bruce Lee

Thanks for reading,
Take care.