Downward and Upward Spirals

"It's helpful to get into the habit of plucking the weeds and tending the flowers in your life" —Keith Ferrazzi

People are either on a downward or upward spiral in life.

Those on a downward spiral become more rotten with age. Those on an upward spiral become happier in time.

In my experience, I've never seen anyone change spirals.

Yet, it can be hard to tell which one a person is on as individuals can be on different spirals but still very close to each other in character.

Why?

Because those on a downward spiral can be on a very slow descent, while others on an upward spiral can be on a very gradual climb.

So how can you tell the difference?

People on an upward spiral embrace the truth. And those on a downward spiral lie to themselves and others.

And you can't force people to embrace the truth.

So what do you do with people on the downward spiral?

You remove those on a downward spiral from your life!

Or don't and face the consequences.

While I bet a lot of you are nodding your head to this even though you are on that same downward spiral.

The only person you can change is yourself.

You need to start looking in the mirror.

Stop lying to yourself and start embracing the truth.

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