This last value is one that sometimes rubs people the wrong way.
If I’m being honest, it sometimes rubs me the wrong way.
I don’t know where I got it, but I have an undying belief that things can always be better.
Maybe it’s why I ended up as an entrepreneur because I can’t help looking at the world and thinking of ways it can be improved.
One of my favorite quotations is from Heraclitus:
“Nothing endures but change.”
If you think about it, it’s absolutely true.
The world is always changing.
Relationships are always changing as well, sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in cataclysmic shifts.
I believe that rather than burying my head in the sand and hoping that everything will always be the way it is right now, I need to figure out how I can be mindful, live in the moment, and adapt to whatever comes my way.
That doesn’t mean I need to be a passive observer of my own life. It just means that I can make a lot more progress if I acknowledge reality and work with it rather than deny reality and work against it.
It is what it is.
To that end, I will continue the work of The Mental Health Update for as long as I am able.
I will continue to write because I love to do so–but also because I want to share what I’ve learned. I don’t want anyone else to feel the way I did when I was struggling and couldn’t find any answers to my mental health questions.
And I will continue to be curious about my values.
The values in this list are the ones, I believe, that form the strong foundation of my mission to make mental health meaningful and accessible.
And they are the ones that will help to launch the soaring vision statement I’m working on, to provide the most relatable mental health content in the world.