Fuel for our current mindset

Its miraculous how we manipulate our circumstances to fit our emotional state. I was reminded of this today while listening to a (great) podcast with Jerry Colonna and Rand Fiskin. Rand was sharing his struggles with depression and how, everything, no matter the content, became proof of just how screwed he was: "I was in Italy in an absolutely beautiful garden thinking to myself, FUCK, why can't I build something beautiful like this?" (paraphrased)

And it's true. So true.

When you're feeling up, it's easy to see setbacks as fun challenges or meaningful growth opportunities.

When you're feeling down, even the sun and the stars are out to get you.

Remember -- your circumstances are simply fuel for your current mindset. Meaning, things probably aren't as bad (or good) as they currently feel.