“…our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.” – M. Scott Peck
Sometimes you come across a quote or saying that is the perfect thing at that exact moment. This was the case for me when I first heard M. Scott Peck’s quote regarding “our finest moments.”
I was at a particularly low point, not just feeling sorry for myself but feeling lost and without any sense of direction. On accident, I stumbled across the Peck quote and as if fate had intervened, something woke up inside of me.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
Whenever I am feeling low, particularly when my anxiety rears up or I’m feeling particularly alone in the world, I remember that some of my greatest moments will be born from some of my worst. I can’t promise a quote will set you on the right path, but if you’re in a negative space, try and draw inspiration and motivation wherever you can. And if things are really bad, ask for help from a trusted professional or friend.