Let’s be emphatic!
What doesn’t work
Truth is pragmatic. You can’t deal with a problem if you don’t know what it is. Dishonesty and denial are dysfunctional.
Surrendering to your thoughts, feelings, and desires isn’t the most effective way to live. If your attitude and behaviors aren’t enriching your life, change them.
Self-focus is a distraction from everyone and everything else. Life offers so much more to care about than self!
Improving your circumstances without improving your thoughts, desires, and emotions isn’t a practical way to overcome misery. If you work to get what you want, but neglect what gives you inner peace and joy, you’re not being pragmatic.
Idealism is pragmatic. Without some form of idealism, life tends to be discouraging and unmotivating.
Faith is powerful and pragmatic idealism. The most pragmatic thing you can do for inner peace is to spontaneously follow and obey the living Jesus.
It's not pragmatic To live by habit And stay ever stuck In painful thoughts, Behaviors, and emotions. It's pragmatic Being ecstatic About Jesus The more enthusiastic I am about Him, The more peace I have.