Hope like that, as I thought before, doesn’t make you a weak person. It’s hopelessness that makes you weak. Hope makes you stronger because it brings with it a sense of reason. Not a reason for how or why they were taken from you, but a reason for you to live. Because it’s a maybe. A ‘maybe someday things won’t always be this shit.’ And that ‘maybe’ immediately makes the shittiness better.
Creating Good Habits
Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
― Lao Tzu
Our lives are based on our habits, the good ones, and the bad ones. The habits we adopt in our lives dictate what we eat, how we react to situations, our aspirations, and our outlook on life. So many people I know complain about something not going well in their lives, but few of them actually do anything about it. To be successful in any area of your life, whether it’s success in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, success in achieving wealth, success in becoming a better person, parent, or partner……You have to build good habits and make time for what’s important in your life. Overall wellness comes with a healthy mind, body, and soul. To have this we must create good habits for ourselves that will make that happen.Continue reading “Creating Good Habits”
Living The Simple Life
A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.
― Victoria Moran
6 Lessons to Help You Navigate The Real World
It’s great to have an active imagination, but eventually, you have to come back to the real world! ~YNG
The “real world” sucks! It’s filled with disappointments, hard lessons, frequent pain, and lots of changes. You drown yourself in work trying to progress to the next level. While struggling with trying to find the answers to the hard lessons life tosses at you, it becomes a complicated sea of disappointments and changes. The “real world” is like the school of hard knocks, where you’re taught to navigate through success and failures in order to align your future and achieve your goals.
While you’re fighting to keep your head above water in the real world, don’t forget to come up to take a breath. Life is about breathing, it’s about living your best life but most importantly, life is about knowing when to slow down, when to
Life Hacks to Navigate the Real World.
Fear is an Anchor – You have the choice to Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise. Fear will weigh you down like an anchor. Don’t be afraid to take educated chances but also don’t be afraid to walk away if something doesn’t make sense to you.
Keep Up with Current Events – Don’t get immersed in the news but try to keep up. I felt a bit out of it when a friend of mine asked if I had heard about the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. I hadn’t! It’s easy to get so caught up in life that everything else becomes secondary.
Identify What You Want – What you don’t want in life is just as important as what you don’t want. If you put all your focus on what you want, you’ll end up attracting what you don’t want. If you’re constantly running after money, money is going to find a way to run away from you. Instead run after knowledge, skills, and wisdom and all the good things will follow.
Don’t Ignore Your Problems– Ignoring your problems doesn’t just make them magically disappear! Sooner rather than later those problems will get worse, address your problems.
Do What’s Important First – Make a list of all the things that are important to you and do them first! Procrastination is the most common time waster. We tend to put those important things off in favor of little things. Those little things add up and can take up a huge chunk of time.
Never Ignore your Instincts- This has saved me so many times. I’ll say this honestly, friends don’t know what’s right for you! It’s important to have friends and colleagues to talk to but never ignore your own instincts. No one knows what’s best for you, but you! your instincts will help you evaluate circumstances better than anyone else.
The Best Life Possible
I believe that nothing is stronger than the imagination. That life is indeed stranger than fiction. That dreams are so powerful, they can create reality. That experience triumphs over knowledge. That a simple smile can cure a broken heart and love is the strongest thing on this planet. If you believe this is true, you’re already on your way to the best life possible.