As I write this, I sit 3 days removed from completing month 2 of the 365daychallenge!(month 2 analysis blog coming next week) Too often, people have well-meaning intentions when challenging themselves, yet fall short of the result they want: We Read more…
#1 Cut down on social media
As useful of a tool as social media has become, there is also a heavy negative correlation when it comes to one’s happiness and success. Spending too much time on social media, is not only time consuming and addicting but also has a negative effect on how we view our current state. Social media makes it too easy to compare our lives to others – typically a false representation of who that person is anyways.
Social media keeps us away from forming deep connections with people as we spend so much of our time with our head down that this once social ice breaker has become a hindrance on our ability to socialize confidently. Successful people know how to build connections, and communicate effectively.
(Anti) social media is great for promoting a brand, business and catching up with friends. Abusing the platforms however, will leave you sad, action less and worse off than before you went on. Use wisely. And do your best to eliminate easy access; why fight temptation when you can eliminate it.
#2 Stop Microwaving results
Anybody who has ever wanted to get in shape knows that a quick fix never lasts. Fad diets that have you lose 10 lbs in 5 days, rarely ends with, “and that weight never came back.” When we try to microwave the process, be it physically, professionally, or personally, we get microwaved results. And let’s be honest, microwaved dinners don’t produce abs.
Nothing good happens overnight, so we need to stop thinking this way. ‘Better’ takes consistency. A great ROI mind you.
Anything we can accomplish in a few weeks, is not the answer. Adopt the mindset that long lasting results that stick with you, take time. It’s a process. But this process not only creates an abundance of fulfillment but allows us to live the rest of our life with the result we desire, rather than temporarily having it. (more…)
Why does hearing stories of great accomplishments, and impressive feats of mental, or physical display motivate us? It’s because we admire grit, hard-work, and any quality associated with bettering oneself – life’s one true purpose. Deep down, we want to be like these people.
It’s why we admire professional athletes, awe in amazement when we watch the world’s strongest man competitions, listen to advice from top performers professionally and why we respect those willing to suffer and sacrifice for great reward. It’s the reason we get motivated to change for the better when our friends decide to improve their life first, and it’s why we constantly set goals to improve the person we are. We want to be like the people we admire.
Whether we vocalize it or not, we all love being recognized, complimented and deemed as admirable. It’s why the greatest sound in the world is the pronouncing of our name. We love to hear people talk about us.
But in order to become this person, we must test our limits, and be willing to challenge complacency.
When we think about success and happiness, a lot of the time we think tangible qualities like income, job satisfaction, family, freedom and the love we share with others – all of which make up the big picture of creating success and happiness.
However, in order to achieve the levels of happiness and success we want in those areas, we must begin with taking pride in the person we are.
By having real, authentic pride in becoming the best version of ourselves, we will consciously go through life working on strengthening those critical aspects of our lives. And with that, comes an unlimited amount of success and happiness. (more…)
I am the sort of person who hates feeling shitty, I suppose like we all do. Most people who just read that statement might have rolled their eyes, let out a “pff”, and said to themselves, “no shit Sherlock”, but what I mean by “I hate feeling shitty”, is that I hate it so much, that I don’t let it become a constant in my life.
If we all really “hated” feeling shitty, we wouldn’t continuously let ourselves feel that way; we wouldn’t continuously want to lose that same 20 lbs, dislike how we feel and look, or constantly want to switch jobs, stay in an unhealthy relationship, and have feelings of sadness, depression or worry.
With that being said, it’s important to view that statement again with this new changed perspective. Do you really hate feeling shitty, or do you instead find yourself momentarily talking yourself out of feeling that way?