One Day At A Time

So today will be one of the most interesting days I’ve had in a long time. As I write this, I do this because it’s how I plan on starting my day.  I believe it’s a good habit to start, so that it will allow me to be more focused on what else needs to be done as apart of a guide.

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When Getting Discouraged isn’t an option.

Alright, Alright, Alright!!! Today is once again, going to be a wonderful and amazing day. Not only am I amped up and excited about how my day is going, but I am going to motivate and encourage the same positive energy that is within you to come out and have some fun. One thing that I have learned over time is to smile. Not only to smile when things are going good, but even more so when things are at its most difficult to handle. So before we go any further, let’s bring out those million dollar smiles, and make this day one of the best days we’ve had in a long time. 

Now a lot of us have bad days, weeks,months or even years, (as for myself, I’ve had a rough few years lol) but whatever the case it is, that doesn’t mean we have to allow it to stay like that. Every day that we wake up is a new opportunity to start over and change the way the previous day ended for us, to the way we want it to be. Leave yesterday in the past. It does nothing for you when you bring those events into today. 

If you were to ask me why are we here, I would respond with this simple statement. We are all here on this beautiful planet, I believe, is to be happy, to live up to our full potential, and to lift up others along side of us. Also I would add to jokingly, eating tacos.

up and excited about how my day is going, but I am going to motivate and encourage the same positive energy that is within you to come out and have some fun. One thing that I have learned over time is to smile. Not only to smile when things are going good, but even more so when things are at its most difficult to handle. So before we go any further, let’s bring out those million dollar smiles, and make this day one of the best days we’ve had in along time. 

Now a lot of us have bad days, weeks,months or even years, (as for myself, I’ve had a rough few years lol) but whatever the case it is, that doesn’t mean we have to allow it to stay like that. Every day that we wake up is a new opportunity to start over and change the way the previous day ended for us, to the way we want it to be. Leave yesterday in the past. It does nothing for you when you bring those events into today. 

If you were to ask me why are we here, I would respond with this simple statement. We are all here on this beautiful planet, I believe, is to be happy, to live up to our full potential, and to lift up others along side of us. Also I would add to jokingly, eating tacos.

So before I finish, I’d like to share one last thing with you, and its some advice I wish I had learned sooner.  Stay positive, regardless of what you’re facing.  These are my words of encouragement for today.  Whether you are a religious person, atheist, or somewhere in between, all of us know the power of staying positive and the power of hope that it gives us. So if we can change our mindset to stay positive at all times, in the mornings when we wake up, or right before we go to bed, or while we  are stuck in traffic,  or when things are rough  and chaotic or when things are going smoothly, slowly but surely you’ll see how much things will begin to change for the better. That positive mindset will allow you to take the chances to move forward in life, to see opportunities that are right in front of you, and most importantly to live a happier life.


So before I finish, I’d like to share one last thing with you, and its some advice I wish I had learned sooner.  Stay positive, regardless of what you’re facing.  These are my words of encouragement for today.  Whether you are a religious person, atheist, or somewhere in between, all of us know the power of staying positive and the power of hope that it gives us. So if we can change our mindset to stay positive at all times, in the mornings when we wake up, or right before we go to bed, or while we  are stuck in traffic,  or when things are rough  and chaotic or when things are going smoothly, slowly but surely you’ll see how much things will begin to change for the better. That positive mindset will allow you to take the chances to move forward in life, to see opportunities that are right in front of you, and most importantly to live a happier life.

Creating A Support Circle

With everything you do, whether you know it or not, you’re not alone. We all have people in life that are around us providing us some sort of support through emotional, financial or even physical support by just being there for us.  So that you don’t forget, take the time and opportunity to show them that you appreciate them. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it should be something to show them that you are grateful to have them in your life.  A simple hug, lunch or just a personal hand written letter.

Sooo… show some love.  🙂

Just do it.

Once again I’ve seem to have fallen off the wagon  when it comes to writing. Maybe this isn’t exactly what I want, or maybe…I need to set this as a higher priority. I think the later is more accurate. So with that said, let’s cover a few things to help make sure not only myself, but to those of you reading this that we focus on what we need to make the changes WE want in our life, and achieve the goals we desire.

Here’s a list of obstacles that seem to be reoccurring:
Time management. Over the course of the day, it’s easy to get caught up with what’s going on. My suggestion would be to create a schedule or routine broken down either by day, or by week. It doesn’t have to be followed minute by minute, but rather as a guide.

Keep thinking about your goals: Keeping it in the back of your mind allows you to stay focused, and work harder, as well as smarter when doing your daily task. However, try not to dwell too much to the point you become distracted by it. It should be motivation not a hinderance.

Stay positive: Nothing happens over night so don’t let that discourage you, amd neither should the effort needed. There’s a reason why you believe that you can do it, so just trust your instincts.

Don’t be afraid to fail….Ever.  It may happen, it may not,  but even if you do,  it’s not the end of the world,it’s just another opportunity to try again.

So go out there and make those dreams a reality.

Keep The Fire Burning

I’m not sure how everyone is, but for me, I sometimes find myself losing the motivation to keep up with the desire of becoming a better person. There’s many reason for it, however, when I keep in mind what my goals are, the fire inside me begins to consume me once again. I no longer become tired, lazy, or helpless and I find ways to push past these mental and physical roadblocks and move forward. The things I want in life slowly creep into my mind and whisper to me. And in those moments, I realize how important it is to not give in to my earthly desires, but more of which can feed my soul and make me happy in the long run.

I don’t believe I need lots of money, big mansions, or dozens of exotic sports cars. I would just like a nice simple life to enjoy. Whether it’s with a family of my own, or just being able to spend time with friends and family. I would love to own a mustang, and rebuild it eventually, and a career that I would enjoy every day of my life that allows me to have everything that i need That’s what I wake up for every day. Nothing more, nothing less.

So I do what I must, and keep working hard.  My mantra…”Starve the Ego, and Feed the Soul.”

From Thoughts To Actions

After writing the last post, (more so updating and editing it) I realize that all that was said was just that. Words. So I’ve decided to follow through and formulate a way to enable that change from within.   So in order for me to do this, I , as well as those of you reading, must first change from within and free myself of that which holds me back.

I was once told to be a flower. Hearing that at first made me question what did that even mean. A flower? Not a lion, eagle or maybe a tiger or anything empowering? Nope. A flower, and as they began to explain it to me I had to first listen to what they were trying to say to me.  So as I put aside the normal train of thought about what sounded cool, and open my ears as they explained to me that a flower does not compete with anything other than itself as it grows. It’s main focus is to grow and blossom. It doesn’t concern itself with being anything other than what it is. It only needs sunlight, which in this case positive thoughts, self affirmations and encouragement, water and nutrients for food, which eating healthy would be its equivalence. Adding of course healthy soil, which would be immersing yourself in an environment for you to plant your roots deep enough not to blow away, and not deep enough to where it struggles.  So find your comfort zone, where ever or whatever it may be.

So with that being said, lets see what would help us become such a magnificent flower.

I mentioned before about positive thoughts, and self affirmations. If you’re unfamiliar with the later, it’s basically like a mantra or saying that you tell yourself. An example would be “today is going to be a good day”.  By saying this to yourself, you slowly alter your mindset into actually believing it, thus allowing you to become more receptive to the idea, and with time, remove other negative thoughts in your mind. So whatever it is your trying to overcome, tell yourself you can, just like the Little Engine That Could.

 

 

First Thing’s First

Believe In Yourself
When you decide to make a change, look around you and take in the moment, and observe everything that’s going on. The people, the atmosphere, every little detail that’s there. Let it be ingrained into your memory of what this was, and smile, for this shall never be again.

Now once you decided to make this decision, I believe you’ve already done three things.

The first which is the hardest, yet most rewarding, which was taking the first step and not accepting the way things are. The next thing you’ve done is realize your potential. You’ve decided that you no longer want to be the current you, but be the person you were meant to be. Last but not least, you’ve taken control of your life, making your dreams come true, and redefining what your definition of happiness is. The best part of all of this is no matter what, you will be glad that you did.

You’re in the process of changing the directions in your life’s journey. Many people want to, but few ever do. Don’t wish for things to change, be the change. So be proud, brave and keep on believing that your efforts aren’t in vain.  Because its not.  It’s only a matter of time before you succeed if you don’t give up.

Remember this…” A journey cannot begin without the most important step.  The first one.”…