What if you just had one more day? What would you do differently? How much time have you already spent worrying, instead of doing something that you love?
“Somebody should tell us right at the start of our lives that we are dying and we may live our life to the limit. Every minute of every day. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. I say to you are driven by anything other than your love, spirit, desire to grow and expand–if you’re driven by your need to please others, driven by your fear, your past, it’s time to free yourself. It’s time to decide, decide consciously what you want your life to be about.”
For too many, life is spent worrying and being fearful. For too many of us we never ask the tough questions, examine our consciousness, and break ourselves down to the core. For too many of us we blame others, complain too often, and say we just didn’t get the breaks the next guy did. If only I had this or if only the coach did this, then things would have been different.
He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right
This is a disease. It’s a sin. It’s an abomination of the beautiful gift of life we have been given. The majority of life is wasted. And it’s sickening. And I’ve been there. I’ve been to the point where I’ve wondered what the hell I was doing. Why go on living? And I broke myself down, and did it for 23+ years. Finally, I decided instead of using the energy required to break myself down to use it in relentlessly going after the WHY in my life. And suddenly, things became clear.
If it exists, then one speck of dust exists.
If it doesn’t exist, then the whole cosmos doesn’t
Thich Nhat Hanh
What Hanh is referring to is that life and death are all in our minds Energy is neither created nor destroyed. It is only converted from one form to another. So you were here before being given the most beautiful thing in the universe (life) and you will be here when you “die”, just in another form. One contains everything and everything contains one.
Why Be Average? Why be normal? Why be mediocre? These types of people use anything as a crutch and will get people around them to sympathize with them. Don’t fall into the trap. It is said that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time around. So why not bring UP the 5 people around you? Be the difference in others lives by shining your illuminating light!
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us
So GET UP and start with simple changes.
1. Write down what it is you want to do in life. Write a to do list—2-3 things you’ve been putting off. And do this at night before bed and read it in the morning. And DO IT first thing in the morning.
2. Accept responsibility for everything in your life. It’s ok to get help and I highly encourage it. But it is not anyone else’s responsibility to make sure you are chasing your dream and working relentlessly to achieve your goals.
3. Drink 20-40 oz. of water right away in the morning.
4. Move Your Body. We become sophisticated and technologically advanced and the physical culture leaves some of us. Move your damn body and get all of that tension, fear, and nervous energy out! It doesn’t matter what it is. Eventually you’ll find what you want to do long-term. But don’t go half in.
5. Eat like an adult not a child. You want cereal for breakfast? You’re not a kid. Eat some eggs and veggies. You want a snack and think a snickers bar is worthy? A snack is an extension of your meals. A treat is a once in a while thing. Twenty grams of protein per snack and you’ll be much better off. It means a little preparation and thought. Be an adult.
6. Emulate and adopt people you draw inspiration from. What have the most successful people done? What habits do they adopt? What advice do they have? You don’t have to be a robot but success leaves clues.
Instead of asking WHY, ask Why Not?