Today I want to talk a little about motivation.
Motivation is something so simple and yet allows us to push the boundaries of what would otherwise be the norm. Without motivation we would not do anything challenging and our comfort zone would be extremely small.
Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes and is a crucial aspect of progress and growth. When times get hard, we motivate ourselves to continue. This is such a powerful aspect of our race.
Today I am going to quit smoking because of my health or children. I am going to start working out. I am going to ______.
Personally, most of my motivation stems from love. I run two different businesses (not including blogging), so my motivation is that I love being an entrepreneur and starting something that never existed before. I am motivated by my loved ones and providing the best for them and me.
Whatever the case may be, find your motivation.
Sorry about the hiatus, I was (and still a little bit) under the weather,
I want to talk about happiness and I mean the true kind of happiness where you don’t need a reason to smile:
We all suffer for things that burden us, from everyday life to problems that have randomly occurred causing a major reevaluation of things. The truth is these scenarios will never stop happening but how we interact with them can.
How we see life on a minute by minute basis, dictates our emotions.
A little fact: A true human emotion will last for only 90 seconds and after our brain is telling itself to keep feeling that emotion or to move on to another one.
So we literally tell ourselves how we want to feel. I know that sometimes it’s more complicated than that but when it comes down to it, that’s the truth. And you’re saying to yourself, “okay stranger on the other side of the blog, easy for you to preach” right?
I suffer from extreme social anxiety amongst other things. This really cripples my social interactions on the daily. I have a really hard time socializing with people because of past experiences that I have dealt with.
Along with other things, I have worked very hard to retrain my brain to think positively and gain a whole to perspective on life. There are still times when it rears it’s ugly head but I have made tremendous progress.
Train your brain everyone.
Happiness starts today.
I want to talk about doing something today.
We all have plans of something we want to do or be and for some reason we keep putting it off. There are always excuses that prevent us from taking action.
My favorite excuse is “it’s just not the right time”. I have to remind myself that there is never going to be a “perfect moment for anything because there is only right now. If I wait for this magical moment, I might never do it.
I have literally spent years of my life putting things off that I should have done or said because of some stupid excuse. Today is the day my friends. Learning how to say yes was a bitter struggle for me.
My friend: “Do you want to go here or do this”
Me: “Naw, I’ve got too much going on today”
Most of what I write on my blog is for me. I write to remind myself that I need to do these things. If there are other people in the world that get something out of it then that makes it even better but the basis is for me.
Today is the day. I have to do things now.
I want to talk a little bit about happiness.
This is a weird thing. What does it mean to be happy. Every person on earth has a different perspective of what happiness means. For some, it’s money, for others it’s love, and everything else in between.
Who’s to say that one is right and the other is wrong? We are all just different. There really is no right or wrong answer. If it makes you happy and it’s not hurting anyone else, then go for it.
You are in charge of you. Don’t do things for other people if you’re just going to be miserable. People that really love you will respect your decisions in life because they know that you are happy. Let them make their own choices and you make yours.
Be in charge of you. Start today. Every day we make choices, so it’s time that you start making choices that will make you happy. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.
I want to talk about making progress.
This is the idea that we are constantly working towards something better. This could really mean anything that you want it to be. We could be talking about health, finances, career, mood, and so on.
The main point is that you should be working towards something better. Don’t settle for anything less than what you want in life. You have the potential of attaining anything you want so why not push yourself to get it.
Life is a one time deal. Now is all we have so make it count. Yesterday is not who I am today because I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m working toward something better.
Don’t be discouraged if some days are tougher than others and you feel like no progress is made. This is called life friends and it happens. The absolute best thing that you can do is get back up and keep on going.
For me, I have dealt with my positivity in the past. I had a terrible habit of looking at the negative in everything which in turn affected my mood and how I treated others. This was actually the reason why I start Inspiration Here We Come. I really needed to start training my brain to think positively and I have made a ton of progress.
I will always make an effort to be better than I was yesterday.
I want to talk a little bit about ideas.
Everyone has a business idea that they either have or are working on. It’s important to know that the strength of the idea is never as important as the execution of that idea.
There are plenty of dumb ideas that make millions of dollars and millions of brilliant ideas that never leave the garage. How you execute makes all the difference. Take the pet rock, for example, this is literally a rock that people bought. You can find rocks almost anywhere in the world, but for some reason people paid millions of dollars for this particular one.
There is so much that goes into making a business successful. The idea is just the first part. I really want to make that clear because it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. I don’t want to deter anyone but rather prepare you.
Always have a plan and a back up plan. Know where you’re going and how you’re getting there. Never just depend on the masses spreading your idea. You have to get it out there. Knock down doors and make your voice heard.
ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN.
I want to talk a little bit about laughter:
Life is so hectic and we are so serious trying to get everything done. We seriously need to take a break and laugh about something. Laughter is the spice of life and we don’t do it nearly enough.
I have to remind myself (almost daily) not to take myself so seriously and to allow laughter to flow through my soul. This simple aspect changes how i approach daily activities and how I interact with people.
Laughter is a unique experience that gives our soul the ability to smile. Sometimes, laughter can be difficult with all the craziness of the day but it is worth it.
Please friends, don’t allow the hardship of the day to weigh you down. Take a moment and remember the goodness of anything that makes you smile. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at the world. Just laugh.