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Keeping yourself from things you want

Keeping yourself from things you want

Ask almost any person who’s single and they’ll likely tell you they love the idea that their soulmate is out there actively searching the world for them.

But show up in their town as the person doing the searching and the most likely scenario is rejection of the person and the idea. People want the “fairy tale”, but are also quick to reject it.

This is a case where people’s attitudes & beliefs have a direct impact on the outcome of their experience. You can’t have the fairy tale while rejecting it as a possibility at the same time.

It’s good to be careful, but cynicism, pessimism, and baggage often do very little good when it comes to building a better future.

Be careful of keeping yourself from things that you want because your attitude and outlook are not congruent with getting them.

Labels are limits

Labels are limits

While labels can be targets to strive for, more often than not, labels are limits. People define the boundaries of their lives and what they are capable of achieving by the labels they give themselves and those they choose to conform to their lives to.

Before you apply a label to any aspect of your life, make sure you’re not adopting it as a means to excuse yourself from personal growth, working on yourself, or doing as much as you are capable of doing in life.

Labels are limits

Looking but not seeing

Looking but not seeing

We live in a world where people look, but don’t see. Hear, but don’t listen. Experience, but don’t learn. And are given warnings, but ignore them.

Just because something has been expressed before by someone else in one way or another – and nearly everything has – it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth repeating.

Sometimes it isn’t just the message that matters, it’s the messenger.

Get out of your head

Get out of your head

When it comes to productivity & accomplishment, too many people spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. Your thoughts produce far fewer results than your actions ever do.

The world doesn’t see what you think, it only sees what you do. If you want to make a significant difference in your own life or someone else’s, you must transform your thoughts into actions that get results.

Get out of your head

Get out of your head

Challenge what you believe

Challenge what you believe

If you’re not ever willing to challenge what you believe, there’s a good chance that you’re harboring beliefs that no longer serve you. Or at the very least, harboring beliefs that are not a reflection of reality. Especially if you only surround yourself with people who believe the same things you do.

Likes and your life

Likes and your life

It is far more meaningful to receive a single acknowledgment for making a significant difference in one person’s life than it is to collect thousands of likes for something that will be forgotten in less than a minute.

At the end of your life, no one is going to care how many likes you got. And it’s highly likely that you won’t either.

How to slow down time

How to slow down time

One of the reasons life appears to pass more quickly as we age is because we become engrained in comfort. A lack of novelty in one’s life leads to time passing with little worth remembering.

If you want to slow down the rate at which your life appears to be passing you by, embrace new experiences, set new goals, and challenge yourself.

~ June 7, 2019

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