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Don’t sacrifice the kind of life and health you truly desire

Excerpt from: The master of your destiny

Don’t sacrifice the kind of life and health you truly desire by catering to your short-term comfort over your long-term goals.

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Originally published on: Dec 29, 2015 @ 06:04

If you want more time

Time is one of the most powerful tools in every person’s toolbox. But like all tools, it isn’t of much use if it isn’t used effectively.

Learning to manage one’s time in an efficient manner is one of the most effective ways to free up more time to manage in an efficient manner.

If you want more time to do more things, find ways to make better use of your time. And this begins by making your time a priority in your life.

While, learning to say “No” to people is an important step towards freeing up time, if you don’t follow through by making efficient use of that time – even if that means relaxing – you are wasting it.

Don’t be fooled. There is a difference between wasting time in a way that makes your life enjoyable and wasting time by failing to be mindful of how you’re choosing to spend it.

If you want more time in your day, be mindful of how you spend it.

Potential awkwardness vs potential consequences

It’s ok to let people who seem perfectly fine know that you’re there for them and will listen without judgment if they ever just want to talk. Because the potential awkwardness in doing this is still far less significant than the potential consequences for not.

Anger is easy

Anger is easy. Try harder.

There are real problems and then there are the things people choose to focus on and respond to in anger because they’ve fooled themselves into believing that anger is a sign of strength. When in actuality, it’s a sign of weakness.

There is a time for anger, but rarely does it involve things that could easily be dismissed & totally forgotten if one just took a deep breath and moved on.

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Dear Internet, please stop disrespecting creators

Dear Internet,
You can benefit from sharing people’s work without disrespecting the people who created it.
In case you’ve never thought about it, people who crop off creator’s names & watermarks and then share their work because they like it do a tremendous disservice to the people who created it.
Zero Dean

Do something

You can put yourself on a better path in life starting today, but it requires you to actually do some things.

You must stop perpetuating your own dissatisfaction with yourself, your career, your relationships, or your life by doing nothing. You must commit to no longer settling for the path of least resistance. You must commit to working towards your goals instead of relying on wishful thinking. And you must be willing to deal with life’s challenges without allowing yourself to be overcome by them.

Excerpt from: Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1

“They deserve it”

People who hate on other people often justify their actions with “they deserve it”. And by doing so, they excuse themselves for their own bad behavior. Because “It isn’t really bad behavior if the other person deserved it, is it?”

And so we have one person hating on another person. And another person hating on another. And another on another. And so on. And everyone excuses themselves for their negative behavior.

If your negative words or actions were directed at someone you love, would you excuse them as easily as you do when you direct them at those you think deserve it?

If it makes you feel good to put other people down, what does that say about the kind of person you are? And is that who you truly want to be?

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