If we can change the way we think about success and failure, I think we could solve sadness and depression for many in the world. In American society we are taught success is about being rich, famous, huge house and cool cars. We are made to believe it is a destination rather than a journey. We are made to believe that failure is eternal doom, rather than an opportunity to grow and adapt.
I have spoken about failure before so you should all understand how important it is to fail in life. Failure shapes you as a person, gets rid of a big ego, and makes people achieve things in their life they may have never thought possible.
Success is a journey, the road you take, trials and tribulations, ups and downs… You are successful if you do not give up. Thus, the only way you can truly fail is if you stop trying. You may not succeed on the first attempt at something, but if you learn from your mistakes, reflect on your actions and adapt your abilities and continue to try, strive and attempt to accomplish your goal…then you are successful!
TASK: Challenge what you think about “success” and “failure” Change your perception, change your world!
We have all, at some point in our life, been afraid of something. Whether it is the boogeyman, a new job, a move, or coming face-to-face with your fear of heights, we have all experienced the undesirable feelings of fear. A feeling that speeds through every inch of your body and consumes your thoughts and alters your reality. As human nature is to go along the path of least resistance, it is no surprise that we often run away from our fears.
But what really happens when we run away? We do not grow stronger, we miss out on opportunities for growth and strength and most of all, fun. Growing up I often confused fear for excitement and I missed out on a lot of opportunities. So, here is my challenge to help you determine if something is actually dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted or if you should confirm the feeling is actually excitement and not fear…
1) Ask yourself if this activity will physically harm you body, mind or soul?
2) Are you afraid of an actual, physical thing, or a thought or idea? (scared of the thought of dying by jumping out of a plane, or are you scared of the plane)
3) What is the worst that could happen if you go through with it, and if you don’t go through with it?
4) Take control of your thoughts and change your attitude about it. Rather than being fearful, go out and dominate your fear better than anyone else. I was going to jump out of an airplane once and I was having a meltdown and a psychologist told me to change my fear into thoughts of being the best jumper out of airplanes…EVER! And it worked! My fears melted away as I was determined to jump out of that airplane like it was something I had done a million times.
Attitude plays such a big role in our lives. It is the largest factor in determining whether or not you will live a life of happiness and excitement, or fear and sadness. The next time you are feeling fearful, ask yourself those 3 questions and most importantly…change your attitude about it.
We have all heard this but we don’t do anything about it. Let me ask you this, if you put dirt in your car fuel tank, what will happen? Now why do people think they can eat fast food, drink soda, consume tons of sugar, intake ungodly amounts of energy drinks and expect to be healthy? This is probably the most basic and simple concept to understand but so very few people do it. Is it laziness, ignorance or a combination of both? Happiness directly correlates with health. Your health is your wealth. If you look at the studies, as obesity increased in the United States so did depression and other illnesses. Treat your body as if it were a temple and only put nutritious things in your body. We consume so many toxins from the glues and chemicals in our homes that we inhale, we need as many antioxidants as possible just to get rid of these so by eating junk is only making it worse. Below are some links to movies you should watch that will change your peception on healthy eating…
“Let thy medicine be thy food, and thy food be thy medicine.”