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“Do not confuse activity…

“Do not confuse activity with productivity”

I have always struggled with having continual motivation to reach a dream. It wasn’t until I was sitting on the toilet doing some really deep thinking and it hit me…

I realized that its not that I need to stop having HUGE dreams…I just have to have smaller goals between that help me reach that goal. Instead of moving your feet rapidly for a few weeks to get nowhere in comparison to your big dream, make smaller goals where you are accomplishing things, learning and feeling as though you are getting closer to your dream.

Along the way you will run into failure and it is much easier to pick yourself up after a small failure on your journey to a smaller goal. However, it is much easier to give up when you hit a few stumbles when your dream seems unreachable.

Creating momentum is something that will help catipult you to achieving whatever you want. The sense of euphoria of completing a goal and moving onto something bigger and better that brings your BIG goal closer and closer is addicting and very powerful. I always imagine that I have a ball of energy and as I succeed at different things I am depositing currency into the ball of positivity. I feel it growing and growing and growing…Even though I can’t see it, I can feel it and it is a great mental reminder to keep working harder.

Along the way you will also learn from your mistakes, meet the right people, build your network and instead of being inefficient and running off of excitement that won’t last, you are learning the proper way to do it and are more likely to be successful.

“Figuring out the “how…

“Figuring out the “how” comes after the vision and the decision. The How will always come after the What, when your Why is big enough.” – John Assaraf

This is why its so important to dream! But, don’t just dream, act. Don’t just believe, plan. Take steps forward towards your goal. But, in order for it to actually happen, you must visualize it, feel it as if it were real, dream up every detail about it. Also, it must have a reason for being. Once you have the idea of what it is and a reason for why it is, the universe will make the how it happens, happen!

“Learning how to concent…

“Learning how to concentrate on the good, rather than dwell on the bad can transform the world around you.” – Brenden Martin

I have noticed that it is very easy to get caught up when things don’t go your way. Once something happens and you tumble, its almost certain that something else goes bad and you trip again. Challenging the way your typically think and process things is difficult. But, if you can concentrate on the good around you rather than dwelling on what is going wrong, you will see a whole new world open around you.

“Happiness cannot be tra…

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

“We tend to forget that …

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting
something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
– Frederick Koenig

Walk to the edge.  Listen…

Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon.
Practice wellness.
Continue to learn.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Lead or follow a leader.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

“It’s not about what ha…

“It’s not about what happens to you, it’s how you react that matters.” – Epicetus

I often times have students come into my office because they make a mistake and I always tell them this. It is easy to get caught up in the moment and beat yourself up over a mistake. The important part is not what you did, but what you are going to do in the future. Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you react to it. Even in the bible we see all sorts of stories about people who would be considered bad, end up doing amazing things. I wish I could think of an example right now but I cannot, but I promise it is in there. The lesson here is that its not the end of the world when something bad happens. What makes you different from the rest is how you react to it.

“I admire bowling pins. …

“I admire bowling pins. No matter how many times they get knocked down, beaten or battered. They always get back up, ready for another chance to stand.” – Brenden Martin

I was bowling the other day and thought about how we could learn a lot from the game of bowling. Every frame is a chapter in the bowling pins life. Chance and hope are the only things keeping the pins from falling down. You may wind up in the gutter, or you could eat turkey. But the neatest thing, is that the pins will always stand back up after falling down.

“All truth passes throug…

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer