When ill-prepared to do anything, this creates undue stress that does not matter the task. It’s natural to have tension when you feel nervous about a task at hand. Having knowledge gives you power. Hence, train until your stress-proof.
So many just give up long before they should. A top reason is folks get uncomfortable because they don’t want to appear for lack of a better word stupid. None of us want to look silly in front of our peers.
Most of us have experienced this in our lifetime. When beginning a new change, task, or any change for that matter. Put training, educations towards that task before perhaps announcing “hey, I’m doing such-n-such!”
Here are a few tips on training:
Set time each day for training one of the three; Mind, Body, and Soul.
Train until what you desire comes to you flowing like a river.
Become a voracious reader. Knowledge is true power!
These easy tasks will help you strengthen your stress tolerance.
Don’t only give up. Evaluate your plan:
Do I have sufficient knowledge?
Am I truly prepared?
What is scaring me?
When you can identify what’s wrong, fixing that becomes easy. Don’t sell yourself short! Sometimes, the slightest of change in your trajectory will move you right back on task. Making a big deal that potentially is nothing is a snap judgment. Get that type of reaction out of your head.
The way to change, happiness, success, love, joy, you must be prepared. You must understand your desire completely. Then and only then, when you’re absolutely clear, the flood gates of life open!
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion,”—Muhammed Ali
Years and years of garbage, we’ve fed our brains, and for many of us our bodies. Let’s clean up both. We can all do better in mind, body, and spirit.
Schedule time for mind, body, and soul. Let’s learn how:
Let’s start with our body. Without stamina, you will peter out before you finish a full day. 4:00 AM lets begin with cardio. Give yourself one hour to take care of your body. Walk, ride a bike, treadmill, jumping jacks, just do it.
5:00 AM lets feed our body. Nourish the body temple with foods that truly feed your body. While we’re eating, listen to motivation, listen to something that fills your mind with knowledge. Find a Podcast, listen to a video, read while in the kitchen. Fill the mind and body with energy food.
6:00 AM, it’s time to feed the soul. Meditate, visualize, get on your knees and find God. Find your spiritual self. You have not because you ask not. Up your ask and God will up his give.
Now imagine where you will be Mind, Body, and soul after one year 365 hours focused on each of the three purposes to create the world-class you.
You can lay in bed, believing the bullshit story you’ve sold yourself most of your life. This is too hard; I can’t do it. Keep that opinion and your right. This is your wake-up call. Set the damn clock and take your life back, the enemy will convince you that you’re nothing, I’ve tried everything, If you bloody tried everything you would be living the life you want, not the bullshit life you accept.
Learn with me to manage your mind. Getting up at 4:00 AM, really you can’t get up that early, who the hell put that in your head, YOU. Get up.
The rest of the day focus your time with actionable tasks that produce a result. If working on anything that does not create a measurable outcome is a waste of time. Social media being your number one waste of time. Unless engagement with customers, fans, are the subject of your social media time. You’re wasting valuable time.
Let’s take a social media look. If your accounts are ways you engage customers or fans, then set daily times for this activity.
When you get to work, have a day filled with times that you perform set tasks. Doing the best, you can to stay on task during the day. If you get distracted, come back to where you left off.
What I use to track my day (this is no endorsement, it’s just what I choose to use). Two apps I have on my phone is Google® Tasks and Google® Calendar. The reason I use them is they’re free, and they work in unison. They also alert me when it’s time to change and move on. It also allows me to set up recurring activities to plan. Saves time.
Whatever calendar and task manager you choose to use. Use it. Even schedule downtime, take breaks to recharge.
If you track your day, focus time for activities and you don’t allow distractions for that time. If you don’t find twenty hours in your week that you gain. Something is wrong. When we honestly track our time, hold ourselves strictly accountable for time. You will find you have time in your day to do more!
Get your ass up or stay where you are. It’s your choice. Only you can begin this.
With all the political venom, with nothing but negative news filling our social media feeds, our news programs. It’s not a wonder we may struggle with depression or just WTF!
Life Research Project is my movement to find reasons to be a blessing on this earth. Many ways we can give back even in small ways that require no financial investment when family budgets are stretched beyond limits.
Becoming a blessing to those around us, to the environment has immeasurable grace. Giving in the face of adversity will change your state-of-mind. We all want to feel better, have fun, make a difference. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Pick up a pound of trash. We can all find a pound of litter to police up.
Plant a tree. Preferably a fruit tree that folks could freely pick fruit from. Perhaps in an area where homeless people could get a piece of fruit.
Start a Garden in an area where homeless folks are nearby. Allow anyone to pick from the garden.
Visit a nursing home. Be company to someone lonely.
Go to a hospital and merely pray in the Chapel for healing. Perhaps even pray with someone that is begging for a loved one.
Volunteer, food pantry, Goodwill, Hospital, Nursing home, Boy’s & Girls Club, Animal Rescue Shelter, community center, as you can see plenty to choose.
Offer a bottle of water to a soul that is panhandling. Keep some bottled water in your vehicle. Instead of money offer a bottle of water. Say a prayer for God to protect the person you gave water.
Part of living life needs to be living outside our own needs. Even when you’re screaming, “what about me,” make it about helping someone. Stop! Listen to these words, being a blessing to others in the face of adversity.
When we can give even when we feel we have nothing to offer. Believe me when I say if you do this with an open heart. Sewing this seed can only bring a harvest beyond anything you imagined.
Feeling good helping others allows us to realize more can be achieved when we work together. If you planted a fruit tree that feeds hungry souls that may be hurting. How would you feel knowing that people did not go hungry at the moment they picked a piece of fruit from a tree you planted.
Doing good things, sewing seeds of peace, hope, love, and prosperity. You can’t help but feel love for yourself. Sometimes seeing more than just ourselves will actually heal our soul.
Pick one thing you can do this week to be a blessing to the world. I showed seven possible ways, you may have something else in mind. Do not do this and say to God okay; it’s your turn. Look beyond you!!!
Learn to be selfless, and in doing so, life will open up for you in ways never dreamt.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napoleon Hill
The sad thing about desire very few have it or understand it’s real meaning. Most people say that have a desire to do this or that, but in reality, they’re not willing to dig in to achieve it. That’s the real difference between hope and wish. You can wish to do something those with desire actually do it!
Desire is a passion you must fill your being with. It’s not something you learn; it’s something you have. If you don’t feel it in your soul then maybe you need to rethink what it is you’re doing.
Should fill your soul
Should get you up in the morning
Should be unwavering
Should be without fear
Should drive your every waking moment
What do you desire?
Peace & Contentment
Then what are you doing? If you aren’t up every day with a sense of desire to achieve life on your terms, then really what are you doing? Lots to think about is it not?
Do not confuse desire with a wish. “I want success” is a wish, a passion drives you to do something about it.
This book will touch a lot on it takes work to achieve anything you truly want. It does just not come to you, the success that is. Anyone married for over a decade will tell you a good marriage takes work.
We will use this statement throughout the book:
If money and time are not the roadblocks in our way, what do you want?
To find our genuine desire, you must have a passion for what it is you want to do. So if no roadblocks existed, what you would be doing in your life?
What I would like for you to do is to do a few things to define what you would like to be successful at and then we will find our desire. We’re going to find one thing that we can do NOW to find success in one part or all of our life. Change is eminent in this exercise!
Find a place where you can feel inspired. Park, pond, river, mountain, backyard, wherever you find peace and solitude. Clear out your head and identify what you would like to do. What will bring success to you?
Have a notepad and pen. Write your thoughts out. Again don’t sabotage it with I will “never be able to afford this,” “I am not smart enough,” blah, blah, blah…
Take as much time as you need. Don’t procrastinate, if you need a day to work this out take it but don’t get off task!!! Now go.
For most of us, this is a hard task. We’re so used to dismissing dreams it’s hard to imagine achieving one. So lovely job completing this task!
So you have your WHAT, that thing that defines success for you. This is the one thing where you should begin to feel desire.
The dictionary defines desire as
Along for, hope for. Noun
You should feel this in your very core.
Okay, so we have a lot more to cover. Most of you are saying now what?
Staying connected to God when everything is okay. We all have times where everything is just okay. No real crisis is going on; life is just running along with little distractions. During this period, it’s easy to disconnect from God a little. Skip a prayer here, forget to be grateful and make excuses well everything is okay.
The reason this article came to pass is I found myself in a place of just okay. Nothing stressful, no catastrophes, all is well. I noticed some disconnect from God. Silence came over my soul, and I began to feel alone. It was at that moment I understood that God is an everyday commitment from me.
Keeping in faith with God is an everyday pursuit well worth I might add. Even in good times or idle times that are rocking along okay. We must keep connected to God through prayer. Going to God for our problems is one thing but going to God with a grateful heart when all is well. Now that’s a relationship.
For me, it was easy to recognize because I began to feel alone in my heart. Not alone in a physical sense but a spiritual feeling. Slowed down my head and told myself “wait a minute, you’re not staying connected to God.” Recommitted me to stay on course.
My quick point here is staying with God first place in your heart. Even when he has cleared the path for you and all is well. Stay connected in that relationship, it might be quiet for a moment, but God hears. He may just be giving you rest for your obedience in trusting him.
Get connected to your spiritual walk and life will open up in ways you never imagined. I am living proof, doing so every day!