-Every Day – Every Moment – Every Time
Focusing on every aspect and facet of your life, continually tell yourself “I can be better”. Doing and being doesn’t negate the person that you are, or that your current actuality casts yourself as a lesser person. The reality of life is that if we are not progressing, we are digressing. In every moment we have an opportunity to become better. If you can try and view life as a function of cells and progress of evolution, then as each day goes by we are farther away from our beginning, and closer to our end. I’ve realized that this topic can be of some contention with people. I have discussed this topic with many people over the years and have found that those individuals that are “complacent” get offended by the suggestion that they “should” change. They take this as an insult on their person, rather than a challenge upon their potential. If as a parent I let my children be content with using their diapers, or complacent with their 2 and 4 year old vocabulary, I would be failing as a parent. I view life the same way one can view parenthood, but upon ourselves. Do not settle for being mediocre. Do not settle for being fat, lazy, unmotivated, unaccomplished person.
Just because you may not be where you want to be in life, doesn’t mean you can’t get there. Life is all about progress and passion. Believe in yourself that you CAN do great things and you will get there. The hardest part of any goal is the first step. In that first step you must gather up the courage, strength and belief in yourself that you CAN do it, you WILL do it, and you WANT it. Goals without actions are just dreams. Don’t be a dreamer, be a doer. So many people live their lives with a big dream book of hopes and changes. But the sad thing is that the majority of the world thinks like this. They expect life to be handed to them, luck to be created for them, or greatness to be placed in their lap. But, the thing is, our world does not judge you upon what you say you’ll do, but what you actually do. Don’t be a person that sets goals and fails and gives up. Be the person that sets goals and no matter how many times life knocks you down you get right back up. You push. You pull. And you adapt to make yourself the best possible version of yourself you can be. Can I tell you what the best YOU would be? Absolutely not. Only YOU can do that. Now believe in yourself that you CAN change. This is the second hardest step of achieving any goal: Comfort Level. Why do most people fail at losing weight? Why have I failed at staying in shape? Comfort level. We get so comfortable with who we are, that we can’t even fathom changing life. To achieve any goal we are going to have to CHANGE the way we view ourselves, our life and our world. I had lunch with a friend the other day and brought up the question: “Say your goal is to compete in a fitness competition, and you want to have rock hard abs, a great body etc. If I was to tell you everything you needed to do in order to achieve that goal, and guaranteed it, could you do it?”
The sad reality within our own persons is that most people can not say yes to that question. We are creatures of habit, and we like the way things have been. We like our lives, we love our food, we love our routine, we love our habits. But, it takes ONE thing to surpass our status quo: One Hope, One Desire, One Dream, One Goal that allows us to overcome the cycle we are currently in, and to transcend ourselves into the person we aim to be.
I am one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet, and this is not me being critical of life, or of persons. It’s that every day I aim to become better than I was the day before. I want to be healthier, I want to be more present to my family. The greatness of life is that YOU are in the drivers seat. You set your path. If you’re happy where you are in life, fantastic…be You. If you want to keep growing, progressing and developing, then don’t accept weakness or comfort as a sign of failure, but as a starting line for the race of your life.
Get going. Boom.