Count Your Accomplishments /Motivation Monday #7

Life can be tough. You will be get knocked down, experience negativity, and other people might talk bad  about you or others. These experiences can cost you energy and happiness. At times, it seems like the world is a bad place. However, you can be the one to change the world for the better. Even though, it might only be for one person, this is where you should start. To help other people see the positivity of life, you have to see it for yourself. How can you see the positivity of life?

Count your Accomplishments and Count the Things You Are Thankful For

Take a piece of paper and write down what you have accomplished.

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However small it might be, however big it might be, write it down. Writing it down helps you remember the situation and signals your brain that this situation is of value. Naturally, it becomes easier to repeat that task. During the process of writing down your accomplishments, you will feel similar to when the situation happened. You will probably imagine the situation. When you go through all of this, try to feel how you feel more energetic, positive, and courageous.

Take a piece of paper and write down what you are thankful for.

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Think of anything you are thankful for. Whatever it may be, put it on a paper. Being truly thankful for something brings true joy. It simply fills you with the good vibes that the person, moment, experience, or whatever it may be you are thankful for, gives you.

What Does It Do For You?

Like I said, it may seem like the world is a bad place. I am a strong believer that it is a great place. But, whether you think it is or not, you can decide if you want to live a positive life or negative life.

You can count your accomplishments and the things you are thankful for as often as you want to. It can only help you bring positivity in your life.

I hope you like this somewhat different post. 🙂

E

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Feels Like My First Post

Well it isn’t though. I have been absent for some time and this is just a short notice to myself and to everyone who is going to read this. I have big plans and I am going to go full throttle. I might experience setbacks but whatever, I am looking forward to the challenges.

I am going to post some more “Motivations Mondays” and I will also add the “Workout Wednesdays”. Also, try to be on the lookout on a few insights of different things I have to learn on my way.

Thanks for reading this “comeback” post. It has more psychological meaning than any other meaning. Like a kick in my butt. 🙂

At Times, Life Is Like Basketball/ Motivation Monday #6

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On The Court

On the court, a basketball player is judged by his actions. His performance depends on what he does on the court. It depends on points, assists, rebounds, blocks, steals, turnovers, defense, offense, communication, and many more factors. All these things come together and he will either have a bad game or a good game.

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Everybody Fails

It might happen that you have a bad shooting game. You might miss 10 shots in a game. Nothing seems to be falling in the hole. The important thing is, what will you do the next time you have the opportunity to score? Will you shoot the ball, or will you pass up the opportunity of  success?

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One Step Closer To Success

Today, I am here to tell you, you should not let your past affect your present.  Every miss brings you closer to a make. Treat every shot as an opportunity to be successful. If you do not shoot at all, you will never know if you would have made it. Same goes for all other things on the court. You can throw 10 turnovers in a row but the game will go on and the 11th time you go by your defender and all of a sudden you changed the game. You only have to forget the past and value the moment. After all, a bad mistake does not make you a bad player.

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Just Try Again

All this also applies to life. You can have bad months, bad weeks, bad days, bad hours, whatever. However, just like the game goes on after a missed shot, life goes on after failing a job interview, arguing with your spouse, or failing a test. Again, the question is, what will you do the next time you have a job interview, a conversation with your spouse, or a test. Do not let the past affect your present. You have the opportunity to improve your life, enjoy the moment, and put a smile on the face of the people around you.

Therefore, just try to make the most out of it. Every miss brings you closer to a make and it only takes one chance to turn the situation around and get closer to all your goals. Take every opportunity and cherish it. If you do not try, you will never know if you would have made the shot.

Thank you for reading my kinda late post. I hope it is as motivating to you, as it is to me.

E

Beat Your Brain/ Motivation Monday #5

This post is inspired by Mel Robbins. She is a TV-Personality who changed my life for the better.

What inspired me to do this post, is this speech of her: YouTube/The Secret to Self-Motivation| One of the Best Speeches Ever

When I heard this speech I changed my life for the better. So, let me tell you how you can beat your own brain:

What Stops You From Changing Your Life?

Humans are not designed to do something challenging. Through evolution, the brain was conditioned to protect you. Everything that can potentially cause harm, the brain tries to  avoid at all cost. That means, every time you feel scared, overwhelmed or not up to the task, you hesitate. Hesitation signals your brain something is up that is not normal and it needs to stop.

That means you will never feel like doing the things that cause discomfort. Your brain will talk you out of it. Every decision you make, that can induce change includes some kind of risk and is probably causing some sort of discomfort. Therefore, you make the tiny decisions like eating bad, sleeping in, yelling at others, or not speaking up because it causes some discomfort that your brain wants to avoid.

All tiny decisions you make bring you to the place you are in in this moment.

How To Beat Your Brain

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You have to beat the  knowledge-action-gap. This is the gap between knowing what the problem is and changing it. Most of us know what the problem is but we do not know what to do. We all want to improve our life but when it comes to the actual decision you need to make, your brain talks you out of it.

In order to make your brain shut up, you need to use the 5-Second Rule. pocket-watch-2058926_640

When making a decision, you have a five second window. After that, your brain kicks in and tells you how dangerous it is. It tells you it is better to do the same thing you ever do because it did not hurt you.

However, if you count backwards from 5 you interrupt your brain and deactivate the part that tells you to go back to the old behavior, instead you activate the part that is responsible for change. In these 5 seconds you can change your life. You go from living your life in autopilot to becoming a decision maker.

Do It

Just try it. When you want to change your actions, count out loud. 5…4…3…2…1…0 and do what you want. Do not let your brain interfere and fill you with doubt. Make the conscious decision to beat your brain!

Thank You For Reading

Make sure to check out Mel Robbins’ book the 5 Second Rule. I purchased it after seeing her YouTube videos and I am so happy I found her.

I hope you enjoyed the post.

E

Aim For The Impossible/ Motivation Monday #4

When you were a kid, what was your dream? Did you want to be an astronaut, maybe a police officer, or perhaps a rock-star? Well, certainly there were no limits to your dreams. Your family backed you up and told you, you can be anything you want. It was good that way.

However, something happened as time passed and you got older. All of a sudden, people told you, you should not aim for impossible goals. The people around you said, you should look for security and stability in your career, your relationships, basically in your whole life. It might have been your teachers, your coaches, your friends, maybe even your family.

Do not get me wrong. Stability and security is great. But do you have to give yuo your dreams for that?

Why would they tell you this? Why not go for the impossible? Obviously, it is too risky- so they say. You might loose everything- they say. You should aim for a mediocre job and a mediocre relationship as long as it is safe.

NO

Why shouldn’t you aim for the top? Why shouldn’t you become an astronaut? Why should you do as they say? Is there a law that everybody has to obey that says you should aim for security instead of happiness. No there is not.

Do not lie to yourself about your dreams. They exist for a reason.

How great do you feel if you succeed in a little step in life. Imagine you do the same thing throughout your whole life. Imagine you wake up every morning, happy about who you are and looking forward to the opportunities that enable you to live your dream life.

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What if you fail? Three things I tell you about failing.

#1 You can just start over or start something else. That means if you cannot reach your dream, you can still go back to do something most of the people do. Work in a job that somewhat satisfies them.

#2 Even if you fail, you can say that you gave your all and you regret nothing. I am telling you, it is way better than wondering what could have been…

#3 You do not fail if you get knocked down. You fail if you stay down. That means, as long as you get back up, you can never fail.

Take The Path Less Traveled

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Think about it. Everybody is aiming for mediocre. Everybody is aiming for sub-par. That means there are more people in this direction which will make it harder to reach mediocrity. Instead, aim for the top. There are only a few people aiming for their dreams which means, there are only a few people on the way you are traveling. This makes it easier to reach your dream.

At The End

With this post, I only want to say that you can go for anything you want. Even though other people might tell you not to do so. Do not compromise when it comes to your happiness. You deserve it.

Thank you for reading 🙂

E

 

 

Wash Your Face- Motivation Monday #3

This post is inspired by T.D. Jakes. He is a U.S. American entrepreneur, author, and preacher.

Check out his books or watch some of the shows for great motivation and life lessons.

Every Morning

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Every morning, after you wake up, make sure you wash your face. Wash away thoughts of the past, bad emotions, worries, and start the day from scratch. Be ready for the opportunities that the day is going to bring. Do not let your past effect your present.  Prepare yourself for the good things that are going to come. Treat every day like a new opportunity to reach new heights. Do it consciously every morning.

Every Day

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After you washed your face you can focus on the things you really want to accomplish, without the past distracting you. You can read the book you really wanted to read, talk to the girl/boy you want to get to know, complete the task you want to complete, do the things you love. Go forward and go big in your life.

New Opportunity

Now you can embrace every day as a new opportunity to be successful. You can become great, regardless of what happened yesterday. Whether you had a bad day or good day, when the new day starts, you have the chance to live the best day of your life. If you wash your face!

Stop Worrying

Stop thinking and worrying about what happened in the past. The greatest things are right in front of you. Wash your face to be ready for the greatness.

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Thank you for reading!
I hope this post is going to benefit you and your life.

E

Going Jogging

I have lost some energy in the last few days.  I had to change my sleep schedule and my body did not adapt totally yet. Therefore, I re-started jogging weekly. it is not only because I want to improve my endurance, it also has health benefits for the future.

Check out my YouTube Video to learn more:

YouTube/ Why You Should Go Jogging