Ponderings – Ourselves

Motivation is great. I think of it as the initial building block of success, that spark to ignite the fire of passion which smolders inside all of us. However, it can only take us so far. You can read as many books and watch as many videos as you want, but what will be there to take its place once the flames begin to dwindle and we slowly sink back into our monotonous routines and self-destructive habits?

Discipline. Our journeys to success start with motivation, with that spark, and end with us reaching our goals. But there’s a lot of space in-between the two. A space full of a lot of difficult, not-so-fun things. That’s where self-discipline comes in. Disciplining ourselves, hardwiring our minds for success. Suddenly, the menial tasks seem less menial, the stressful times more manageable, for we have something else pushing us forward.

Ourselves.


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Ponderings – Enough

Change occurs not when we are ready and waiting, but when we least expect it, when we are vulnerable, when we are at our lowest, in the darkest recesses of our very beings. It is when we finally face ourselves, when we take off the mask, step out from under the veil of superficiality and tell ourselves, “Enough is enough”.

That is when change occurs.


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“Kingslayer” – #8Sunday 09/17/17 WeWriWa Entry

Welcome, welcome, welcome back to another Sunday Snippet, hosted by none other than the team over at Weekend Writing Warriors. These entires have been a ton of fun so far, and it’s been awesome reading the entries of other super talented writers in their community. If these snippets sound like fun to you, hop over to their site for all the info you need to join in on the fun. Continue reading ““Kingslayer” – #8Sunday 09/17/17 WeWriWa Entry”

“Hell Take Me” – #8Sunday 09/10/17 WeWriWa Entry

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“From Above” – #8Sunday 08/27/17 WeWriWa Entry

Oh Johanan, how we missed you. It’s almost like someone forgot that there was still a whole story to write about you. Almost. Continue reading ““From Above” – #8Sunday 08/27/17 WeWriWa Entry”

Ponderings – Competition

Everyone likes a little competition. But no one likes to lose. Of course, it’s purely circumstantial. Lose to a foul, delinquent group of cheaters that twisted the rules in their favor, then you’ll definitely feel the salt rubbed in your wound. But lose to an honest, admirable team of good sports that simply beat you fair and square? I wouldn’t call that a loss- I’d call that an honor. 


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Ponderings – Pleasing Everyone

There can be no more futile of an activity to engage oneself in than the fruitless attempt of pleasing everyone. By now it should be abundantly clear that such a goal is a dispiriting and empty one, one which will only ever leave you empty-handed and disappointed. Far better to stay true to yourself at the risk of upsetting a few than to fall in line and watch your tongue as merely another face in the crowd.  


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Ponderings – Life’s a Marathon

Do you ever think about how often we ever stop and think? I swear, sometimes it feels like my brain’s sprinting towards a finish line that it’ll never reach. When did everything become so stressful, when did our schedules suddenly fill up and leave us with no time for the things we actually enjoy? 

We’re busy, I get it. But remember, like any journey, life’s a marathon, not a sprint. You wouldn’t want to sprint ahead the first minute then burn yourself out, right? So just like in a marathon, it’s OK to slow down, take a break. 

I’ll drive my point home with this: the best time to make time for yourself is when you have none. 


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“Because No One Else Will” – #8Sunday 08/06/17

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Ponderings – “Winds of Change”

What seems to happen so often (to me at least) is that whenever a change is suddenly desired- a change in health, relationships, perspective- everything feels… different. Like there’s an aura of ambition and drive, of revolution and invigoration which uplifts us and consequently the world around us. “The Winds of Change” as I like to call it (yes, I’m aware that I’m not the first to coin the phrase).

These winds are great, a welcome sign that change is in the air. But sometimes they blow a little too hard. Ok, I get it. I asked for change, now you’re giving it to me. But not at a hundred miles an hour from every different direction! Change is supposed to be a gradual process, not a sudden, raging tornado! One step at a time please.  


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