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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Stop Complaining! How You’re Unintentionally Turning People Off

Do you know someone who always finds something to complain about? Have you noticed how you never feel like hanging out with them? Continue reading “Stop Complaining! How You’re Unintentionally Turning People Off”

6 Simple Ways to Conquer Procrastination (~ 4 min read)

I HATE it when I procrastinate. Throughout my day, my mind is constantly racing, full of things that I can’t wait to get home and check off my to-do list: finishing another chapter in a book, getting a workout in, even writing a blog post. Continue reading “6 Simple Ways to Conquer Procrastination (~ 4 min read)”

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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Let Me Tell You Something About Misfortune

If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far in life, it’s this: everyone’s got it all wrong. Continue reading “Let Me Tell You Something About Misfortune”

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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It’s Easy To Be Great; Here’s Why

“It’s so easy to be great nowadays because most people are weak.” – David Goggins; ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete and former Navy SEAL.

I didn’t hear these words until just a few days ago when I stumbled upon an interview conducted by Tom Bilyeu on David Goggins, and you can find it here. Continue reading “It’s Easy To Be Great; Here’s Why”

Pulling the Weeds out of Your Life – 100th Blog Post Special!

One hundred! It still feels like only yesterday I’d stumbled across a site called “WordPress” and decided to make a blog since it was the middle of a hot summer day and I was bored. Continue reading “Pulling the Weeds out of Your Life – 100th Blog Post Special!”

Ponderings – Climbing

One thing I’ve always found challenging is maintaining my motivation. Motivation is great for getting us started, but eventually it wears off, and so does our enthusiasm with it. Continue reading “Ponderings – Climbing”