Wednesday, April 4, 2018

You get what you make time for

It's interesting to participate in discussions where folks complain about not being able to achieve their goals because they don't have time 😭 to do the work required to get them where they want it to go. Been there done that (got the tshirt, coffee mug, writing tablet and pen to match) and I promise you it's not about time it is about your mental capacity, will power and discipline to make good choices that align with your goals. Harsh but true!

If you want to lose 50 lbs, you can trade the time you spend binge watching reality 📺 for 30 minutes of exercise. You can also TAKE and MAKE the time to meal prep on your day off so you can make sure you are eating balanced meals during the week instead leaving eating to chance. If you always had a dream of achieving something big in life, you can also do the research to learn how to be successful in that thing. Oh and don't forget to implement what you've learned. Knowledge is power 💡 but you ain’t doing nothing but burning electricity if you are not putting that knowledge to work!

Yeah, this stuff takes time and hard work! I'm not saying it's easy I'm just saying it's gonna take work and you have to be committed to it! But I got a question...what is your reason for change? Is your Why even strong enough for you to intentionally create the change you want to see in your life?

One thing you can't do is complain about your quality of life if you have no intention of doing anything to change it. Well, I suppose you can but nobody cares😳 At the end of the day, you get what you make time for. Das it 😊

Monday, April 2, 2018

Reflection and Renewal

Whenever I feel discouraged in any particular aspect of my life, I think about that scene in The Day After Tomorrow when Jack wouldn’t give up on finding his son in New York after a cataclysmic storm hit that sent the entire northern hemisphere into an ice age.

During the dangerous journey to find his son, Jack lost 1 of the 2 colleagues (and best friends) that was traveling with him when he fell through the roof of a shopping center that the group was hiking across in the frigid cold. In spite of this tragedy, time was running out for Jack to find his son Sam. Jack had every intention of not only finding his son but finding him alive and well.

Finally, after several days, Jack and the younger friend walked probably 200 miles before they reached the New York public library where Sam had been since the storm hit. When they got where they thought the library should be, Jack's friend told him that the library must have been overtaken by the storm and gave Jack a look that all but said there was no hope! But Jack wasn’t giving up on his son. He ran a little farther and saw the roof of the library! He proceeded to climb down into the library from the roof and yell that place down until he came to a door with a light shining underneath it. He cracked open the door and found a small group of survivors. He desperately looked to see if his son was among them. Sure enough, he was. They embraced and the rest, as they say, is history.

A lot of people would have given up before reaching that door 🚪 A lot of people would have listened to his friend who wanted to say, “I’m sorry Jack” when they we standing on a snow drift that towered the library. But not Jack. He was determined. He was not giving up!

That scene is so profound in so many ways. It speaks to the unrelenting power of the human spirit. When you lean into challenges and face fear square in the eye and act with intent on your goals and dreams in spite of all of it, no one can stop you. Obstacles have no space, nay sayers have no voice only the power of your conviction stands on solid ground. That👆🏼is what makes anything possible! That👆🏼 is what made Jack find Sam! That👆🏼is what is going to make you manifest your dreams into reality.

Take the time to say thanks!

When you have a mentor and a good friend or family member that is truly a 'ride or die', you gotta thank them from time to time. You...