45: Weak Lives

Seven days without hustle makes one weak

I was thinking yesterday about how I spend my days

How we all spend our days

I came to the realisation that the majority of us ( myself included) spend our time just trying to ‘get’ through the day

Getting Through The Day

Getting through the day is a mindset where you feel like you have very little control over your time, circumstances and life

Your boss and workplace have a claim on your time

You spouse, partner or significant other have a claim on your time

Your bills, expenses and income (or lack thereof) claim your mind

Your health, state of mental and emotional wellbeing claim your mind

And yet none of it makes you feel like you’re in control

You feel bombarded with these worries

Where do you start? What do you take on first?

So, rather than swim against the currents and fight, we opt to just get through the day until it’s over

That’s a formula for disaster in the long run because you learn nothing, gain nothing and eventually become nothing more than that which you already are

Getting From The Day

On the other hand, with a little more exercise of self determination and will power we can choose to get ‘from’ the day

That is: we can choose to learn something new from our day, every day

Imagine the amount of retained knowledge you would earn by the end of the week, let alone month or year

Getting from the day is about facing each day with the desire to become more than we were the day before

Even at a 1% improvement rate, you would move a lot faster and get a lot further than not making the effort

So, aim to get something from your day

Develop new distinctions that will help you navigate through life better than you did yesterday

Be well

SRZ

Keep First Things First

We are half way through the year

I said to myself that loosing weight was my only goal this year

I have taken my eyes off the prize

It’s time to bring myself back to what I said I would do

What about you?

When the year started, what did you want to achieve? How are you getting on with that goal, dream or wish?

Don’t let days become weeks and weeks become months without doing something to move you towards your goals

Keep your first things the first thing and let everything else fit into your life

Be well

SRZ

Because It’s Right

Sometimes things happen that can make us feel slighted

Life gives us the opportunity to see ourselves as the victim

In that moment it can be easy to complain, bemoan our lot in life and compare ourselves to others

When life has pushed our backs against the wall, the hardest thing we can ever do is the right thing

Doing the right thing when you feel at a disadvantage requires a superhuman strength

We must force ourselves to look beyond our own hurts, our own dissatisfactions and disappointments so that we can do what is right

Why?

Because it is right

For no other reason besides that

We should do the right thing because it is the right thing you o do and regardless of whether we ourselves have been treated right in return or not

Food for thought

Be well

SRZ

Act As If….

“If it were impossible for you to fail, what would you do?”

Ever heard that question before?

Whether yay or nay, think it over and answer – what would you do?

Me? I would make multiple films, write multiple books and build multiple businesses

Just scratching the surface there but who has time to read someone else’s wish list

How about you? What would you do?

well, whatever it is that you would do, why not act as if it’s impossible to fail at it

Act as if you already know you will succeed and that things will work out in your favour

Act as if the ‘yes’ is certain and forthcoming

Act as if the money you desire is already yours, see it in your minds eye, put your chest out and confidently put your best effort into everything you do

Acting ‘as if’ is a great way to trick yourself into being more confident and sure of yourself

I mean what’s the worst that can happen? That the thing doesn’t happen?

Think about all the lessons you can learn from that and how those lessons will help you do things better next time

So the downsides are very minimal and yet the upside is unlimited

Act as if – action is the key to transforming ideas into reality so take action

Be well

SRZ