Friday, July 27, 2012
You see this picture... Look at this child for a moment... Does this baby look stressed or worried???
No way. This child looks at peace. Oh, if us bigger people could learn to have the same peace throughout our busy lives.
I have a word of advice for you today. Some days are going to be hectic and full of obligations to fulfill, deadlines to meet, school work to turn it, etc. And on those days it feels like there just isn't enough hours in the day. But in spite of the busy rat-race called life that we live in, we need to learn to calm down.
Stressing yourself out is not going to solve things any quicker.
So when there are 1,000 things to do and 5 minutes to do them (or so it seems), just take a deep breath, calm down and think... "What do I need to do first"? "What is the priority (meaning it CAN NOT go undone)"? And do that. You can not fix the whole world in one minute. So focus on what you can do.
Now this is very important... What about if you don't finish everything today?
That's what tomorrow is for.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Legendary fighter Bruce Lee once said this about his fighting style Jeet Kune Do:
"Approach Jeet Kune Do with the idea of mastering the will. Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with your escaping safely – lay your life before him!"
The idea is if you get hit, strike harder. So I am not promoting physical retaliation. What I am using this quote to say, is when life hits us hard or when evil hits us hard... we have to strike back even harder. We can not bend or break or cower. We must fight, strike back and believe that we will win. Do not worry about the pain you may have to suffer, pain comes with sacrifice. Pain comes with battle. Pain is a part of any war. So the war for a better life is no different. It will come with some pain. But strike back, and strike hard.
Look at Bruce Lee in the picture above... Does he look afraid?
If he wasn't afraid to fight people, why should we be afraid to fight for our lives?
Monday, July 23, 2012
Something I have never liked and I try to avoid doing myself, is judging others about things that I still do.
What I mean is, no one is perfect. And that is no excuse to be horrible, but we need to stop acting like we are better than people. We are not better than anyone else. You are you, and they are who they are. So don't allow a desire to help someone, turn into an opportunity to criticize or judge.
And even if you are going to tell someone they need to fix something... make sure that you have fixed it yourself or at least are in the process of fixing it.
I just honestly think people need to check themselves before checking others. That is the only way things will work out right. And even if you are doing well, then there is no need to smear it in anyones face. Just be happy that you are doing ok and move on. Keep doing good. But let us learn to treat each other with fairness and care. And never stop being willing to help another get better. Just do it the right way.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Today I was watching some young people practice for a play that they will perform on Sunday. And as I watched I began to think, they have been doing this for one month already, every other day or so, coming to practice for this play.. and it still needs a little work.
That is interesting, because in life we normally want everything fast. We don't like to wait or work hard for anything. But we need to. To get the best out of something, it may take time. You may have to wait and go through the course of fighting for it for a while.
Any sports team will tell you that. They practice day after day, doing drill after drill, just to make sure that it comes natural to them (whatever they need to improve on).
And what about the rest of us average people? Shouldn't we practice the things that will help us better ourselves time and time again. I think so.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I strongly believe you should push yourself harder than anyone else pushes you.
Harder than your teacher,
Harder than your boss,
Harder than your parents,
Harder than your spouse,
Harder than coach,
Harder than your leader,
Harder than personal trainer,
Harder than the motivational DVD,
Harder than the self help books,
Harder than the music drives you,
Harder than the voice of your persecutors.
Harder than anything or anyone can push you...
You have to push you.
Victory is within grasp, but you have to push.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Take a few minutes and check out this video.
If this guy can take a GAME so serious, why do so many people find it so hard to take life serious. And commit to things, and sacrifice to make there dreams come true?
That is a question only you can answer.