True living and growing occurs by not knowing, while simultaneously being curious and brave enough to seek out and excavate the greatness within your soul. Life is an adventurous journey of discovering the unknown and making the seemingly impossible possible. Knowing everything with certainty leads to suffering and a plateau of frustration. The more I know the more I realize I don’t know much. Get outside your head, get into your heart, be utterly vulnerable, and give fully of yourself to the betterment of others by serving moment by moment. Frequently, ask your loved ones, “How can I help?”
If you owned land, possessing one hundred million dollars’ worth of unmined gold or oil, you could never use it or bless others, without first acknowledging your delightful ownership. Diligently and enthusiastically explore, seek, ask, and search until your fortune is found. Excavate your mind, body, spirit, and soul to discover the valuable hidden treasures within. Find and cultivate divine gifts, skills, talents, and abilities only you are uniquely able and wired for to disseminate amongst people throughout our miraculous planet. Start practicing producing a beautiful smile to share with the world.
Giving warm felt sincere smiles obtains universal genuine smiles in return. Pastor and author, Joel Osteen, has a kind smile having potential to radiate joy in others. Live full of yourself, not arrogant, so authentic beautiful smiles can be shared effortlessly with others. Living filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control brightens any life. It is indeed better to give than receive.
Live out dreams through working on yourself first. Everyone, including yourself, will be massively blessed for becoming exceedingly good, therefore great. Knowing and abiding by one’s values gives plenty, without taking away. Always aim further than an intended target. This way even if you don’t exceed the goal, aspirations will likely be achieved. The problem with too many people is they aim too low, hitting their targets. Do what seems impossible and challenging. This will practically guarantee growth, progress, and a greater sense of fulfilment and self-awareness. Look back to see how far you’ve come. Change if you don’t like what you see. Take 100% responsibility for every part of your life. If there’s something you don’t like, change yourself. Remember, never, never, never give up becoming a better version of you, while unconditionally loving and accepting yourself along your voyage.
Disciplining ourselves by writing the entire day and week’s plan prior to beginning either has vast rewards. Commit to discipline, thus reaping compounded health, wealth, love, relations, and happiness along the journey. Earn your fortunes by deserving them through intentional perseverance toward end goals. Balanced discipline is the way to greatness.
A few more descriptive examples of admirable intangible and priceless character traits include kindness, consideration, empathy, ceaseless love, a good sense of humor, positive mental attitudes, being hopeful, faithful, respectful, polite, gentle, patient, generous, forgiving, fair, enthusiastic, passionate, confident, competent, empathetic, humble, noble, discerning, helpful, open-minded, teachable, honest, loyal, trustworthy, ambitious, selfless, and compassionate. Valuable ROE, ROT, and ROI can create and enhance your invaluable mind, body, spirit, and soul. By making yourself more valuable, you become worth more to others, in turn, reaping greater rewards and results.
Put in the hard work each day. Little by little that distant someday fallacious facade will no longer be a false illusion, but become fruit-filled real abundant joy vibrating positive life-giving energy radiating from your inner beauty to the marvelous world around. Forgive the past while choosing the graceful gift of now as your eternal present to focus all attention toward.
Creativity is enhanced by mindfully taking time to recalibrate, refocus, recall, and self-reflect. Reading can fall into any category of chunking. Getting the kids ready for school can be either a small or medium chunk depending upon each child’s speed, temperament, lunch being made and clothes placed out the prior morning, means of transportation to school, time it takes to make and eat breakfast, among other relative factors. Writing, learning new languages, practicing a musical instrument, painting or drawing, among multitudes of creative endeavors are excellent to perform during large chunks.
You can accomplish anything with a strong enough desire, clear vision, self-discipline, energy, and plans toward attainment backed by consistent action. Action with progress creates momentum that unleashes even more energy and forward cyclical progress. Experience through doing creates confidence. No matter what happens during a pursuit, learning ensues.
Success is directly related to effort and self-discipline. It is imperative to do the things you desire mastery over by practicing them every single day, therefore allowing habit formation and greatness to be unleashed. Again, don’t mistake motion for progress. Be specific and precise about your goals. Actions should lead you closer to accomplishing your endeavor. If executing something is not bringing about desired change, then change your strategy. Have a deadline to accomplish goals so that pressure, exhilaration, and positive energy pulls and pushes you toward achieving your aims.
“Procrastination is the thief of time” (General proverb). Plan out the things that are most important to you each day so they will get done. Chunk time in 10-30 minute intervals for small daily activities, 30-90 minutes for medium-sized tasks, and 90-180 minutes for larger more creative undertakings. Remember to stop and reenergize every 30-60 minutes by taking a brisk walk, practicing gratitude, reflecting on good memories, or performing positive self-talk.
“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” (John Locke). Sometimes we need to get out of our own way, while striving for greatness. Do more and think less to avoid paralysis by analysis. Emotions are fleeting, while enduring habits are byproducts of the stuff we think and do every day that leads to success.
Furthermore, avoid making life-altering or rash decisions while physically ill, tired, stressed, or in emotional turmoil. Don’t become your worst enemy. Circumstances will likely be misrepresented and choices poorly managed. Wait until you are back in a peak mental state before critically deciding. This is especially true about becoming married and continuing or dissolving relationships, among myriads of other critical choices.
“Things don’t change, but by and by our wishes change” (Marcel Proust). Opportunities to grow and accomplish more manifest as our desires change. You can achieve whatever goals you truly and adamantly yearn for. Challenge yourself more in order to overcome average, because you are extraordinary.
Each day emulate Benjamin Franklin by asking, “What good shall I do today?” later followed by “What good have I done today?” Make a checklist of things not to do and what to take action on. Each time something is resisted place a checkmark by it every day of the week. Do the same for a separate list of taking action and character development goals. At the end of the day reflect upon your responses in order to recognize, accept, and embody new ways to improve. These methods can give you a sense of satisfaction through dopamine release, thus helping to reinforce and repeat positive behavior and run from poor conduct.
A passionate desire to accomplish an aim with high energy levels leading to ultimate attainment of your vision is much easier through remaining in positive peak mental states. We all have ups and downs, although we can massively increase the upside, while minimizing the downside. Reduce and eliminate excuses, procrastinating, criticizing, blaming, gossiping, arguing, complaining, and toxic people from your life by not partaking in any of it or them. Don’t let other people’s negative opinions about you become your reality. Remain excited and confident about your vision while pursuing your dreams relentlessly, despite negative thoughts, feeling fear, and all circumstances. This is how winners win. Winners win. Quitters quit, permanently solving a temporary problem. If you don’t like something about yourself or your life, change it, by changing you first.