There are SO many things that happen to us in life that make us smile. Whether it is a normal everyday event or something miraculous, life definitely knows how to keep things interesting. I believe it is ALL about perspective. How we view things will literally determine our overall experience here on earth.
We ALL know people that literally find the negative in EVERYTHING. No matter what the situation is, they are pointing out precisely what the problem is. What drives me absolutely crazy about this are the folks who never present a solution to the problem; they just enjoy pointing out the flaws. There is ONE thing I know about these people…they are NOT HAPPY!
There is something deep down inside that is making them miserable. The sad truth is, life will continue to “suck” for them, if they never see the glass half full. Like I mentioned before, it is ALL about how we view things. Have you ever seen one of those drawing or pictures that are optical illusions? Depending on what angle you are viewing the image determines what you see. That is basically the point I am trying to deliver when it comes to perspective.
That being said, there are false beliefs out there as to WHAT exactly makes people happy. True happiness comes from within. WE as people really decide what makes us happy, but there is an ideology out there that is literally ruining lives. It is the chase/attainment of physical things. The belief that materialistic things will make you happy. Now, before I get attacked by making this statement, let me explain.
Physical things can make you happy, but it is ONLY temporary. There is nothing “long-lasting” and enduring about material things. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with getting physical things and being happy about them, the point I am trying to make here is that, those feelings are only temporary. Once you get used to that new material object, you mind is already bored and thinking about the bigger and better model.
I discovered this truth on my own. I know people talk about it all the time, but I guess I had to learn the hard way for the lesson to really stick. I remember thinking, “if I could just make a certain amount of money, I will be happy”. Well, i’m sure you could imagine, that when I did finally hit that financial goal, I was happy for a solid month. After that, somehow, that money wasn’t enough and I stretched out my goal to a much higher figure.
We have to live in the moment and find happiness EVERY DAY, not every once in a while. This is the exact reason why material things will never cut it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy new/fun things as much as the next man, but it NOT where we should be finding our happiness; it simply won’t last, and we are off seeking something bigger and better within a short period of time.
To be honest, I don’t want to drag this topic on, I just want to say that WE as people must find GENUINE happiness (for ourselves) and it is NOT found in material things. It can be found in relationships, career’s, events, spirituality, etc. I just want to enforce and hit on the notion that “physical” things are temporary and should be enjoyed, but not worshiped; this will NOT make you happy!
I hope this helps! Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Also, if there is a topic you wish to hear my opinion on, simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post it in the comment section.
To Your Massive Success,
“Motivating YOU to become the BEST version of yourself”
Has life ever handed you multiple complicated situations at once? All simultaneously entering your life from out of nowhere? It feels like you have no room to breath and have no clue where to start. Every direction you turn there seems to be another problem tacked onto your list. I know this feeling and I believe you do too!
It makes you want to SCREAM!!! The only two words that pop to mind are, “I’m overwhelmed”! The reasons for being overwhelmed are numerous. There are times when life just happens to simply be overwhelming, but there are there times we do it to ourselves. Sometimes we take on more than we can handle and end up doing MORE damage.
There will come a time when you simply just have to STOP! JUST STOP! Stop overthinking everything, chill out and take a DEEP breath. It’s going to be okay. Yes, you have responsibilities and matters to handle, but the most important thing here is to properly manage them and not beat yourself up along the way.
As I said before, there are MANY factors contributing to this level of STRESS which is why I encourage people to simply SLOW DOWN. Think about exactly WHAT is overwhelming you and WHY. From there, check to see if there are ways to limit the stress by breaking things down into little fragments. Prioritize that list by most important and then tackle the little fragments one-by-one.
Go through this process until everything that is NEEDED to be done, gets done! Take another break and restart the process with the other items left on the list. The key here is to “tread lightly” and slowly knock out what needs to be handled in a much more organized straight-forward manner; this will in turn reduce stress/anxiety.
Lastly, you have to remember WHY you STARTED! If you are stressed out because of school, remember what the initial goal was. Whether it was to attain credits, deepen your knowledge or attain a diploma, you must come back to that starting line. Remember WHY you wanted to reach this goal and remind yourself that it is ABSOLUTELY worth it! This can be applied to work, finances, relationships and spirituality. Take your time and really think things through. There may be a few “cuts” that may be necessary to eliminate some of the stress. Do what needs to be done so that your stress levels and the feeling of being overwhelmed are manageable.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SLOW DOWN and NEVER allow the stress/anxiety swallow you up so much your overwhelming feeling freezes you from taking action on anything. I hope this helps! I shot a corresponding video to this post and placed it on my Facebook fanpage, you can CHECK IT OUT HERE
To Your Massive Success,
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I come across A LOT of people who are experiencing some VERY challenging situations in life. They are hurting and sometimes just need a few words of encouragement to get them going in the right direction. Do you know anyone that is facing a tribulation? Have you ever been down and out before and just simply wanted a few words of encouragement?
If you are a human being, you have definitely seen some days that strike painful memories. Whether it is a loss of a close friend or family member, loss of a job, divorce, financial devastation, etc. Lets face it, we ALL have gone through some experiences in life that were not too pleasant. Some of you may be going through this heartache RIGHT NOW!
I bring this sensitive subject up because I would like to remind us all that the way we conduct ourselves ALSO affects the people around us. We do NOT know what the next person is facing or enduring at the current moment, so it’s important to remind ourselves that. Sometimes people can frustrate us and really get us worked up, but it’s NOT ALWAYS a personal thing directed to you. They could be internalizing something else and expressing it through their “not-so-pleasant” attitude.
I hear people say ALL the time that they are “misunderstood”. I believe we are ALL misunderstood to some degree because we naturally are private about certain things going on in our lives. Sometimes we close people off and shut down any interaction with the people we love. Sometimes they are the ones we hurt the most…
So my question is, should YOU do this?
Shouldn’t we at least TRY to be nice in our encounters with other people? Even if they are rude. We have a choice to simply walk away and not make the situation worse. I am not saying to allow people to toss all their garbage on you or mistreat you in any way be abusive, I am simply stating that we can at least be a little more understanding. WE all have “bad days” and take out our anger on the wrong people (sometimes unknowingly).
Anyway, my challenge for you today is to be NICE to everyone that comes in contact with you. Give it a try and see how much different you feel. I promise, it will NOT be easy at first, but it is definitely worth a shot!
Let me know you experiences!
To Your Massive Success,
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The title sounds like an invention pitch you would hear on the hit show Shark Tank. But the words “it unfolds itself” are something MUCH more important than ANY invention pitch! I am referring to life and the “unfolding” is something life does naturally. There are MANY of you who believe in the law of attraction, so I need you to bear with me.
I do believe we are in control of our lives (for the most part). For the portion we have ZERO control over combined with our own actions determines the results we get in life. Do not think too deep with this one here.
I have been setting goals and getting results my entire life. If there is ONE thing I can say about setting goals and achieving them, is that “HOW” I got to my result almost ALWAYS takes routes unplanned. No matter how much I articulate and calculate a plan, the attainment of the goal goes in directions I could never predict.
Am I saying plans are useless? Absolutely NOT! They are JUST a tool. Plans should only be in place for guidance. Plans have to be flexible because there WILL be life events that will ultimately disrupt your plans. This is where life “unfolds itself”.
I can remember random goals I set and was so enthusiastic about achieving them, it felt like I was FORCING things to happen. In some cases, I really was FORCING things to happen, but something interesting would ALWAYS happen. Life would throw me curve balls that I could NEVER account for. They would be so random, it would throw me off!
The point is, we MUST make plans and do EVERYTHING we can do, but understand that life will unfold itself. It’s for the BETTER! Believe me! Every time something “ruined” my plans, in the end it ended up being a MASSIVE BLESSING! God knows what he is doing, so don’t fret over “spoiled” plans…His plans are WAYYYYYY better than ours!
For me, The Motivation Files project took turns I NEVER saw coming. In the end, they all worked out for the greater good! We have to remember to be flexible and adjust our plans when necessary. Simply rollllllll with the punches, life is easier that way!
I hope this helps!
To Your MASSIVE SUCCESS,
P.S. The Motivation Files WILL BE released NEXT WEEK!!!! Music and Motivation combined to give you, the “Motivation To Master Your Day”! The Album will be available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, eMusic, XBox Live, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Rdio, and Medianet. So keep a look out for this next week. Thank you for ALL your LOVE & SUPPORT!!
As promised, I wanted to share with you guys a “sneak peek” (teaser) of my latest project, The Motivation Files. Here I have compiled some of my best material. The subtitle, “Motivation To Master Your Day” was my EXACT aim for this project. If you need just a little boost during the day and really get things done, this is your answer.
I do not want to totally spill the beans, but I promised I would share a “teaser” with you guys in August, so here it is. The audio file was too big (I probably have to figure something else out) to load here on the site, but you can CLICK HERE to listen.
I really hope you enjoy this teaser and also wish for you to stick around to see the release of the FULL project this September! We have been working very hard behind the scenes and are very proud of The Motivation Files. I will ALSO be releasing my book, (The Motivation Files, How To Motivate Yourself & Master Your Day) sometime this Fall. The book will compliment the album and will basically be a tool for you to become a better version of yourself.
Anyway, make sure you check out the teaser and let me know what you think!!!
To Your Massive Success,
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To Your Massive Success,
PS. Keep on the look out for “teasers” of The Motivation Files coming around soon! The project WILL be released this SEPTEMBER and you will be one of the FIRST to be informed, so STAY TUNED!