Where to find motivation
You won’t find it on a map or in a treasure chest
You won’t find it in the woods
Or over a rainbow
It won’t come to you either
Motivation you find in doing what you don’t have the motivation to start.
Say its going to the gym
You might not be motivated to go
But once your there and the more you keep going the more motivated you’ll find yourself.
You may be already living the dream
Have you heard the story of the Mexican fisherman
A buisness man approached him and started quizzing him on his lifestyle
Then gave him buisness tips so he could build an empire over ten years
The Mexican asked what he would do after he did that
The buisness man told him he could fish for leisure, drink with friends and nap in the afternoon
Of which the Mexican was already doing
(Read the full story for it’s full effects)
Today we are hit with advertisements left right and Centre, we can’t avoid adverts
That tell us we need to do this, earn that and have this so that we can be happy or live the dream
Yet we could be the Mexican, we could already have and do everything we need,
We could already be living our dream
Dont let someone tell you what you should be doing, figure it out for yourself
You never know, you might already be there
And you must drink from it, like it or not
George RR Martin
Sometimes we have to take responsibility for things we shouldn’t have to do,
Maybe it was someone else’s task, but they failed or got sick or something,
The cup gets passed to us
Regardless of whether we want it not, we have to step up to the plate and take responsibility
Whether that’s acting team leader or stacking shelves, becoming head of household
We can sit and cry about it which won’t change anything or we can step up do our best and make the most out of a bad situation
We can’t control the future but we can control how we respond to it
The full dialogue from GOT (book I’ve not seen the show)
“Brandon. Yes. Brandon would know what to do. He always did. It was all meant for Brandon. You, Winterfell, everything. He was born to be a King’s Hand and a father to queens. I never asked for this cup to pass to me.”
“Perhaps not,” Catelyn said, “but Brandon is dead, and the cup has passed, and you must drink from it, like it or not.”
The universe owes you nothing
The universe is a cosmic beauty that I far from understand, but I’m pretty certain it is not a catalogue of your wildest dreams
I’m pretty sure it’s not giving you signs to follow or conspiring against you.
The universe by chance gave us life, what more could you ask of it.
To give you a Lamborghini? For everything to go right today?
Nah life on earth is just as random as the universe
So don’t be mad or upset that things didn’t go your way, be mad at yourself for not managing your expectations
I call myself a Peaceful Warrior because the battles we fight are on the inside
The battles may be internal, Stress, Depression, Loneliness, Anxiety etc. But they could be caused by external events,
Actually, during researching and writing an ebook on depression I realised that mostly they are caused by externals, The way with live today is so different than what we evolved from but our underwiring is still same,
Having a Philosophy can help but if you don’t turn the gas off, your probably not going to stop the fire.