Then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?

“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” – Don Miguel Ruiz

As kids we’re free, we draw, we create, we sing and dance… Life is fun…Life is art

But

As social creatures, we are drawn towards tribes and we want the tribe to accept us, so we conform to how the tribe acts, we do as they do because their opinion matters to us.

We start to fear rejection.

So the things we used to do for joy and fun we stop.

We don’t start the things we want to do because,

We fear being laughed at, Not being liked and rejected…

So the art we want remains a thought in our head,

Whilst we conform to the system of the tribe’s beliefs…

Is that the life you want…
:// Side note – Its why it doesn’t bother me when people comment on my grammar, If they commented on it, they read it, which means I did the work and put it out there to be criticized – No art is perfect

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“The Pain of Discipline is far less than the pain of regret.”

“The Pain of Discipline is far less than the pain of regret.”

The side effect conundrum…

If you hate exercising and you stop, You will probably have a better day

If you hate saving money, you will most likely have a better day when you spend that money on something that makes you feel better…

If instead of following your diet plan you binge out on sweets and whatever you will most likely feel better…

Feel better In the short run, Until the side effects kick in.

And suddenly the doctors told us we have a heart problem, or we need some money but we spent it all on some crap we don’t need…

Then we wonder ‘If only I dealt with the side effects of a little discipline’

When it all could have been avoided by going through an hour a day of discomfort, 10-20% of your wages stashed away… Whatever it is…

Put up with the short term side effects of discipline
Or live with the long term effects of being undisciplined

Watch Your Own Lane

The flight had just landed,

After a 40 minute delay we were eager to get out of the airport and get to our hotel..

As we’re rushing to the exit, We’re faced with lots of downward slopes and those floor escalators…

The race was on…

Overtaking all the slow people, weving in and out of suitecases like mariokart airport edition…

we come off the second to last speed boost, round a corner and there was the finish line in sight…

With two speed boosts next to each other…

We’re now neck and neck

Staring at each other untill suddenly Robyn smirks…

I Glance forward to find a large group blocking my speed boost, like there on a leasierly cruise…

Robyn took the lead and I lost the race…

Why, Because I was too busy trying to win I didn’t plan ahead,

The large group would have been visible before I chose that lane but I wasn’t looking

And brought my progress to a standstill.

This happens all the time in life,

We’re to busy trying to get a result, trying to keep up with the Jones’s

We miss the obvious obstruction ahead…

Crash dieting – Rapid weight gain
Over training – Injury
Keeping up with the jones’s – Redunency, market crash, intrest rate raises…

The moral is to focus on your own lane, Check the details and plan for the long game…

Not the quick win

Work Smarter Not Harder

Work Smarter Not Harder

I’m all for leverage and making life a little easier,

But sometimes more often than not, You’re going to have to work harder,

A lot harder

There are just some things you can’t leverage out, not at first…

The stuff that matters,

Starting your business,
Your health and fitness
Your relationships,

You have to work hard on those…

Sure you can leverage knowledge like reading books, hiring a coach and stuff…

But they won’t do the work for you.

Work smarter today by actually working harder

What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capa

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. – Socrates

The Ego will tell us that we are perfect,

That we are the best we can be,

We tend to believe it more often than not,

It’s easier that way… But in those moments when we ignore it and we do something that requires a little bit of hard work,

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