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The trials we encounter

The trials we encounter will introduce us to our strengths

– Epictetus

We all know someone who talks the big game, but then something comes up and they’re nowhere to be seen (maybe its you)

Then theirs that shy timid person who you never hear a peep out of but something challenges them and all of a sudden they are this confident person and everyones like woah where that come from

Wheather were loud or shy or anything inbetween we really don’t know what we’re made of until we get out their into the world

I heard a quote once saying it’s easy to be a Buddhist in the hills and live a peaceful life, but try and find tranquility in the markets or busy street that’s the real challenge

If you want Strength in a certain area then you need to work on that area of your life

Other wise you will always be weak in it

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Thank you for exposing me

Thank you for exposing me

2020 as we know wasn’t the best year…

I had some ups and downs but funny enough I got to travel more in 2020 than I have any other year

Most of us are glad to see the end of it,

But after some reflection
I’m grateful that it happened

It exposed me
It left me vulnerable
And I know that I’m not as strong as I thought I was…

It’s easy to be resistant in easy times
It’s easy to have a positive mind in good times

But we never truly know what we are made of until the shit turns sideways

I know I have work to do.

Thank you 2020.

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Motivation… Is weak

External motivation is weak.

Because it relies on something or someone else.

I remember the late nights watching rocky 4 for like the 100th time,

I used to get so motivated and want to run for miles…

But in the late morning or afternoon whenever I woke

That motivation was gone.

And the exercise never got done.

Then I would watch rocky again

And the same feeling and the process continued.

This is what happens when we rely on outside sources for our motivation.

Its doesn’t come from within so it’s not strong to sustain our habits.

I would argue that motivation is weak itself…

Even if it comes from within…

What should we rely on then?

Discipline.

Don’t feel like doing something, you do it anyway

Discipline feels like your worst enemy
It makes you do things you hate

But it has your best interests at heart

Exercise,nutrition,work…

If your disciplined

You wont need motivation, but your results in life will compound

And you will realise that discipline is your best friend