Growth is not an accident

How many of us want better? Anything. A better life in general. A better career. A better relationship. A better looking bank account?

Almost everybody we know wants something better. How many actually have a plan to make better happen?

I think most of us have grown with the misconception that growth just happens. That if we go to school, and get a job and work hard we will by default move up and up in life.

Now how many people do we know that have done this and are still in the same place ten years later?

One great thing I heard was: ” if you’re still talking about what you did five years ago you haven’t grown.”

The main take away here is that most people want to change their circumstances but are unwilling to change themselves.

If we want a better life we have to work diligently on at least one thing everyday and make it better. Be it how we treat others, how we eat, how we spend etc…

We must live on purpose!

Do you have a personal growth plan? Comment below.

Love y’all

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LOVE the acronym

What if we broke the word love down into four simple steps we could take to actually live out the word?

LOVE be Loving, Optimistic, a Visionary and Encourager!

How could someone not benefit from having this kind of person in their life?! If we all lived out love in this way it would add so much inspiration and positive energy to the people around us. We would add value and live with a purpose. And it’s easy!

Add value to the lives of those around you and you’ll add value to your own life as a result. It’s a win win!

For the most part I think it’s safe to say that we all enjoy a little positive vibe. Most people feel good when someone says something nice or encouraging to them. Shares a smile. Offers to help. Especially when you do this for a complete stranger!

Be the change you want to see in the world. Live on purpose!

I challenge you to go out and do just one random act of kindness everyday and prove me wrong if it doesn’t make your life better.

Love y’all

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Journey to success

Success is a destination, just like any other destination you don’t get there instantly. You get there one step at a time in the right direction.

If we learn to treat our journey toward success like we treat a journey to any where on our GPS we would have a lot more success.

When we set our destination on our GPS we get a little blue line that tells us where we’re going. We get an estimated time that the journey will take.

All of this allows us to prepare in advance for our travel. We know it’s going to take time. We know that there may be some delays, that there may be road blocks and traffic jams. We may get tired. At the end of it all we know that sooner or later, one way or another–we’re going to get there.

So we get in our car and we drive. We follow the directions and we focus on the path ahead until we get to where we want to be.

This is our path to success. Let’s put our destination into our success GPS. Follow the directions and let’s focus on the path ahead. Buckle up and drive on; and just like taking a trip eventually we will get to where we want to be.

Positive vibes for positive minds

Love y’all

Jesus take the wheel…

A common statement sometimes used in a joking manner sometimes being serious. I don’t necessarily agree with the idea though.

People leave things in the hands of God and expect things to work out for the best but trusting in God has to be like driving a car. You trust God is going to help you get to where you need to go but if you’re not holding that wheel you’re going to crash. You have to be actively driving your car just like you have to be actively living your life. Living on purpose. If you’re not actively pursuing your success, you’re going to crash.

So have Faith, trust reason, whatever your practice or belief. Whatever you want to call it. Just be active! Trust the process but work the plan!!

Love y’all

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What will you die for?

How committed are you to your dreams? Is the only thing you dedicate to your dream sleep?

I recently went to the John Maxwell Team certification and I was there with 2,999 other people. We were all there with the same general purpose of self improvement. We all have different dreams though.

While there we did an exercise that asked us what we were and were not inclined to give up to accomplish our dreams. My answer: I’ll die for my dream. That’s my level of commitment.

Technically I’d transform for my dream cause I don’t believe in death. You get the idea though.

If your dream isn’t the most important thing in your life, it isn’t a dream–it’s an idea. Ideas change, DREAMS CHANGE YOU.

Commit to your dream. If you are to convince anyone that your dream is real you have to be willing to stake everything to accomplish it.

Love y’all

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Are you afraid?

What would you strive for right now if you knew that it was GUARANTEED you would accomplish it?

Generally how do you FEEL about the things that you want to do in life? DO YOU THINK I’ll give it a shot and if it doesn’t work oh well? Or do you think, I’M GOING TO GIVE THIS MY BEST UNTIL I HAVE WHAT I WANT?

I used to have the first type of mentality described. Didn’t notice until later that by doing this I’m already stepping up to something DEFEATED. Now I’ve learned that if I stick with something long enough IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL THAT SOMETHING IS MINE.

Eventually the energy you’re investing into something builds a strength so powerful that the only choice is for you to have it.

BEING AFRAID HOLDS US BACK, unless we instead learn to be afraid of not having what we want. FEAR IS THE GREAT MOTIVATOR!

Aspire to be great–and you will be.

Love y’all.

Positive vibes for positive vibes.

Does your brain have a language?

I’m sure you’ve heard about your subconscious mind. You know that part of the brain that works in the background? Some really smart people sometime back compared this “subconscious mind” to a blank clay tablet. On this tablet we write a code. Just like a computer this code is the brains language.

What your brain is exposed to is what gets imprinted on this clay tablet. So think about that: if you expose your brain to a bunch of negativity what kind of language do you think your brain will have?

The more you read and the more you put positive thoughts into your brain, the better your language will be. You can set yourself up for success with positive affirmations.

Say to yourself every morning that you are amazing, great and confident and you have the power to achieve anything that you want in life. Do that and see how much your life changes.

We have control over what we expose our brains to the most. You can change your brains language to help you achieve your goals. Teach that little voice in your head to be your biggest cheerleader and go out and accomplish greatness.

Stop feeding your brain junk and start feeding it tools of inspiration.

Love y’all.

Positive vibes for positive minds.

Being true

You never get tired of being who you naturally are; you get tired of being someone that you’re trying to be, because it’s unnatural.

Think about how you are and the things you do on a daily basis. An example is someone who likes to work out. If someone truly likes working out they don’t ever get tired of it because they enjoy it.

On the other hand if someone doesn’t like working out they have to push themselves to do it. This people get tired of because it’s something you don’t enjoy doing. You’re only doing it because of some other motive.

If you catch yourself saying out loud or to yourself that you’re tired of being “nice”, or tired of being well behaved stop and ask yourself: am I doing these things because I genuinely enjoy doing theses things or because it’s what other people expect of me?

It’s not a matter of right or wrong. It’s a matter of true or false. Know who you really are and stress will leave your life.

Love y’all.

Positive vibes for positive minds.

Love and let love

What do you do if you want to pass a test? Study. What do you do if you want to win a game? Practice. What do you do when you fall in love? Jump into it and hope it works out.

Doesn’t make much sense does it? It blows my mind how people will study and prepare for all sorts of things, and when it comes to relationships just kind of wing it. Totally underplaying the fact that you’re about to start a LIFE with a completely different PERSON who has their own VIEWS and way of doing things.

Relationships (at least those that you care about) should be the one thing that you study, practice and give your absolute best to make work in the best possible way.

That makes sense right? If you love someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them that you should do as much preparing as possible to make sure that the two of you give your absolute best for one another?

Of course not. You’re right. You should just jump into it and trust that love will be enough to get you over the fact that he expects you to do all of the dishes–always.

Be smart, do your homework and find out how the two of you can put your best foot forward and work out any potential conflict before it happens. Talk to a coach. Don’t wait until you’ve hurt the one you love by not paying attention to their needs. Learn their love language. Learn yours.

Positive vibes for positive vibes.

Love y’all

Don’t be offended

Ever met a germaphobe? Me either. I’ve heard of them though and I get what the term means. Pretty much scared shitless of germs.

I think in today’s world–at least today’s America (United States of America), being a germaphobe and being politically correct sure as hell do a lot of flirting.

People are to the point where they’re afraid to talk because they may offend someone. It’s sickening really. I think if someone says something and you feel offended by it, deep inside of your person you find truth in what they said.

It’s simple really: if you don’t like the way someone talks you shouldn’t worry about changing them; you should just focus on what you can control–you. Remove yourself from the situation.

I think today people are so caught up on “fixing” other people and changing how others are that it’s become an all out war. A free for all. Change everything that makes you upset or uncomfortable. Sometimes the best thing to do is change your surroundings by leaving.

To ask someone to change how they live to accommodate the way you live is a self defeating cause. You’re asking someone to accept your way of life and at the same time you’re not accepting theirs.

We don’t have to like each other to work together. We just have to have common goals. Let’s focus more on the goals and less on the bullshit. Let’s grow a little testicular fortitude and not be offended by everything. Seriously your being offended offends me.

Like how I did that? Pretty witty I know. I’m pretty awesome.

Positive vibes for positive minds.

Love y’all.

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