Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Even President Obama has bad days

Even President Obama has had his credit card rejected from Nasir Shakouri

We all have good days and bad days. You can't let the good days get to your head and you can't let the bad days get to your heart. This segment always gets a chuckle out of me every time I watch it. Keep fighting and remember that even President Obama has bad days too. Happy Thursday everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sometimes the thing holding you back is all in your head

Lots of people don't achieve their dreams because they are too afraid to try. They feel that they aren't smart enough or strong enough or experienced enough to make their dreams come true. The fact is, most people hold themselves back because they convince themselves that they cannot do it. Life is too short to worry about the what ifs and coulda woulda's. Don't be like this horse tied up to a plastic chair and kick your plastic chair down.

Monday, November 10, 2014

One of my favorite cartoons

I really love this comic. It sends such a positive message about trying whatever it takes to overcome an obstacle, even when the odds are stacked against you. You may fail 999 out 1000 times, but not trying is the biggest failure.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Discipline over Motivation

I just saw this message and it really got me thinking. There are a lot of books and seminars about getting motivated or motivating yourself to be better, but motivation is temporary. Everyday discipline may be a lot harder to achieve, but it is much more sustainable if you practice it consistently. When you are disciplined, you will be able to be more productive even when you don't feel like being productive.

Steps to being more disciplined:

1. Start small - Do the little things and try to be consistent. If you don't usually make your bed in the morning, start with that.

2. Stay consistent - Do it everyday and try not to miss a day. Remember, it only takes 2 minutes in the morning.

3. Expand - Now start cleaning your desk, your room, your kitchen, etc. Remember to stay consistent. You will realize that you start doing these things even when you don't feel like it.

4. Let it flow - Keep it up and let it flow to different aspects of your life. Keeping a routine definitely helps.

The key to being disciplined is staying the course and doing things even when you really don't feel like doing it. Challenge yourself and stay with it. You can do it!

#Discipline  > #Motivation.