It truly is disheartening to some degree to see so many people blame life and random circumstance for their “place” in life. Why are some people that are diagnosed with cancer so positive and motivated to live while others so opposite? Why are there people that have lost both of their legs not letting that define and confine what they do, while others sink into that black abyss known as self-pity and depression?
My belief is that no matter what is served on your plate, you have choices on how to react. You can choose to eat it or not, you can choose to put salt or pepper on it, or you can choose to use any of the provided tools be it a knife, a fork, or a spoon.
This fact can’t be argued…the proof is in watching those people that are so monumentally inspirational. The only thing that can be argued is that we, as humans, are not perfect, therefore we have our days of feeling down and our days of feeling happy and motivated. The point is to be constantly aware of what YOU are doing and how YOU are internalizing the things presented to you.
There is no greater gift than “right now”, so to dwell on the past or over-focus on the future is to waste the here and now. It’s time to focus on you, and learn to nip the negativity and self-pity in the bud. You can’t change yesterday, but you can have the utmost impact on “right now”.
Make someone else smile because it will more often than not make you smile too.
Google some inspirational/ motivational quotes and stories, that could help.
Go for a run or a walk…enjoy nature.
Find someone that is going through something worse than you and help them.
Make a good and bad list about where you’re at in life, it can help put things into perspective.
Write down what your goals are, what you want your daily life to look like…read it often, everyday! Pound it into your brain.
No matter what…the biggest thing you can do, TAKE ACTION! Sitting, waiting, pouting, and depression are not action items, they are shackles and weights on your life. Stand up and move! This moment is yours, nobody owns it but you. It’s about your choices, your perspective, and your willingness to TAKE ACTION!
I write these blog posts because I want to help, in some way, it makes me feel good. Trying to motivate others, helps to motivate me, which allows me to avoid my own “down” times. This is one of the ways that I “TAKE ACTION”!