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Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Where You’ll Be In 10 Years

By Brianna Wiest

Via~Thought Catalog

The second deepest human fear is the unknown. The first is unknown suffering, or being in ongoing pain without understanding why.

Our objective in life is split, and a direct response to those two things: to avoid pain, and pursue pleasure. But mostly, it is to try to make the unknown known. It’s why we look to stars and palms and spirit guides, cards and natal charts. It’s why we’re hung up on finding our “soulmates,” our dream jobs, our perfect towns and cities.

The truth is that we put an unbelievable amount of stock into what the world can tell us about where will be down the line, when the answer is so plainly in front of us.

Perhaps that’s what we’re running from.

If you tell me what you did today, I will tell you where you’ll be in 10 years. Not because you are destined to stay where you are. Not because you’re incapable of change. Not because you are doomed to repeat the past.

I can tell you where you’ll be in a decade because the subtle behaviors in your daily routine — and whether or not you stick to them — are the building blocks of your future life. I can tell you where you’ll be because your words are telling me. I can tell you where you’ll be because you will ultimately become exactly what you are. “Character is fate,” as it were. Your life will grow to reflect precisely what’s happening in your head. Continue reading “Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Where You’ll Be In 10 Years”

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Learning How To Be Laser Focused

Learning how to be laser focused… it’s REALLY difficult for me. I’m just not good at it. Never have been. I was an average student. Not that I wasn’t capable. Forcing myself to stay interested was like holding my breath. To this day, I struggle.

I can’t focus on just one thing. So, my solution is to narrow it down to 3. Since it’s my favorite number and all.

#1 – is top priority.  And that’s the one that is going to realistically get me to where I want to be.

#2 – is to keep my passion alive. Which is writing. It’s not a means to make money. One day it will be. I’ve learned mixing the two has been my downfall. I write because I enjoy it. I write because it’s my outlet. Not because it makes money. Writing should come from my heart. A true and authentic place only. Not by force because I want something in return.

#3 – is to stick to #1 and #2, that’s it. When I find myself straying, I have to STOP and revert back to my plan. I’m always changing shit up. Hence why I can’t be great at one thing. Majoring in minor things will always keep me at that “almost” level. Eventually I have to buckle down. That’s now. Why? I’m done running around in circles.

Reading and watching motivational videos is great. It helps put you in the right state of mind. But many don’t go any further that.  Stuck in that I want more but unable to grind and do the work consistently –  no matter what.

I read a really good article. It perfectly describes who I am. To my surprise I’m not the only one built this way. It made me feel good because I got to know myself even more. It’s OK that I am this way. I need to work on letting go of the need to be perfect. There are just some things I suck at. No need to beat myself up about it. I will focus on what I am good at and allow myself to bloom from those spaces.

http://tcat.tc/1DxiYht (This article, so me!😎)

To all the very overdriven yet also extremely lazy at the same time people, I feel you! I accept that I am this way. Some will have things to say about it. Like, that’s why you’re not where you want to be. My response is, I like to Netflix and chill. It’s my life and I will live it on my terms. I’m not worried about you or where you’re at. I’m just worried about me. I don’t complain or feel sorry for myself. I just DO. I do what I need and want to do. And I sure as hell don’t ask for any handouts in the process. So I think I am doing pretty damn well. People are always judging and criticizing others. I find that a lot on the internet. I admit I use to be that way. The truth is, you’re just insecure with yourself. Secure people don’t take the time to belittle others. It’s a waste of energy! If you just released a book, why are you writing a blog post about how people who watch TV are basically dumb? Like why? Being rude will not help you sell books. People who watch TV love to read too.

Balance is the key. That’s something we should all strive to have because we’ll be happier within ourselves. There should be no lack of anything. We should have enough of what we need and enjoy. My balance is different from yours. Just as long as we’re all HAPPY.

I live more by action and not the internet nowadays. Much more peaceful. No arguing and calling people out. President Trump…doesn’t it get exhausting? 🤣

Anyways, here are some words of wisdom from Adam Khoo – in which he learned from his mentor. “There are 3 things you should never go against. Gravity, love and the trend.” Awesome!

 

 

Finding some sort of balance. Structure and routine.

I’m having a bit of a hard time. I wanna do so much. Too much. Know the feeling?

So…I started watching Tim Ferris again. The master of managing time. He offered a really good tactic.

I’m a list maker. But the thing is, my list is always too big. I don’t know about you guys but I always seem to fail at checking everything off. It hardly ever happens. Sometimes I jot down a list and the weekend comes…guess what happens? It feels all too much. Too time-consuming. FAIL. Then Monday comes. The feeling of I didn’t get shit done ruins my whole Monday morning mood! UGH

Tim to the rescue. This makes total sense. Going to implement this asap.

I have another one 🙂 He’s someone I watch every now and then. He has a variety of things that could help. Especially if you’re trying to make a name for yourself on YouTube. I like this one a lot. Just have to start. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I told myself to post more frequently. I try and fail. My biggest problem. I do too much. I spread myself thin and can’t get great on at least ONE THING.

 

Lets put all this to the test.

Make my list SMALL. DEFINED. RIGGED. And hold myself accountable.

Focus on my writing and videos daily. Everything else comes second.