Writing Prompt 1/29/2020: Fight (Nonet)

Writing Prompt 1/29/2020: Fight (Nonet)

The bumps and the bruises are part of the game.

You fall down seven times but stand up eight.

With no regret you push on ahead.

You’ll do it for family I said.

Nothing is impossible.

You are unstoppable.

Look inside your mind.

What do you find?

Is there grit?

No quit?

Fight.

Writing Prompt 1/20/2020: Sun

Writing Prompt 1/20/2020: Sun

Beneath the flowers and the stems,

lie the roots and weeds to condemn.

You look so pretty up top,

underneath are you clean or a dirty workshop.

You must dig to find out,

look in every corner for why you may doubt.

Shackles and chains,

always deny what you wish to attain.

Grab a flashlight and look for the dark,

make it light and get it right.

Writing Prompt 1/18/2020: The Oasis

Writing Prompt 1/18/2020: The Oasis

The day will soon come when you develop your self.

The night will soon come when you un-develop.

The morning will soon come when you re-develop.

The day will soon come when you un-develop.

The night will soon come when you re-develop.

The whole of your life will never be fully, but the path of your soul will always be lovely.

It may hurt and you may not belong.

But we all do, or nobody would.

The Oasis waits, come one or come all.

The Oasis waits, but without you will not exist.

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

The In-Between State Of Your Energy

Personally, I am really good at staying focused and working extremely hard for a couple weeks at a time, but after those couple of weeks, I find myself slipping up for a couple days.

I’ll get in my head and think ‘I’ve been working my ass off for the last three weeks, I deserve this food or I deserve this day off.’

This isn’t a bad thing.

Because when I put it in perspective, I used to go about 5-6 days and then allow a cheat.

I have lengthened my bouts of hard work and improvement, so naturally my ratio of good to bad days is getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.

I saw a post on Instagram today from one of my favorite accounts – @sourcemessages.

It was the inspiration behind my post today, and I will attach the original at the bottom for further clarification.

But essentially, when you are on your journey to a new you, you have to be patient enough to understand that the progression will take time.

It will be a while before the new you has fully moved in and the old you has fully moved out.

You’ll see in the instagram post, it can easily be compared to swapping out the furniture in your house.

Often times, a remodel of your living room is not going to happen in one day.

You’ll buy some new art work, throw the old stuff out.

You’ll get a new coffee table, get rid of the old one.

You’ll buy a new couch, sell your other one.

It takes some time to make a full transition no matter what the circumstances are.

So when things seem all over the place, when you think you have been on a roll and all of a sudden have a bad day… remember that it is like this because you are transitioning.

Almost NEVER, will you be able to dedicate yourself to a change and be immediately flawless in implementing your new lifestyle choices.

As the post finishes, I will too.

Everything you have ever asked for is making its way in to your life, and you should find joy in that.

@sourcemessages Instagram

Thanks.

How Are You Going To Explain Your Failure?

How Are You Going To Explain Your Failure?

We all (should) have some pretty big goals in front of us at all times.

I write about goals and vision and things of that nature quite a bit, but today I want to touch on the fear of failure and how it can be an extremely effective motivator.

I have a fairly daunting task in front of me this summer, with a reward waiting at the end to match the journey.

Things are getting pretty down to the wire in terms of time left to accomplish this task, but I’m not freaking out about it (hardly ever do, does no good).

One thing that was brought up to me today in regards to this task, was how I would explain to everyone around me if I were to fail.

‘I’m just not smart enough.’

I didn’t study as much as I should have.’

‘I was afraid to ask for more help even though I knew I needed it.’

These aren’t necessarily excuses, but every time you fail, people are going to want to know why. YOU are going to want to know why.

99% of the time, you will know exactly why.

You’ll know that you took too many breaks, too many days off, not enough late nights, whatever it may be.

You will know, but everyone else will also want to know.

So I come to you today with this, DON’T FAIL. Set your time frame to accomplish your goal, and do every single thing you can to make it happen.

As these last few weeks close in on my time frame, I know for a fact I am going to be giving every last ounce of energy I have to accomplish this goal.

When you have something in front of you, and other people know about it, think about how you’re going to explain yourself to those expecting highly of you if you are unable to achieve what you set out to.

I promise the story of why you failed won’t come down to the task being too difficult, it’ll come down to your preparation and your execution.

Give so much to it, that failing isn’t even an option.

Thanks.