On Darkness and Light

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“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” – John Steinbeck

They say change is the only true constant in our lives. Defined as the process through which something becomes different. Some of us fight it, others choose to focus their energy on adapting to the new circumstances; to make the most out of whatever it is that has changed.

Change is inevitable.

There’s good and bad in our lives. There’s good and bad in the world around us. How we react to all that is entirely up to us.

But what I really what to write about is the so called “blessing in disguise.”

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Luck is For Leprechauns

“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal

Imagine if somehow, through a miraculous occurrence, you’d be offered the chance to get what you want most out of life. Your heart’s desire. Right here, right now.

Would you take it?

No strings attached, no soul-selling required.

But would you take it? Would you want to get all that you ever wished for right now?

Would you be able to hold on to it? Appreciate it?

Do you have the knowledge, experience, mental state, support system, friends to keep this dream come true a reality? Continue reading

Why You Must Become a Modern-Day Stoic (And What to Do to Become One)

David Goggins. Possibly the toughest man alive. The only person to complete SEAL training, US Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He also holds the current record for most pull-ups done in 24 hours.

He once famously ran 100 miles in 24 hours, and he did it by sheer power of will. The metatarsal bones in his feet were broken. There were stress fractures, shin splints, and muscles tearing. He was peeing blood down his leg because he couldn’t make it to a toilet 20 feet from him.

He was on the brink of death, but he kept going nonetheless.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not our bodies that break under high stress, but rather our minds. It is all a mental game.

Yes, pain is inevitable. The avoidance of pain, the desire for comfort, the clinging to one’s comfort zone, all of those cause us pain.

But suffering is optional…

Want to know why?

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We All Want to Change The World

worldIt’s my honest opinion that we all want to leave our mark on this world. Some of us may not recognize this urge, but we all want to change something, to alter things, to create something that will last longer than us. Even if it is a scar. Yes, there are plenty out there who just want to inflict pain, because that’s the only thing they can do. Or the only thing they think they can do. Continue reading

DO NOT Mistake Motion for Action

This is something that we all struggle with at various moments in our lives.

Why?

Because being in motion and taking action are similar, but not the same. They both give you something to do, but… Continue reading

Obstacles

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where they are had to begin where they were.” — Richard L. Evans

There comes a time when a certain number of obstacles get in the way of you getting what you want.

Setbacks.

Failures.

Disappointments.

What you thought would happen, didn’t. Your expectations turned out to be misguided.

What do you do then?

Well, the answer is simple. Rest, if you have to. Don’t quit, but take a short break to think things through. What happened, who did what, and what has to be done to improve the situation.

Don’t spend too much time though. You’ve got to keep moving forward, no matter what. Continue reading

If You Can’t Bear no Crosses…

If you can’t bear no crosses, you can’t wear no crown.

If you do not fight for what you want, you’ll never have it.

Success is never owned, only rented. Continue reading