Success

Be Faithful Over Few

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Find something you’re truly passionate about.  I’m not talking about those fake passions where you do it when you feel like it.  I’m talking about that passion that represents your gift, that gift you do effortlessly without even thinking about it. 
— Akeem Haynes

 

There are times when we get caught up in the comparison complex. 

You know, that moment when it seems like things aren’t happening for you, or when you feel like you’re making no headway despite how much effort you’re putting in.

 That in and of itself can be draining and have you feeling discouraged.  There are many feelings in this world that can have us feeling down, and discouragement is definitely one of them.  When we become discouraged, we often suppress our feelings, and that discouragement can easily turn into bitterness and anger.   And, no matter where we direct these emotions, they always seem to come back to us and leave us feeling even worse.

 

How does one avoid this?

I’m glad you asked.  Great question by the way!

 

“Be faithful with a few things, and I will put you in charge of many things.” 

– MT 25:23

 

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Before good things can come into your life, you must first be grateful for all that you already have.  Literally, take a moment, and look at what you have.  Whether you’re starting a business or trying to expand in an area or pursuing a dream, whatever aspiration that you have, you must first appreciate where you’re currently at in your journey.  

 

Once you acknowledge where you are, don’t look at the huge mountain in front of you.  Think about what the first few steps up the mountain will look like and be courageous enough to take them.   Break down that mountain and start climbing it one step at a time.

 

Trying to start a podcast?  You don’t need a mic to start.  Get some headphones, find a quiet space, and start speaking into your phone as if thousands are listening.

 

Trying to write a book?– Start with writing a page a day. Just one.  If you’re having a hard time committing to one page, write half a page. If that’s tough as well, commit to writing two or three times a week.  Be consistent and watch how much it adds up over time.

 

Trying to start a business?– Find something you’re truly passionate about.  I’m not talking about those fake passions where you do it when you feel like it.  I’m talking about that passion that represents your gift, that gift you do effortlessly without even thinking about it. Figure out what that gift is for you, develop a plan around it, and then figure out how you can turn it into a business. 

 

I could go on and on, but here’s my point:

 

Before anything can grow, you have to water the soil that’s in front of you.   You have to keep your ears open, your eyes locked in, and your head up so you can see where you’re going.

 

In due time, because you have been faithful with growing what you have, the Good Lord will elevate you to the level you’ve always dreamed of. 

 

You got this. 

 

Love, 

 

AK

 

Sunday Reminder #2

Just Keep Walking

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You know, sometimes it’s better to just start walking, rather than to sit and think about it. One of the hardest things to do, is just to start something. Whatever it is, having the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and fully commit to doing it takes a lot out of you.

 

Now once you start, I’m not saying it’s going to get easier, no no no that’s not what I’m saying. What I am saying is that you will start to gain confidence, and a flow and once you start getting in the flow of something you start to become consistent.

 

It always starts with you, we are the one common denominator in our success and failures, in our happiness and sadness, our problems and solutions, our fears and our dreams. 

 

The beautiful thing about one’s journey is that it only requires one person to believe, and one person to start. And that’s you, so just start walking towards that dream, start walking towards that goal, start walking towards that joy, start walking towards that destination.

 

Don’t worry about who’s going to join you, don’t worry about who’s going to walk with you, don’t worry about who’s not going to believe in your vision, don’t worry about who’s going to fall off along the way.

 

Just start walking, the right people when the time is right will walk with you. It’s better to be in company of those who want to see you do well with their actions, rather than those who say so with their words.

 

I’m going to continue walking no matter what,

 

And I hope that you do too.

 

Keep walking.

9 Things That Happen When You Chase Your Purpose

Most people will not chase their true best life simply because of how hard and unknown that territory is. When I was younger I did not understand it but now that I am older and I see and feel the cost of not sticking with your dream a lot more.

 

I started chasing my dream of helping help people with injuries and staying healthy in 2016, and not many good things have happened since then. Back in 2016, I had two jobs, 20k in the bank and my wife and I felt like we could do anything that we wanted. Now the picture is very different because dreams come at a steep cost and not many people like that price tag.  Here are something’s that will happen to you when you start going after what you want in life. 

 

1. Resistance Comes At You From Every Direction

Resistance consists of anything that distracts you from accomplishing what you want to. Sugar is resistance because it slows you down physically and mentally, a lack of hydration is resistance because you don’t have the energy levels to give to your dream. The opposition can come from people who discourage you because they make you doubt yourself. 

The list of things that can slow you down could go on forever. The important thing in dealing with resistance is changing your attitude about it. When I was training as a sprinter, my favorite workouts were resistance workouts. Whether it was running up the hill, pulling a sled, or being in the weight room, resistance would slow me down, but in the end, it helped me to run faster. 

When you get resistance in your life, you have to learn to smile, or it will wear you down. Resistance has one goal, and that is to get you to go the other way. The more you smile, the more you frustrate it.

 

2. You Learn The Truth About Obstacles

The truth about obstacles that they never tell you in school is that you need them. They are not here to hurt you; they are here to destroy the weak ones. The reason that being a doctor is worth it is because it is hard. In high school, it weeds out those with bad grades. In College, it asks you to take organic chemistry. Then it invites you to apply to med school and take the MCAT. If you are one of the few, who can get past that you get the honor of studying for at least four more years to call yourself a Dr. 

The truth about every obstacle is that a portion of people will NOT make it to the next level. Celebrate that! The fewer people that can hold on the more valuable the thing you are chasing becomes. If there is no difficulty, there is no value. The truth about obstacles is that with each one the importance of what you are pursuing increases. 

 

3. You Are Handed Every Reason to Quit

You will feel like some days the world is handing you a briefcase filled with $20,000 to quit. In the short run taking the money feels excellent. The second you quit life goes back to normal. You are an average member of society doing all the things you are supposed to do. Everyone gets off your back. You don't have to feel shame and, and everyone around you can exhale because your life looks the way it should. 

The thing that sucks about taking the money and quitting is that no one would be mad at you for it. If you take it, people would tell you they understand because they would quit too. 

When  Khohealth was starting to heat up, I was feeling great about what we were doing. We were in a better spot financially so I decided to fly to our developer from Denmark so we could work in the same place for once. When he got to the airport, he ended up getting arrested and detained for three weeks. I could not have one conversation with him, and we were at a critical point in what we were doing. Three weeks when you are in the heat of your dream. Everything in me was ready to quit, and you know what, everyone would have understood. 

Take the reasons to quit and throw them in the garbage if the long-term prospects don't look right. Here is what I mean, if someone gives you $20k to resign today, but in 5 years what you are working on will be worth $20 million is it still impressive? Focus on the long term and don't let the short-term stuff get you caught up. 

4. People Like Winners and You Won't Be Considered One For a While

When I made the 2012 Olympics, I learned my favorite lesson of life to date. When everyone found out I made the team, I was a winner, and they wanted to hold my hand. When I found out I was not going to get the opportunity to run, my life went back to how it was before. I don't blame anyone for leaving me hanging though because the world loves winners. Being around winners feels excellent!

When you start chasing your purpose, you will be a loser, and there is almost nothing you can do about it. Inside you will feel good, and you will feel like a winner on most days, but outwardly there will be no proof of success. Success starts with the struggle, but people forget that when they see the progress. The grind is not fun to study, but the rewards of success are. If you are brave enough to chase your dream, be prepared to be treated like a loser. Never believe that lie though! 

5. You Learn to Defend Your Dream

If I tried to take your phone right now, you would be mad, and you would fight for it back. If I stomped on your dream and wanted to kill it, you would probably start doubting yourself. Defending your ideas feels much harder because it is not a tangible thing. It is based on faith, and anything you believe in becomes easy for others to take shots at. 

The best thing you can do is learning to defend your dream. Don't let anyone in your mind without taking their dirty shoes off and getting their feet washed by Jesus himself. Anything less and they are getting smacked for even trying to walk in your head. Your dream is worth protecting with your life because it is yours and it was given to you for a reason. 

6. You Learn How Far You Can Push Yourself

When you think you have done your last rep in a workout, sometimes you are only halfway. To be a great athlete it requires learning that you have so much more left in the tank than you think. 

To achieve the success that made you click this article it requires you to take more punches, survive on less money, take more risk, get laughed at more times than you ever thought you could. You can handle more, and I encourage you to block out the negativity and focus in on your work. Everyone else is going to talk regardless stay focused on the long-term vision.

7. Shame Hits You and You Learn to Deal With

Shame is a horrible thing because it makes you want to stay inside and never leave your house. It is probably a precursor to depression because the feeling sucks. In the midst of chasing my dream, I recently got fired from my job. I did not care about the job, but your ego gets slapped, and shame tries to find its way in your heart. 

I had one day I felt it so heavy I just lied on the ground face down like what is wrong with me? I wish I could be normal and have standard $70k a year aspirations and do as I'm told and settled in on that and take my nice vacation once a year. I swear I wish I could want that but God put something different in me, and some days I hate that he did. 

As I was lying there feeling bad for myself, my daughter climbed on my back and started riding me like a pony which made me start laughing. I immediately was like “Ian get up and stop feeling bad for yourself and get back to work. There is no time for that right now. “

Shame is resistance it wants you to spend time distracted. If shame gets you, it knows that you will never achieve what you want. Forget what people think of you, get on your feet, hold yourself up with good posture and get back to work. Don't stop believing because of the last kick to the stomach. 

8.  Life Becomes a Canvas

When you start chasing your dream, you see glimpses of how life can be. We are given a paintbrush, and we can create life how we want it to look. The problem is resistance says no you can't. Resistance tells you to get your ass to the first job that you can get paid for. Smile and take those paychecks and do everything you can to please your boss. Miss, your kids, lives because you have to work and if you don't do it you are a shame. 

You slowly take your paintbrush, and you wash it off and put it back in the package. You became scared and worn down, and you can only see failure and the consequences of it. You get stuck in it so long that you can no longer remember your paintbrush or that you know how to paint. 

You have the power to create your life. It can work the way you want it to. If you like working in the morning, it can be that way. If you love 3 day weekends that can be every week, but it requires knowing what you want and then making the sacrifice to make it happen. That is it! 

9. Faith is Something Most People Don't Have A Lot Of

People will talk like they have the most faith in the world, but they don't. They have faith as long as they have security. Take security away from a person, and you will see how much faith they have. It is easy to have faith when your bank account looks the way you want it to, and everything is moving in the right direction. Can you have confidence when it feels like everything has been taken away from you? 

It is essential to understand this when you are chasing what you want. Most people want you is to stay within the lines of life that they stayed within. You step outside of those lines and you will get a scolding for it. The reason is due to fear and only fear. Others become scared that your life will not work out. Maybe you will lose your friends, your job, your family, and all your money if you keep working outside of the lines. 

Fear and faith are not friends at all. If you are acting out of fear, you will rarely get what you want. You will get whatever life throws you. When you are operating out of faith, you believe in the vision and dream. 

 

Never Forget - The Dream was given to you, so no one else needs to understand it or get it. Just keep doing you.

 

Ian warner is the founder of KhoHealth, as well as an Olympian and author.

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Motivation Monday

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Last Monday, I was at the gym getting my swole on, right.  And in between sets I was taking my rest and trying to remember what I had in the fridge to eat once I got home. And my trainer (Drew Robertson) came over and we were talking (probably about food) and then another person come over and said, “I just can’t get going on Mondays, do you guys have that problem?”

 

My immediate response:

 

“Nah.”

 

But to be fair, I’ve never really thought about it until he mentioned it.  To me, the hardest day is Friday because your mind can be set on weekend mode and you can clock out Friday morning and end up not doing a single thing productive that day and waste it.  (I had a teammate in college who was the master of this.  Dude would clock out Thursday night!)

 

It can be dangerous because the weekend can slow up your momentum.

 

Like the man above, maybe Mondays are tough for you as well. So here are a few Monday Motivation tips that will hopefully improve your Mondays. (By the way, how many is a few? Because the other day I asked my little sister for a few of her skittles and she gave me like 2.  Did I get disrespected?)

 

But any who, let’s get into it.

 

 

 

Monday Motivation Tip #1

 The moment you wake up, try saying three things you are grateful for.  Then, after you say them out loud, write them down on a piece of paper and let it sit in a space where you can see it.  Then, before you head out the door, grab the paper and say them out loud one more time.  Doesn’t matter what day it is, no day will ever be the same.  So, appreciate the day that you have and make the most of it.  Don’t take it for granted. 

Monday Motivation Tip #2

Wake up on time and start with a good breakfast.  Don’t rush the morning.  Statistics show that in 2011 alone, 31 million people skipped breakfast.  I’m not the biggest breakfast person myself, but it does make a difference and you can feel it.  When you fuel your body with quality food, your mood will change throughout the day. People out here be ogre-ish when they don’t eat.   Don’t be an ogre anymore. 

Monday Motivation Tip #3

Start your day with something positive.  Listen to a podcast, listen to a talk, watch an inspirational video, listen to your favourite song, read a book, do something that pours into yourself.  Once you walk through the door, you can’t control what happens.  Along the way, something might disrupt your day, so you need to fill yourself up with so much positivity that if you do get disrupted, you’re not even sweating because you have all this positivity in you.

Monday Motivation Tip #4

Don’t check your phone first thing when you wake up.  Don’t even do it. Because once you do, you will be hooked to it.  And I’m telling you, the worst thing you can do for yourself when you wake up, is invest and look at somebody else’s life when you haven’t invested in your own life. Put the phone away and just take 20 minutes for yourself.

Monday Motivation Tip #5  

Why are you getting up?  No for real, ask yourself that.  The other day I woke up, glanced over at my watch on the dresser, and the time read 5:15am. The next time I glanced over, it said 5:50am. You might be asking, “What were you doing for 35 minutes?”

(Insert deep answer below)

 

I was looking at my ceiling….

 

I was like, “Man, I’m not feeling today.  This is stupid bruh. I should probably just throw in the towel and stop investing in myself like this. What’s the point?” 

And I remember those things going through my head, and then in walks my little sister, half asleep stumbling into the walls.  She came over and gave me a hug and said, “Good morning Akeem”.

 Immediately I told myself to give it a rest.  Suck it up and let’s conquer the day.

 Life has a way of reminding us the many reasons why we need to push through. 

 

Monday Motivation Tip #6

Whether you like Monday or you don’t, it’s still going to come.  It’s always going to be a day that is part of the week.  While you might wake up on Monday upset and mad at the world, Monday is all smiles and sunny and ready to go.  If your competitive like I know you are, you won’t let Monday shine brighter than you. Even if you don’t like Monday, you better compete with it and dominate the day so later that night you can say, “Monday, how does coming in second feel? ;)”

Monday Motivation Tip #7

Monday is the tone-setter.  If you start the week off in a bad mood, chances are Tuesday is going to be a write off as well, and unless your writing off your taxes, skipping a day doesn’t do your life any justice.  Momentum and energy is a powerful thing.  Set the tone early in the week.  Your days are more meaningful when you are intentional with each day.

Monday Motivation Tip # 8

Spread encouragement.  Start a group chat with some of your friends every Monday, and make it a habit of putting positivity in there.  Matter of fact, make that a requirement in order to enter the group chat. Your environment will change you long before you can change your environment. If your environment is already booming with positivity, it’s hard to be negative. Even the Grinch celebrated Christmas when he changed his environment (even if it was to ruin it initially).


Motivation doesn’t last so you need to find different ways to stay motivated. 

You may have heard about that cliché saying:

Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

Cliché statements are often the honest truths.  

 


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If you have a Monday Motivation routine, leave a comment below and let me know. 

 

 

 

-      Akeem Haynes

Mind, Body & Spirit

One thing I always told myself and I believed this wholeheartedly to the bottom of my heart was this. I knew that one day, it would be different. One day I would look back and smile, not because of how hard it was, but because I made it through.
— Akeem Haynes

 

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A Few weeks ago, I had a session with my old coach back when I played football in high school. Apart from the session being great so was the conversation and the insight. He’s got about 15-18 years of knowledge on me when it comes to this thing called life.

 

I learned along long time ago, that when somebody older is trying to educate you, you shut up and listen. Period. Never ever be too into yourself that you think you know everything because you simply don’t. but we’ll save this part of the message for another day.

 

Between reps we would grab some water and sit on the bench and id ask questions. And the more questions I asked, the more I learned, the more he reiterated what I knew, but he said it in a way that I wouldn’t have said it in.

 

People say things differently, they give different examples and explanations. Put it like this, you could show 10 people how to make chicken, and the chicken would taste differently 10 different times, even with the same recipe. Interesting huh?

 

But as we started talking more, we started talking about the mind, body and spirit. How you treat your body as a whole. How to feed your body the right things inside and out. Which leads me to the message today.

 

 

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Mind

 

If there was a ranking, this would probably be #2. The mind is a complex component. Very complex. You can think yourself into doing anything, but you can also think yourself out of everything. And I mean everything. The mind is a place where all our information lives, its where our dreams and created, its where our ideas are stored.

 

Your mind can be your greatest weapon, or it can be your greatest road block. I’ve probably said in many of these messages, be careful of the story you tell yourself on an everyday basis. I don’t mean to every sound redundant, but that’s probably the only edge I’ve ever had on anybody else. The story you tell yourself, every day is the story that’s going to come to fruition. Some of you may have read the book so I’m going to expound on this story so it’s a little different. When I was in high school my only motive, was to get a scholarship in football, or track. I knew that without a scholarship I couldn’t afford to go to school at least for a few years. All I could do was control what I did on the field, or on the track and classroom. Everything else was out of my control. I couldn’t control going to school and only eating one meal a day or sometimes none. I couldn’t control that most nights we had to use candle light and take cold showers in the middle of winter. I couldn’t control the fact that I wore the same two pairs of shoes throughout high school, I couldn’t control wearing the same clothes throughout high school, I couldn’t control sharing a place with 10 other people at one point. SOMETHINGS ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, REALIZE THAT. But what is in your control you have to take full advantage of that.

 

One thing I always told myself and I believed this wholeheartedly to the bottom of my heart was this. I knew that one day, it would be different. One day id look back and smile not because of how hard it was, but because I made it through. Every single day before I took the field or track id tell myself in a short prayer. “Today is the day, if not today, then tomorrow. I just have to keep working and believe in it, and have faith. It’s going to work out”

 

Every day, envision the things you want. Envision how you’re going to make it out of this tough time. And I know some of you are going through some things right now, but continue fighting and breaking those mental barriers.

 

The things you tell yourself in your mind every single day, will one day come to fruition.

 

It is possible. It will be done. It shall be done.

 

 

Body

 

Take care of your body please. Take care of your body. This is so key. One thing half the world doesn’t realize is that if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. I hate vegetables. I don’t like broccoli, or peas, or tomatoes, or anything of that stuff. But I know what it does for me in the long run, not the short run. If you focus on the short term when it comes to your body, you’ll probably find an excuse to not go exercise or not drink that water or not drink that green juice.

 

Between you and I, I could eat ice cream and cookies every day. And I mean every day, and I’m not strong guy when it comes to desert. I’m strong but I’m really not that strong. I could grab a cookie, get a few scoops of ice cream and dump it right on that cookie, add some fruit and eat that every single day. Mannnnnnnn just talking about it!

 

But I also don’t want to get big. I don’t want to put on that extra weight because I know how much harder I’m going have to work to sustain that habit. So, I eliminate the pressure and I don’t really buy it in my place.

 

It feels good to work out, it feels good to break a sweat, it feels good to get results, it feels even better to watch your body go through transformation. Your body will love you for it, not only now, but later.

 

Drink more water. Eat more greens. Do yoga. Go for a walk. Stretch more. Go for a jog. Hit the gym. Play some basketball. Play tennis, gulf, whatever it is. Get out and be active even if it’s for 10 minutes out of the day.

 

Watch how that small change changes your mood throughout the day. The best way to help you if you get angry is to take a boxing class. Hit a punching bag. Exercise that anger away.

 

Eat, drink whatever you want, in moderation it’s all good. But remember

 

 

If you take care of your body today. It will reward you later.

 

Spirit

 

This is probably the most important one of them all. You must believe in something. I’m a Christian. I believe in God. Believe in something. Strengthen your relationship with a higher source. I’ve gotten this far in my life, because someone was praying for me when I wasn’t praying for myself. Somebody was praying for my breakthroughs and guiding me through decisions when I could have taken another path.

 

You can feed your body and mind as much as you want, but when those things break down, what do you lean on? Where do you get that guidance from?

 

I’ve made a lot of changes in my life this past year, especially in the past few months. And this has been the area where I’ve seen the most benefit from. I read or listen to the bible every day. I pray to God for guidance, for acceptation, for forgiveness, and most importantly I pray more for people.

 

The thing about having a belief in something, is that no matter happens, you commit to it. Even on the days you don’t feel like it.

 

Sometimes when things aren’t going well, I’ll take a few moments and ask God to help me understand his ways, because sometimes he makes me want to fight him, but he accepts that. (I think)

 

I’m not saying you have to believe in my god or anybody else’s god. But believe in something. Take the time to feed your spirit. Because whatever area that you feed, will eventually get nourished.

 

Whatever area that you feed, will eventually get nourished.

 

Feed your faith, feed your spirit.

 

 

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Mind. Body. Spirit.

 

 

Akeem Haynes

Daily Rituals

 

We are what we do repeatedly, not what we say we will do. That's why having a routine is so imperative to any individuals success. I pretty much do the same thing every single morning and night. I’m sure many of you have your own routine whether you know it or not. Some of you may wake up, and lift your pillow, lift your blanket, then get up and flip the other pillow, then slowly look around and notice that your phone fell off the bed and landed on the floor. Then after you grab your phone you might scroll through the gram or twitter or check the sports news. Something along those lines, and if your smiling saying (he don’t know me) then chances are your right. But next thing you know its 8:30 and you’ve been awake since 7:30. And you haven't done anything to help get you in the right mood to start your day. What you do in that first hour can make a big difference on how your day goes.  I’m a big believer in using your time wisely and efficiently. Every morning I get up, I say a quick prayer, and then I grab my book and start reading for a minimum of forty minutes. I usually go over that, but I set that as a minimum. Before I go to bed I do the same thing. If you are looking for a good positive way to start your day off and dominate the week, here are some things that might help push you in that direction.

 

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 1). Find an interesting book and read it  

 I love reading, you can learn almost anything in books. There is so much knowledge and great stories in books, or if you need a spark of inspiration there are many books out there that can assist that (Including mine, just saying). Charles William Eliot says "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers". Start your day with a good book.

 

 

 2). Make A List  

Make a list of the things you need to do and get done for that day, I believe that if you physically make the effort to write it down, you will try a little harder to follow through with what you’ve written. When you write down anything, those words now travel to your subconscious mind and informs you that you need to get it done. It’s not a coincidence when we say, “I know I was supposed to do something, but I can’t really remember what.” That’s your mind trying to tell you to get back on track. Make your list, and work through until you complete what needs to be completed. 

 

3). Start experimenting with your passions

  Don't let anybody tell you that you can only be good at one thing. We are all capable of being great and many different things. We all have different passions and similar paths. When my first book came out it was made up of small notes I would make on my phone, or notebooks, or sticky notes or wherever I could write. I had no idea that it would turn into a book, but writing is something i'm passionate about and I made it into a habit to do this daily. I've now written two books and working on two more for the future. My point is, feed your passions, if your a writer, or painter, or artist, or singer, or song writer or whatever it is that makes your heart feel good, indulge in it every single day, even if its for five minutes out of your day. If you don't have five minutes to invest in yourself, you don't have a life. Don't let the clock run out, live in your passion.

   

4). Meditate/Lay and Relax

I’m not a big meditator I’m still working on this one, but my mind runs a million miles a minute, so I try ways to slow it down. This is one way that I do, I will usually put on a podcast, lay it on the bed beside me and I will lay there (usually in the dark cause I’m a vampire) and just zone in on the words. Usually I’m listening to a Ted Talk, or a speech or interview while I’m doing this so I can truly tune in on the message. When you shut off all other distraction and senses and focus on just one thing, usually your brain will be able to focus on that one thing, even if it’s for ten minutes. The positive intake that you can control will go a long way. 

 

5). Practice Gratitude

Gratitude in my opinion is one of the most over-looked virtues. It’s human nature to always want more, to want something better, to want this, to want that, we’re always moving forward and thinking about the future. I’ve been guilty of this myself, we all have. We compare lives, we compare situations and circumstances, we compare our stories to others and from this we sometimes intend to overlook the good things we have going for ourselves. Along my own walk, I’ve realized that, God won’t bring any new favors in your life until you show him your grateful with the things you do have already. Just because you might not be where you want to be, remind yourself that your a lot further than where you once were before. Water your own grass, feed your own mind, walk your own path, and know that your time will come, some people’s times comes sooner than others, some people have to wait longer than others, but don’t get discouraged, continue planting your seeds and no matter if your glass is half empty or half full, be grateful there is something in it.

 

6). Self-Evaluate

Make it a habit to self-assess yourself daily, weekly and monthly. It’s only through honest self-assessment that we get an understanding on what we need to improve on. For example, we talked about making a list, when you get home and started to unwind for the night, recheck your list, and start to acknowledge what you completed and what you didn’t complete. Then after that, write down how your day went, write down what you didn’t like, and then take a breath and write down all the good things that happened that day, some days you might write down more than other days, but get in the habit of finishing on a positive note.

 

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Now it’s on you....

 

If you already have a routine that works for you, then by all means continue doing that, but if you don't then I  challenge you to create your routine. One that works for you, you don’t have to use any of my points above, but it might help get your started on your own, but always put something positive in your head before you step out that door.  Remember, motivation is temporary, which is why you must be consistent with positive intake, every single day of your life.

 

 

If you have few moments to spare, let me know what you think of the post and I would like to hear some of your own daily routines and how they have benefited you. Feel free to share as well.

Have a great day,