Daily Quotes – Thursday, March 31st, 2016

March 31st, 2016 by KP

“Stay positive, about everything. Try to find & focus on the positives in any situation. A positive mindset will determine your happiness.”

 

“Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter. This moment is here and now for you to live.”

 

“Don’t ever regret meeting anyone in life, one day you will realize they taught you one of the most invaluable lessons in your life.”

 

“You can’t recycle wasted time.”

 

“Surround yourself with people on the same mission as you.”

 

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Daily Quotes – Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

March 30th, 2016 by KP

“Life passes by so fast. Whatever makes you happy, that’s what you should do.”

 

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“Success is a very lonely road. Very few people are willing to endure the pain & the sacrifices to be successful. It’s an uphill battle, and along that road you’re not going to see too many friends. You’re going to see your shadow most often.” – Greg Plitt

 

“No expectations = No disappointments”

 

“Sometimes, we need to be hurt in order to grow. We must lose in order to gain. Sometimes, some lessons are best learned through pain.”

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Daily Quotes – Monday, March 14th, 2016

March 14th, 2016 by KP

“The universe is responding to who you believe you are.”

 

“You don’t get paid for keeping ideas, you get paid for making them happen.”

 

“Life is too precious & too short to sit around regretting lost opportunities. Get up and get going.”

 

“Stay strong when times get tough. Don’t get discouraged, keep fighting.”

 

“If it’s not going to benefit your future, don’t do it.”

 

“To be a great champion you must believe you’re the best. If you’re not, act like you are.”

 

“Life passes by so fast. Whatever makes you happy, that’s what you should do.”

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Daily Quotes – Saturday, March 12th, 2016

March 12th, 2016 by KP

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare

 

“So many people along the way,whatever it is you aspire to do,will tell you it can’t be done.But all it takes is imagination.You dream.You plan.You reach. There will be obstacles.There will be doubters.There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you,there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

 

“The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

 

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

 

“Nothing is either good, or bad, it just is.”

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Daily Quotes – Thursday, March 10th, 2016

March 10th, 2016 by KP

“No regrets, just lessons learned.” – Jennifer Aniston

 

“Never compare yourself to someone else. The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.”

 

“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.” – Stephen Chbosky

 

“Momentum in life comes from increased fluidity, a willingness to try more, to move in a less constricted fashion.” – Robert Greene

 

“Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

 

“Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.”

 

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

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Daily Quotes – Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

March 9th, 2016 by KP

“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise” – Frank Ocean

 

“1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.

2. When you become good at doing something you will enjoy it more.
3. When you enjoy doing something there is a good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it”

 

“The greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process, express something, and make a splash. What happens in such a case is that you do not master the basics; you have no real vocabulary at your disposal, what you mistake for being creative and distinctive is more likely an imitation of other people’s styles, or personal rantings that do not really express anything.” – Robert Greene

 

“What must ultimately motivate you is the work itself and the process” – Robert Greene

 

“If we feel afraid, we tend to see more of the potential dangers in some action. If we feel particularly bold, we tend to ignore the potential risks. What you must do then is not only alter your mental perspective, but reverse your emotional one as well. For instance, if you are experiencing a lot of resistance and setbacks in your work, try to see this as in fact something that is quite positive and productive. These difficulties will make you tougher and more aware of the flaws you need to correct. In physical exercise, “Resistance is a way to make the body stronger”, and it is the same with the mind. Play a similar reversal on good fortune – seeing the potential dangers of becoming soft, addicted to attention, and so forth. These reversals will free up the imagination to see more possibilities, which will affect what you do. If you see setbacks as opportunities, you are more likely to make that a reality.” – Robert Greene

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Daily Quotes – Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

March 8th, 2016 by KP

“Priorities… Everyday we are faced with the fact that time is a certified depreciating asset. You will never be as young as you are right now. The window of opportunity to self generate success is closing at an alarming rate. Make choices that give you a return on your investment. Assets that appreciate even as time flies by with every wasted breath.. So grab some donuts and invest in your future, before that window of opportunity shuts on your ass.” – Joe Donnelly

 

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” – Hugh Laurie

 

“Angels… It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else. Closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel – one sent to you from higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them – even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering – the reason for their presence will become clear in due time. Though here is a word of warning – you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts & the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.” – Lang Leav

 

“It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me. That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.” – Lang Leav

 

“Every morning you have 2 choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up & chase them.”

 

“There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on”. – Zayn Malik

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Why People Don’t Take Action, and How To…

September 12th, 2012 by KP

Been a while since posting on here.

So my sister just forwarded this article on Zen Habits to me – The Habit of Starting, and it sparked a few thoughts in my head of thought processes I’ve been doing lately.

I think the biggest thing for taking action, or starting & creating a new habit is all in your mind. For me, it’s making either the pleasure or pain of the result if you do or don’t take action as intense as possible. When we take action it’s almost always because we’re either moving towards pleasure or away from pain, so making the feeling of pleasure of the result if you do take action, or making the feeling of pain if you don’t take action, so damn intense that you can’t help but take action. Make yourself think & visualize circumstances that would cause pain such as “If I eat XYZ”, or “If I don’t get up & exercise right now, then I will continue to be unhappy with myself physically & mentally” and then for pleasure like “If I eat ABC”, or “If I get up & exercise right now, then I will achieve a disciplined mind & body I am proud of.” You just need to make the feelings of pleasures & pains as intense as possible when you visualize them in order to have no other choice than actually to crave taking action.

Like in the article, the reason we don’t take action is because we’re comfortable. Our comfort zones keep us standing still, comfort is the death of growth, and if we’re not growing we’re dying. So if comfort = no action, then discomfort = action. Using the visual & mental intensity to create emotions of pleasure & pain is a good way to reverse that comfort feeling that so often makes us sit still & not progress, so that it becomes more uncomfortable to actually not take the right action.

Another default I like to do when about to make a decision, whether it’s something I’m about to eat / drink, something I’m about to do etc. is weigh up the short term consequences and the long term consequences of each choice. Example: I’m hungry and want to eat something. A fast food snack tastes good in the short term, but isn’t healthy, will no doubt make me crash in 30 mins, as well as cause me to be out of shape if I continue to snack on fast foods. A salad or spending 5 mins prepping a healthier meal for example might not taste as good in the short term, but it’s better for me nutritionally, will give me sustained energy rather than a quick 30 min burst then crash, and will aid me in achieving a healthy body & mind long term.

Looking at things like this and taking a moment of conscious thought before making a decision rather than responding to the decision unconsciously (unconscious decisions are almost always made using emotion rather than logic) may seem like nothing if you don’t do it “one time”, but that “one time” of taking action is the first step in either creating a good or bad habit. I still to this day haven’t found once instance where the long-term benefits don’t out-weigh the short-term benefits. It just takes a few seconds of conscious thought to make a rational decision rather than an emotional one. The frontal cortex in our brain is the only piece of hardware our bodies have that enable us to make rational, logical decisions rather than emotional ones, and it is that evolutionary frontal cortex that separates us from the animal kingdom where all act based on emotion. When we become slaves to our emotions, we are essentially backtracking in to primal form.

It’s in our moments of decision where our destiny is shaped, so every time you need to make a conscious decision, whether it be that you’re hungry & about to decide what you eat, take a step back and weigh up the short & long term consequences of your actions. With discipline comes reward.

“We are creatures of habit, which means we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not and act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

Feels good to get writing on here again.

KP

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