Stop Wasting Time Complaining

This human experience is not eternal and will soon be gone. The life expectancy is approximately 72.5 years. So my friend, there is no time. There is no time to complain, to be angry, there is no time to be anxious. There is no time NOT to make today the most beautiful and amazing day we can make it. 

Because I make my day, I decide to be happy. I choose peace. I choose joy. I choose love. And the way I do this is by changing my language, whether it be the words that go through my thoughts, the written word I use, or when I talk to people. I remove all the negative words from my vocabulary. I chose to say “Well, I’ve had better days… Haha!” instead of “Today is a shitty day, everything sucks!”. If someone else complains, I repeat what she/he just said and turn it into a positive!!! 

I am here to create a life of love, peace, and freedom. I don’t have the time to be angry, frustrated, or anxious. Nothing in this world is worth loosing my peace, my joy, and my happiness over.

Finding Gratitude When it’s Hidden

It’s easy to be grateful when good things happen. When we have success, live the perfect day, meet someone who sparks something amazing inside us, gratitude comes easily.

It’s different when we face loss, challenges, disagreements, or misfortune. What happens to our gratitude then? Many of us will feel as victims when we experience adversity, and we think there’s no place for gratitude.

Indeed, how can we find gratitude in the face of loss, challenges, or misfortune? It’s hard to see challenges as having value, but through our suffering, finding gratitude can help us grow so much.

We can learn patience through torment or discomfort, wisdom from our mistakes, strength through loss, and compassion through calamities.

It’s possible to choose gratitude even if we’re the kind of person who tend to be negative because we can transform challenges into opportunities for growth.

With determination and effort, we can change the way we see things, despite what is happening to us, and with this new way to look at our situation, we can discover the gifts hidden in our setbacks.

Sometimes, we can’t see the gifts right away. There are times when we need to be patient and practice gratitude over and over. When hidden blessings are revealed to us, everything makes sense. We understand why we had to go through all of it. Out of hardship comes possibilities for which we can find deep gratitude.

Reading for your Soul

I’ve always loved reading. I think it’s just fun to flip through the pages of a book, and discover the thoughts of another human being. It’s almost like mind reading, if such thing would exist. Books are like pieces of human souls printed out for the whole world to learn from them.

Through books, I’m searching for something that will sparkle a new way to live my life, how to find happiness, how to succeed, how to love more, how to grow, how to be the best person I can be.

I sometimes get so excited to read a new book. The anticipation can be so strong I can’t think of anything else until I get to start reading. And very rarely have I been disappointed. Books have always delivered, there has always been a nugget in every single book I’ve read.

Challenging the Idea of Spare Time

Everyone gets only 24 hours a day (if you get 25, please email me with the details of how you manage this feat). All the time that we’ve already assigned, we’ve already assigned. Those few minutes left each day, we think of them as spare time. If only we could have more of it.

Somehow, some people manage to find 2 to 3 hours a day to do their side line project, write a book, learn and practice new skills that are bringing them closer to their dream life.

The reason is they’ve redefined what spare time means, they’ve redefined how they spend their time during their waking hours.

When you re-prioritize what spare time means to you, you can do anything and everything you want. When you say, “this is important to me”, you will have the spare time to do it.

Treat Yourself Like a Winner

What if every day you treated yourself like a winner?

You’ve won because you got up on time this morning. You’ve won because you said something nice to someone. You’ve won because you did what you said you’d do at work, at the gym, and in the kitchen.

Treating yourself like a special person is going to make you feel like a winner. You are indeed special, the simple fact that you are alive makes you special.

Recognize that you’re a winner for all the little things you do. Soon enough those wins will add up, and you’ll start creating bigger wins more often. You’ll be living the life of a winner. People will treat you like a winner too because that’s who you’ll be.

Take a Ridiculous Action

It starts with a feeling that something is not quite right, that something is missing from your life, but you don’t really know what it is. Passion, happiness, purpose, maybe fulfillment?

And then you constantly avoid making a commitment to have happiness, success, love because… you can’t, you don’t have time, and you have the best excuses reasons in the world not to. I mean, who’s going to pay for the car, the mortgage, and the loan? Besides, you can exercise tomorrow, and start working on your scales this weekend…

If you don’t face them, all those excuses are going to define you. You will become your excuses. You’ll get so used to be them, that nothing your best friend will tell you will be able to shake them up. They’ll be rock solid.

Your challenge is to make a small notch in your excuses to create a change in your life, one you can easily build on. A small, even ridiculous action can create massive changes in your life. Passion, happiness, purpose, fulfillment, success, and love are your birth rights.

 

 

The Power of Your Emotions

Negative emotions can drain you of your energy because you invest that energy into the negative feelings that are pulling you down. Meaning, you’re not down because someone put you down, or because you were born like this, you are down because you focus on the emotions that put you down.

The trick is not to never have negative emotions. That’s not real. The trick is to use the emotions, positive and negative, as cues to take action. Emotions are calls to action. How you feel will make or break your life.

Those painful emotions can be our best friends. They are sending us signals that what’s happening is wrong and that we need to make a change.

If you don’t listen to emotions, they will find a way to make you listen, they’ll erupt, and get more and more intense. The best way to deal with emotions is then to learn from and use them!

You Make Your Day

What’s wrong with constantly having a hard day?

You make your day. If you work for someone, you make your day by letting someone else telling you how to make your day. You can see this as either helping somebody achieve their dreams and getting rewarded by doing so, enjoying the process along the way.

Or you can see it as another hard day’s work, hating to even think about it, dragging your ass every day to the office, and dreaming of what you’ll do during the weekend, which you eventually spend doing errands and trying to relax.

Who chose the job you currently have? And why did you choose that particular job? If you hate it, you are burying the greatness you have in yourself. When you have a hard day, every day, you drain your power. When you’re depleted, you can’t share your unique talent, your beautiful gift with the world. And that’s what makes having bad days, every day, wrong.

Make your day the one you set out to be, and let the greatness grow from within. There’s nothing wrong with working for someone else, but it’s wrong to do it if it drains your power every single day.

 

The Perfect Zone

While living your life in your comfort zone feels safe and prudent, it is equally important to push yourself out of it, into your courage zone. It means you need to stop taking the easiest choice offered to you, and try something you’re a little uncomfortable doing, something that’s a bit scary. If you don’t, you’ll stagnate and wither.

On the other hand, if you try to live your life only in the courage zone, you’ll eventually feel so overwhelmed, you’ll end up in the terror zone. In this zone, you’ll burn out, be stressed out of your mind and continually worry.

You need to find balance between the comfort zone and the courage zone to grow your potential, your unique talent, and share your gift with the world.

What is Freedom?

It’s hard to come up with one definition of freedom because it differs from person to person. However, we can kind of categorize types of freedom.

There’s political freedom. It underlies all our actions: writing what we want, believing what we want, and saying what we want.

There’s social freedom. That’s living our lives, and having relationships with who we want.

There’s financial freedom. You are free to make as much money, or as little as you want. Yes, you are. And you are free to use your money the way you choose to.

There’s the freedom of the mind. Being free of fears and our ego. Letting the mind develop to its full potential.

And then there’s the freedom of the spirit. This is love in its purest form. It’s the understanding that we’re all connected.

What are other types of freedom?