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Kid Cudi to the rescue!
I've always been a Kid Cudi fan because of his soothing rhythmic style of music. There's something about his music that I find soothing and beneficial. Recently, I heard his newest album Satellite Flight and immediately fell in love with it. The album is different then most Cudi albums because it's more instrumental based, rather than lyrical. For me, this fits my needs because it's hard to focus on anything when I constantly sing along. It's hard for me to write and clearly think, so listening to instrumentals works perfect! The tracks in his album give me the extra kick I need to get the 'creative juices' flowing. I love creating (if you weren't aware!) Maybe that's why I love I have a lot of slow-pace or instrumental music on my iPhone...hmm. Since i now have an obsession of of being aware of my silent thoughts, i constantly find myself wanting to think positive and his music starts my engines. I find it very useful to be able to manipulate my thoughts because what I think, happens in my life. No long do "I wish" things to happen (which is a negative thought). Instead, I "think" them and believe them to be happening with the strongest will my body can produce. Doing this has led to those thoughts appearing in my life!
This is what works for me. I suggest you find a similar outlet that will get you motivated, because we're all different. The combination of this type of music and reading personal-development books has helped me tremendously. In school, I always procrastinated with my studies, so when it came tim e to start an assignment (the day before), I always put on either classical music, instrumentals, or slow-paced music with minimal lyrics. This allowed to focus and grind out whatever assignment I was left to do. I don't recommend this type of behavior because it leads to bad habits and stress, but I love performing under pressure. Thanks again for the external motivation Kid Cudi!
You don't know where you're going...but your going!I started my day fairly early today. I woke up at 3:30am in order to get to PDX in time for flight to Alabama. This will be the last time I compete for the navy and blue. It's hard to think about because the last decade of my life has been dedicated to being on a team and putting in countless hours, in order to run a tenth of second faster. It's kind of ironic how sprinters train for 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week in order to shave hundredths,tenths, even thousands of second off there personal best. I'm fortunate enough to be apart of a great team with a solid group of athletes. We're headed to Alabama for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. I didn't qualify in any individuals events, but our 4x100m relay squeaked in and is looking to add some points to the team. Our throwers have been dominating all season, so it's up to us to make the difference and win the national title. We're ranked fairly high and could win it all. It won't be easy, but my team will fight till the end. I believe we can get points with our short relay; handoffs went smooth this week and my teammates are running in peak shape. This trip will also provide me with much needed time for myself, as I prepare for a huge business launch with my squad, TeamGOGETIT, on June 1st. My mental focus has been on point. I'm re-programming the way I think, and it's showing positive results in such a short amount of time. The past 48 hours of reading material has been very enjoyable because I'm learning how to think good thoughts. The book I'm currently fascinated by called What To Say When You Talk To Your Self by Shed Helmstetter. This book is great for people who have trouble thinking & feeling positive. What you think in your mind, is what you have in your life. It's all attracted by your conscious thoughts. I suggest it to anyone wanting a better life (even if you feel you're in a great spot). My mindset is on the path to success. Not only can I visualize it, I can now think about it daily. The way I have been thinking lately doesn't even compare to how I looked at life a year ago. I always knew I would be successful, but I didn't know what it felt like, in my conscious.
I like to look at my mind as a an empty bank account. My daily thoughts & actions either deposit or withdrawn from my "account". My philosophy is that every morning I wake up with an empty account, and every deposit I make throughout the day will help me grow in some way. My daily actions and thoughts either leave with a negative account ( bad thoughts or negativity) or a positive account ( positive thinking, personal growth, and health/wellness). I chose the life I'm living because of my thoughts. Knowing that I can manipulate my life with my thoughts has been so powerful for my personal growth and outlook on the future.
Reflecting on the last chapter I read, I knew some of the concepts discussed but rarely applied them. My silent thoughts weren't being directed where I wanted. I would preach positivity, but in my silent thoughts, I was still hindering my growth with the pre-programmed negativity I experienced growing up. We've all heard it. You're not going to make it. That's impossible. You're not good enough. The list goes on... A direct example that I hear a lot is people saying "I can't ______". That person is thinking negative. You're automatically shutting the brain down for growth because you're telling yourself you can't do what ever it is you want to do. Instead of saying "I can't" simple switch the words up and don't be lazy and say "HOW CAN I?" You see the difference? The re-programs the mind to think down a different path. By telling yourself you can't, you won't! Don't shut the brain off before it even started working. Asking yourself "How can I?" will result in your brain finding a way to do what it is you desire. This leads to growth and a better YOU!! It's all about making daily deposits into life's bank account.
Today I challenge you to change the way you think. For the next 24 hours, every time you catch yourself saying "I can't", be true to yourself and say "How can I?" .
"I can't" "How can I?"
Happy Monday everyone!
My life has been on a motivational kick since I graduated with my Bachelors degree! The degree isn't why I'm pumped though...it's the freedom I now have, to spend how I chose! I can't say that my education was a waste because I did learn a lot, and met a lot of people who helped mold me into the person I am today.Ultimately, I gained a lot from formal schooling, but it also wasted a lot of my time. Most of us aren't aware that time is our greatest asset. Knowing that, I was always finding myself upset because I had to attend or focus my time on things I didn't really care about. We won't get lost time back in this life, so it's up to us to make use of our time efficiently. Going through that, I'm determined to not waste my time and start going after the things I want in life. Some of the things include personal development, sculpting my body to look like a Greek God, and successfully work from home. I don't see the point in spending my time at a job that doesn't pay me what I'm worth. This is wasting my time. Instead, I would rather work from home and be able to go where I want, when I want. No one should be wasting their time on this earth because it has so much to offer, but financial freedom stops most of us from obtaining this life.
Earlier this week I decided to start reading as soon as I woke up (of course the morning yawn and bathroom break are needed). After drinking a glass of water, I think about all the things I'm grateful for, then start visualizing the life I want. I'm in the process of creating a vision board so I can see my future, but until then Instagram and google will show me the life I want:) I try to read at least 30-45min a single session. I often re-read chapters to make sure I understand the material. Funny to think that I'm sitting here writing about reading. Anyone who knows me will tell you that both of these things are my weakness. Reading and writing for me was always a challenge, but I decided to make it my strength! Welp...time to read ya'll!
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