Persistence is Key

What are your dreams?

What do you strive for?

Are you working towards your goals?

Have you hit a roadblock and given up? Why?

If you’re not happy with where you are in life, make a change.

Start chasing your dreams.

You’re never too old to pursue your passions. If you’ve always wanted to do something, but it seemed like you never had the opportunity, and now you’re at a point in your life where you could change your entire way of living, don’t hold yourself back.

Make that leap.

Anything good in life won’t always come easy. There’s always going to be some sort of a fight to get from point A to point B. Your plan A may turn into a plan J when you run into different roadblocks.

Push through the obstacles.

You only have one life to lead, why wouldn’t you strive to make it the best one for yourself? There’s always going to be a different path that you could have taken. You may get a lot of negative feedback from people you thought you could trust.

Ever seen that one Will Smith movie where he wants to make a better future for his son? How hard did he have to work to make his life the way he wanted it? Why wouldn’t that be said for us in real life?

Start your own grind.

Write down your dream. Whatever it is: starting a company, buying a house, writing a novel, moving across the world. Write that down. Do some research if you need to. Make a list of anything and everything you need to do to obtain that dream.

Make your dream your reality.

Plan for your ideal future.

Stop standing in your own way.

For a long time, I let someone hold me back.

Myself.

There was a point that I didn’t want to be where I was anymore, so I made the change that needed to be made.

Right now, I’m building my foundation for the life I want to have.

Anything is possible.

Limit Not Met

Limits. Our worst enemy.

We give ourselves limitations that we don’t even realize we do it.

I’m not talking about all the restrictions our parents gave us growing up, which if you’re still holding onto those you should probably grow up. Go eat ice cream for dinner or stay up passed 9 to watch your TV show.

This is a little deeper.

Self doubt has led us to believe that we are only capable of doing so much in our lives.

“Well I’ve never sang in front of a crowd, so I can’t.”

“I’ve never eaten this type of food so I’ll probably hate it.”

Wrong. Do all of the things you want to do.

Limitations should be thrown out the window. Let’s be brutally honest right here: the only thought that should ever go through your mind when deciding if something is right or wrong for you to do is “will this kill me or be harmful to my mental health?”. Example: don’t jump off a building without safety precautions or eat something you’re allergic to or poisonous. You will die and that’s not what the aim is here.

We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our mindsets.

Think about it. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t? What is your reasoning for not following through? Is it because you’ve told yourself you would fail? Or has someone else told you that you’d fail and instead of realizing how ridiculous that thought is you held onto it and turned it into your own thought?

Take a look at yourself in the mirror, remind yourself that you’re an amazing individual and are capable of magical things. Might take a few tries, but your negativity will eventually turn positive.

Go out and make memories. These experiences are beautiful.

Screw your negative inner monologue. Go climb your own mountains.

Motivation Resolution 

It’s that time of year again when everyone is pumped to start their year off right. We all hit the ground running telling ourselves that it’s going to be our year; this is the one that is going to change our lives.

After X amount of time, however, we hit a snag and let that completely derail the rest of our year and by the end of the line, we’re over it and wanting the next year to start so we can give it another try.

Every day is a new day. Every moment counts. The highs are beautiful, the lows are dreary.

Through every storm comes a rainbow.

Don’t let a setback define your life; hurdle through it. We make our moments count, positive or negative. Every negative can lead to a positive. 

Be the positivity you seek in your daily life. 

This may be the beginning of 2018, but every day can be the beginning of whatever adventure you wish to seek. 

Carpe diem. 

Happy New Year, everyone. 

A Story About Myself

Sometimes, I forget.

I forget the beauty in the moment of people caring for other people.

I forget people need the comfort of other people.

I’ve mainly done things by myself, even when I’ve been surrounded by people.

Loneliness has not always been an option for me; sometimes it was forced on me.

But I chose to make the most out of it.

There’s beauty to be found in the silence.

I keep a small, tight, loving, circle of friends.

For a long time, though, I didn’t feel rooted to home.

A home without roots isn’t a home.

When the opportunity to fly was handed to me, I took it and ran.

I ran 5 hours away from home.

I cried the morning I left for the first 3 hour drive.

I made a home in those 5 hours away, though.

There were people that took me in as their own; whose love knew no bounds.

They filled me with love and kindness.

But no matter how wanted I felt, the roots didn’t sprout there.

So I moved 3 hours away.

I knew going into this move that it would be hard, that it wouldn’t last.

There was a feeling going into it, but I tried to avoid it.

I met so many more wonderful people there.

People with history.

People that made me feel something magical.

Finding magic in a strange place is glorious.

When things got suffocating, I made a choice.

I decided to move 8 hours back home.

This was the 2nd time I had cried.

I felt my adventure was over.

I thought I had given up on all my dreams.

I set out to find new ones.

Then I met a boy.

He made me feel things, too.

And then things got toxic.

I lost him.

It helped me see I had fully lost the me I had built in the previous 4 years.

I reconnected with an old friend.

His energy and drive helped me get my spark back.

I found my roots in my self.

I am my own home.

Everyday’s an adventure.

People need other people.

But people need themselves, too.

If life had never happened to me, I never would be here to tell stories.

Even if the adventure went full circle.

It doesn’t matter where you start or where you end.

As long as you have some sort of support system, and if that support system includes yourself, you’re exactly where you need to be.

Company You Keep

Everyone wants to be remembered. Whether it’s by becoming rich and famous, or changing the world; we all want to make our mark on the world. Of course there’s many different actions that need to happen in order to get anywhere or do anything.

One thing that sometimes gets overlooked is the people you invest your time into. Time is such a valuable thing, and investing too much into the wrong crowd can be devastating to your mental and physical wellbeing. People can give and take so much energy from you, and negative energy wears the mind 10xs faster than positive.

In my lifetime, I’ve been blessed with both positive and negative people. Letting as many of the negatives go let me thrive and be able to do a lot in 3 short years. Currently, I have 2 amazing friends that I spend the majority of my time with (when we aren’t grinding to do our own thing). One is an amazing mother who I’m very proud of, that still has time to listen to me rant and rave about various other things to; we’ve been friends for over 12 years. The other one is an inspiring entrepreneur who recently launched his own clothing brand. The link to his website is in the top corner. 

Having these 2 has really helped push my creativity and drive me to pursue things I had only dreamed of doing. This blog for example, I had considered it but had never really put a lot of effort into making it happen until one fateful Tuesday night meeting. I also have a novel in the works, more on that later.

As bad as it sounds, letting people go to give more time to the ones that have a positive impact was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Being young at this day and age can have it’s downfall, with all the evil going on around us; it’s up to us to make the best of ourselves and thrive towards a brighter future.