happiness

How to Hang In There

Welcome, welcome come on in and enjoy this Thursday with me! I hope you are all having an amazing day and enjoying your life to your fullest. If you not take pause and re-focus yourself on your best you. You are amazing and your life is awesome! Today I want to talk about how you keep going with a goal when you think and/or feel that everyone else is being successful and you seem to be failing.

First and foremost you are not failing if you are trying! You may have not found your clear path or your way to succeed but you are far from failing. You only begin to fail when you give up. You have to work hard for anything worth getting in life. It was all handed over to us we would all be millionaires and super successful. You have to have drive and want to get there. For some that will happen way sooner than others.

It only takes one epic event to change everything. That event can be one action you have taken, a person you met, or an action you completed. All it takes is to get the attention of the right person or the right group of people and you can fill your sails with wind and fly. I honestly believe that with everything. Rather we are talking of personal success, business success, or some other form a success if you pave your way and you keep fueling it eventually you will have enough fuel to fly.

I read tons of information every day by individuals that I look up to and admire. Many of them have been way more successful in every aspect of their lives compared to me. The difference is I am just starting my journey and I don’t have much wind in my sails. I am not giving up though and every single day I keep gaining more and more wind and reaching more and more people. I am sharing my growth with you as I go. I share my successes and my failures because they are both very real. I am very much so defining me and my brand, and you get the privilege of seeing those sails fill up, and I am 100% positive that I will fly when I am ready and my time comes.

Does all this mean that since my time is not yet I should just give up? Absolutely NOT! My time will never come if I give up. Not only that but I am happy with where I am at and how I am growing on a daily basis. I am proud of my determination and happy with the people I am reaching. I AM HAPPY! That is what makes all the difference. If you are miserable in trying to reach your goal then maybe you need to rethink your goal. I could write every single day of my life and know that absolutely no one read my material and I would still be happy. How is that possible you ask? Because my happy place is when my mind is free to write and put my thoughts and emotion into print. While I hope individuals read it and find something in it and enjoy it, I did this as much for myself as I do for others.

Instead of dwelling on the failures you need to align yourself to figure out what factor needs to change to start succeeding. If you are trying to remove weight and you all of a sudden stall out do you just give up? No you sit down and see what you need to adjust to continue on the path forward. If you washing machine blows up do you just give up and start wearing dirty clothes, or do you sit down and come up with a game plan too fix it or replace it? There are always two options, one leads to permanent failure and the other eventually will lead you to success. Just because someone else figured out a quicker path to that success doesn’t mean you can’t do it too. You have to start doing things and living for yourself instead of others.

Now with that being said there is nothing wrong with having people in your life that inspire you. Just make sure though that you have them there for inspiration and not for motivation through envy. Surround yourself with positivity and all that it can bring you. Jealousy will chew you up, spit you out, and chew you again if you allow it. Instead of seeing someone as having more than you look at them from a different angle. Look at what they do in their life that drives them.Learn from them and let them inspire you and guide you. If you find yourself constantly envying that person then you need to move on and remove that person from your life because you are just hurting yourself.

You can do anything you want to you just have to really I mean really put your mind to it and you can’t be afraid that you will fail. Become the best you you can be and enjoy life to it’s fullest. You will notice that once you find your own happiness more and more things will fall into place for you. I believe in you and you should believe in you even more. Until next time …. What’s Your Confession?

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Repetition Is Acceptable

Happy Tuesday fellow readers! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and magnificent week. I am trucking along in usual fashion and trying to enjoy every moment that I have been blessed to have. Today I wanted to talk about how it is okay for us to actually repeat certain things in our lives. Repetition is not always an evil thing and I want the opportunity to explain to you how it can be your friend.

Anytime you take on a new lifestyle it can be overwhelming. That lifestyle could be an eating lifestyle such as keto, paleo, or carnivore. That lifestyle could also be one of career or social status. No matter what the criteria is when you set out to make a change in your life that is going to have a significant long term impact on you it can take a toll on you. So why would anyone want to make it more complicated than what it should be? I personally am guilty of doing this on more than one occasion and it more than one instance it brought forth failure.

I am going to use diet as my main example for the simple fact that this is the area in my life which I have the most experience with failure due to over complicating things. So let’s time travel backwards five years ago. I stumbled across this amazing “new” (not really) diet called paleo. I jumped into paleo 100% on board to succeed. Only to six months in fall flat on face and fail and go back to eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and completely derailing my progress. Why did I fail? I failed because I over complicated everything and made it impossible to be happy. I spent every second of my spare time budgeting and planning to afford the food I needed. I spent hours planning dual meals because I didn’t want to make my kids eat what we were eating. I thought I needed a new meal every single day and I couldn’t have left overs. It was stressing me out more than it was helping me and that’s not a good place to be for a person who eats more when stressed. Between the stress and a grocery bill that was doubling paleo died as quickly as it started.

Now fast forward to a year ago and I discovered Keto. How was this going to be different? I learned from my first mistake. Rule number one I refused to make more than one meal a day for my family. If the kids wouldn’t eat it then oh well. I wasn’t going to let my budget stand in the way of this happening. Rule number two I had to find a way to keep it simple and also not get bored. I have always been this huge advocate for variety and you can’t eat the same thing twice in a week, let alone in a day. Well guess what I have never been more wrong. The reason I was wrong was because I was eating way more junk than actual food that was making me feel good and satisfying me. Let me tell you now I can eat the same thing seven days a week without batting an eye, why? Because I know those things will make me feel amazing.

There is nothing wrong with having the same things over and over and over in this type of situation. That same thing I am eating day after day is fueling me and making me feel optimal. It is just like working out, I can do the same workout every single day and as long as my goal is health I will be successful. Now if my goal is to build muscle I will have to have some change at some point, but to just be active and get in physical activity I can do the same thing everyday as long as I am happy doing it.

My point of all of this is don’t let over complicating things divert you from your path. Don’t be afraid to do the same thing or eat the same thing everyday. The key is to ensure whatever you are repeating is making you happy and not dragging you down. Don’t think you have to do something extravagant in order to be successful. Just keep it simple and do what makes you happy. If you don’t know what that is take the time to figure it out. Pay attention to how you feel when you are doing that activity. Then pay attention to how you feel after that activity. If you are not happy then you don’t need to repeat it. Repeat your happiness and grow and until next time …Keep Ketoing On!