I feel like people with dash cams always get into accidents so I’ve decided not to buy one. Seriously just look up dash cam videos...
I get this feeling in my gut telling myself I was born in the wrong year. I would much rather have been in the future then the past. Don't get me wrong I would love to have seen the 1920's but I just can't help to think about what's going to happen to this world in a thousand years! It excites me. Flying cars? Real hover-boards? Maybe they will finally get public transportation right. All these thoughts running through my brain faster then the speed of light and leaves just as fast.
A thousand years of life, how exciting. What would you do? How would you spend your time knowing you could live that long? Just thinking about the things you would see, amazing...just amazing.
There always seems to be a moment in people's lives around me where they just know what to do. They seem to have been struck by an idea lightning bolt telling them, "this is what you need to do for the rest of your life."
I never had that feeling. I've been searching for that feeling sense I've turned 20 and that was 8 years ago!
I'm wondering and seriously doubting that it will ever happen. It feels like I'm in purgatory.
My thoughts, "maybe if I do right by others and myself something good will happen to me. I will finally get my big break!"
It's like I moved to Hollywood hoping for the chance to be in a big blockbuster movie and I end up on the streets. I grind, hustle, and still nothing.
I can tell you when I feel the most alive but I don't know how this would help me...It's fresh mountain air, it's looking over a cliff and thinking I can fly but never jumping, it's the times where your in a group and your all doing something so stupid it makes you laugh out-loud, it's that moment right before you come home from a long days work the sigh of relief you get when pulling into your driveway, it's helping someone and not telling anyone what you did, it's opening a door for an elderly woman and seeing her smile at me, it's the perfect picture I just took of a friend and seeing their reaction, and it's God telling me that he loves me.
...Still stuck but I will continue searching
Dale Jones was a type of guy you could rely on. He did the 'right thing' and served others selflessly; no matter the cost and had the scars to prove it. He was a smooth talkin' gentleman and only spoke when he had something useful to say. He could talk his way out of any situation. He once convinced a debt collector to drop a claim for a million dollars worth of debt over the phone. Convincing the collector it was only fair to drop the claim. Don't worry he did it for a friend, Dale Jones has perfect credit.
He had a job in a small town called Little Fin right off the coast of Maine. Dale worked in an old warehouse unloading trucks. But don't let his profession fool you. He was a tactically trained killer. His father was a notorious con artist and his mother was in the Navy as an interrogator. It was only logical that he joined the army as a military counter intelligence officer. He deployed several times over the six years he served. Doing missions in Iraq, China, Germany, Russia and Mexico. He once convinced a high ranking well connected Russian General to deploy troops in Tanzania for a failed mission to stop a drug cartel from building a nuclear bomb. It was all a ploy to get him out of his office so Dale could go in and steal secret government documents. But that's all classified, 'need to know' type of stuff. Like the only two people knowing is the President and he secretary of defense, that type of 'need to know.' He has more awards and medals then any soldier in history but you wouldn't know that because Dale turned down all of them. Saying, “I was just doing my job.”
Dale Jones was a good man. Well, he was until April 5th 2018. That was the day his life would be changed forever and maybe the whole world would have changed along with him...
March madness is starting soon right? I'm so pumped! That Michael Phelps is a real winner in my book.
Dude I don't know if you saw the movie Lone Survivor yet but I just watched the beginning and thought of you.
In the beginning of the movie they showed Navy Seals training at Seal School and what one of the drill instructors said really stuck out to me.
"Find an any excuse to win!"
The drill instructor was yelling this at one of the Privates that was having a hard time getting up to run again. A light bulb went off in my head.
When you can't get back up, your tired, afraid, hurting, cold, or whatever; it doesn't mater what thought process you have. The only thing that's important is that your moving again! That's all.
At the end are you going to think, "gosh I wish I didn't think about that to get myself moving again" NO! Your going to be filled up with self gratification that you made it!
So, think up anything that will get you moving again no mater what it is.
Such good advise. Think of any excuse to get moving again and again.
The mental toughness of a Navy Seal is beyond good or just OK. It's a warrior's mentality never to give up. How can we learn from the Navy Seals?
In everyday life we might not have go through what the Seals go through but we still can take away a lesson in inner drive and metal toughness. We are faced with more of a emotional battle then a physical one everyday. How we overcome our emotions can greatly impacted our lives.
Just think how far we can get in our own lives if we never gave up. Also if we had the metal toughness to think up any excuse to get our bodies and minds moving again. We should move towards our goals and never give up.
We tend to think about why we shouldn't do something and we can think up any excuse not to do something. We get stuck > excuse after excuse > why not the other way around?
How do you find your inner drive?
I don't care if your trying to get your dream job, start a business, or your just trying to start working out; everyone needs a inner drive. Having the drive to say, "yes I will do it" more times then saying, "nope not today." But how?
We think about to much.
We aim high and don't commit.
We try to impress others and not ourselves.
Let's take running for a example.
We think about it to much. How many times have you wanted to go for a run and all you could think about is, "it's too cold." Say I. I'm assuming most of you said I, me also. It's cold, my muscles will be sore, I will probably only run a block and drop to the ground. This is called a thinking trap.
How to uncover the positive lining in your thinking trap is simple. When you start going into these thinking traps ask yourself "what's running going to do for me?" You may think, "well, first off it's going to get me into shape and more importantly it will make me feel better over all. It will also give me energy for the rest of my day."
[Let's be honest] maybe not in the beginning but in a month from now I will be glade I stuck with it.
You have to focus on what running is going to do for you in a month from now or a week from now or a day from now, NOT what it's going feel like during. The more you think about it the more you don't want to do it. [So true]
Here's another thinking trap.
We aim super high in our goals and we hardly ever set small goals to accomplish. Your dream might be, "one day I want to run a marathon." That's a great goal to have! But what's your goal this week? Do you have any? If not you're probable in a thinking trap. Why? Because all you can think about is how you can't run a full marathon right now so why bother running today? Make it easy for yourself. Why not set a small goal like, "I will run 3 times this week." Not only is that very doable but it makes your mind take it a piece at a time.
[When people are in a eating contest they tend to cut up their food in small portions. It tricks their brain to take things slow and focus on one thing at a time.]
We need to feel like we're making some sort of progress. So don't think your aim is stupid because it's small.
Inner drive should be a drive to help ourselves accomplish one goal at a time. You should NOT have the end goal be to impress people. We tend to want to lose weight to impress people but it's a false sense of accomplishment. It's shallow and wont lead you to go anywhere near your goals.
Your inner drive grows as you train your brain to think positive and make simple changes in your life. It's accomplishing those small goals to get to the bigger ones. Remember you have to live with you at the end of the day. I don't care if I am your friend or your roommate at the end of the day, you live with you.
The old 'how tos' is old news. Everyone and their mother is giving out >> 'free how to' information online. You can learn anything and I mean anything just by typing it into YouTube.
So, what could you do that we haven't seen before? You want to share what you love, you want to give your 2 cents into the mix, and you start to realize how small you really are. Sorry but your done before you started.
The answer is simple. What can YOU give that no one else can give is >> YOU! <<
The answer is YOU NOT me but YOU!
If you live an extraordinary life, full of gun shot wounds, drugs, sex, money, and stolen gold...Your the next hit online!
Don't you get it?
Sure, go ahead share what you know. No one cares anymore. What people want to see is people living amazing lives.
We love hearing about people's crazy adventures and their weird crazy messed up stories. The 'wow' life. Like when you think, "wow! I can't believe he would do that!" Or like, "Holy shit how was he able to do that!"
Stories are now king online. The better story you have the better off you are.
If your not living on the edge, or high flying with Neil Diamond >> forget about it!
Ok, I'm over shooting by a little.
But, people want to see other people become successful, live crazy amazing lives, and live to talk about it type of thing. A real life story that encourages you to think about your own life, that type of story!
So? Start living it up and live to tell about it!
Not sure where to start? What's the craziest thing you have ever done? Would you be willing to do it again for the camera?
...Say cheese, it's your life online for everyone to see, crazy? Yep!
The answer is always and will forever be YOU no matter what! Go out there and live an amazing extraordinary life that encourages people to do the impossible in their own lives! Ok now your 2 cents will be worth a hell of a lot more.
It's the monkey see monkey do mentality. People want to see another monkey throwing their poop so they can start throwing their own poop!
I'v been shoot at, moved to a different country, fell in love, gotten beat up more times then I can count, wrestled a pack of wolfs, been able to fly, watched my friend die, saved millions of lives, become famous, learned piano, witnessed a bubble rainbow, got recruited by the CIA, become the top spy, stopped a nuclear war, got a high level of radiation in my blood, transformed into a super hero, started my own company, and made billions.
That was yesterday...
...I wonder what I'll think about today?