“...TIL DEATH DO US PART.”
When people get married, that is one hell of a promise isn’t it. In sickness and in health, til death do us part.
We are saying that no matter what, we are going to go through this life together. The good, the bad, the ugly, the difficult, the amazing, all of it.
That is commitment.
It isn’t easy. You can look at all of the divorce rates and know that it isn’t easy.
But this post isn’t about divorce.
This isn’t about the marriage between t
When we were little kids: We asked if we could have juice. We asked if we could ride our bike up the street. We asked if we could go to a friend’s house. If you wanted to go on the field trip, you needed a signed permission slip. As we got older, we didn’t need to ask for permission for the simple and smaller things but that practice of having to ask permission had been engrained in us.
Many of us have never overcome that need to ask and seek permission.
We are going thro
THE FIVE VARIABLES OF TRAINING:
About a year ago, I read about the following 5 variables for training and practice. While these examples are in terms of fitness, they apply towards any type of training program or goal setting exercise.
The 5 variables are:
Often we can become obsessed with just one or two of these variables, and we can become discouraged when we aren’t seeing results. But to paint the FULL pic
HOW ARE YOU USING YOUR PAIN?
Whether we choose to believe it or not, every person on this planet has experienced and gone through pain. From the man barely getting by on Skid Row to the millionaire sipping martinis at happy hour...it is impossible to get beyond the age of 10 years old without experiencing even the smallest amount of pain.
We all have dealt with physical pain whether you fell off your bike as a kid, broke an arm during a sporting event, or cut yourself while
DON’T LIVE SMALL LIVES
I don’t believe that any of us were created to live below our potential. We were created to push the limits of ourselves and to constantly move forward. Some people have even said that:
“Happiness is Progress.”
I can certainly relate to that feeling of excitement and passion and “being alive” when I feel as though I’m progressing or as I like to call it “Leveling Up”
It is written...
“The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’
HOW DO WE STEP OUT OF AVERAGE During “fear” surveys about life, people often express having a “the fear of being average”, or having a “Mediocre Life.” We don’t want to be average. We want to be unique and special, and average just doesn’t cut it. Average feels boring. Average doesn’t feel exciting. I think a lot of us can relate to that. Surveys have been conducted where: Almost all participants said they were BETTER THAN AVERAGE drivers. 94% of college professors believed t
WOULD YOU TALK A FRIEND OUT OF SUCCESS?
If your best friend came to you, and said “I have a dream and I am going to work towards achieving it. It’s important to me, I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I believe in myself to accomplish it.”
How would you respond?
Would you tell them all the reasons that it will not happen for them?
Would you tell them they can’t do it?
Would you discourage them?
Would you make a running list of the things they have struggled with in the
DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?
Most of us can agree that we all want to be loved, respected, and valued. Those are pretty core to being human right? But one thing we often fail to recognize, is the importance and need for us to “be known” aka “being understood.”
It has even been suggested that “being understood” might be more important than being loved. Psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein offered this insight on the topic: “I have met many divorced people who still love each other, but
YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY
The moment that your eyes open and you wake up in the morning, this is a powerful and critical moment.
The thoughts we choose early in the morning will set the stage for our entire day.
When we wake up dreading our work day, or wondering what problem we have to deal with today, or we are worrying that it will be cold outside... we are putting our day on a path towards being unhappy.
However, if we wake up and make the decision that “som