Thursday, October 8, 2015
Each day we dress a certain way, go the to gym, go to school, go to work, drive a certain car, and focus so much on our general appearance. But who are we trying to impress? Why do we care so much about how others perceive us?
From the early school-age years, we begin to shape ourselves to fit in with the crowds. We learn about what the majority likes, and we change ourselves. Many of us control our lives based on the thoughts of others. When you really stop and think, how much of your life is really your own? How much of what you have created for yourself is your own doing? Was it influenced our self-consciousness? Did we play small and act like our lives are only worthy if others think that it is?
When is the last time you impressed yourself?
I know you have goals. I know you have dreams. Everyone does. Everyone wants to be something better, something bigger. Whether it is losing some weight, getting a promotion, getting an A+, learning a new skill. Have you done it yet? Have you accomplished something recently that helped you to impress yourself? When is the last time you really accomplished something?
One simple way to do this is to challenge yourself everyday. Yes, everyday. Give yourself a good challenge every day. Set that goal in the morning and remind yourself about it throughout the day. Make sure you do your best to accomplish it. Whether it be something like, "I will be a man of integrity today, I will do something right when nobody is watching" "I will make somebody smile today" "I will give somebody a great compliment today" "I will give somebody hope today" " I will run an extra 10 minutes at the gym today" "I am going to smile in the face of judgement and stress today" "I am going to make the most out of the ordinary today" "I am going to start reading a new book."
Just do something. Start something great today. Take control of your mornings. Do not just drink your coffee and watch the same old morning show. Think about yourself. Think about your mindset. Think about your emotions. Think about your dreams and goals. Think about the ideal person that you want to be that day. You control it. You can be the person you have always dreamed of.
The key here is that it will all add up. Each day you will challenge yourself and accomplish something great each day. You will grow and you will contribute. You will make a difference to yourself and to others. Everything will add up. You're self-confidence will grow like never before. You will stop caring what other people think, simply because you now think so highly of yourself. Your self-reflections and self-views will never be better. You will accomplish what you have always dreamed of.
If anyone can do it, it is YOU. You are capable of anything you set your mind to. So the time is now. Set your mind to it.