This morning I was thinking about my constant effort to improve my productivity and energy management. The world is fighting against people that want to be productive, smart, efficient and ambitious. You have to always be on your toes and proactively plan your life so life doesn’t take control of you. This post (like so many others) was written partially as a reminder to myself about the bad habits of the past that have killed my goals in life. I hope it opens your eyes and helps guide you towards the light of happiness.Read More
Because attitude is the interpretation of life as it comes at you. Your senses pick up signals about the world around. Your brain has to listen to the things that people do to you, for you, and sometimes against you. Their words and actions are life coming at you. All of those words and actions have to go through your attitude to get to the other part of your brain that controls your mood and your reaction. Two different people can ingest the same set of words and react to them differently because of the internal attitude.
Sometimes you cannot control all of that outside crap that you have to ingest. But the attitude is the ONE filter that you can always control. It is the only thing that matters when it comes to happiness, sadness, joy and pain. Sometimes that attitude can get the crap beat out of it too. After so much sadness and pain the attitude has to just take a break. F that happy crap. I deserve to be a little pissy for awhile. But it should eventually recover and be stronger on the other side.
If you have a pissy attitude, ride it out and get over it. It won’t get you anywhere. If you have a great attitude, then the world is yours for the taking.
Try to have a great attitude today.Read More
Every time a speaker/author/marketer tells you that “the rules have changed” in life/business/marketing, they are likely bullshitting you. Don’t buy into the same message that is constantly polished and repackaged. The rules on how to kick ass at life have been the same for a long time:
There are many other rules. But if you focus on these four you’ll pretty have your life covered.
Spend time improving your own house and less time commenting on someone else’s
No matter your lot in life, remember to never be vain with what you have or jealous of what you don’t have.
You never feel above or better than another human being because of your house, your bank account, your car, your job or your title. Be proud of what you earned, but leave vanity for the less educated. Use the value that you bring to this world as your measuring stick. Always bring more value and improve the lives around you with your success. Be charitable. Lift other around you with your good fortune. There is no better feeling in the world that to help a fellow human being to the point that they smile.
They worked very hard to get there. That person does not owe you or the world anything. And if you want their station in life then you need to work as hard or harder to attain what they have. Use them as a role model. Ask them how they did it and if they will help you do it. But jealousy will make you a bitter and hateful person. And it robs you of the time and energy you need to improve yourself.
A true high achiever knows to share what they know, and work hard to learn what they don’t know. Vanity or jealousy should never be part of the high achiever equation.