Have you come to a crossroads and found yourself unsure whether to veer right, left, straight ahead, or backwards?
Look for signs, darling.
They may show up in messages in books, words spoken by a friend, images in a dream, intuitions, or synchronicities that can’t possibly be mere coincidence.
One thing I can promise is that, if you’re having trouble finding your way, you need look no further than me.
I always have the 411 on how to find your North Star.
Pointing the way,
Your Inner Pilot Light"
"The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy."
-Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement."
If you never make the attempt, then you’ll never know what’s truly possible. That is some of the greatest wisdom I know. And by attempt, I don’t mean once, or twice or three times. By attempt I mean UNTIL it happens. This could be five times or 1005 times, but that isn’t your worry. All you have to do is ATTEMPT and KEEP GOING.
Yoda once said, “Do or do not, there is no try”. Trying is something that comes with the association of a plan B. “Well, I’ll try it and see how it goes…” This type of approach will never get you to where you want to go!
It is not in trying that we succeed, but through a steadfast and constant ATTEMPT.
I LOVE Webster’s definition of attempt, “to make an effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect.”
It’s all about effort. Effort creates MOMENTUM - and momentum creates effects or outcomes. And it is from those outcomes that we can learn, grow and make new and different attempts based on the new information we have.
So many people give up too soon. They “try” a couple times and things don’t work out. And so they naively assume that it’s not meant to be. But that’s not the path of the seeker, the daily lover or anyone who is on the path of Mastery. No. Our path is the path of attempting UNTIL we finally produce the result that we want.
I truly believe that The Uni-verse tests us to see how bad we really want something. Rarely if ever do we get to create something epic and amazing at the speed of a text, a tweet or an instagram. Constant attempt towards a goal is what it takes. We must attempt and attempt again. Soak in what we are learning, toss out what’s not working and make new attempts with different strategies based on the information we now have about what doesn’t work.
The Uni-verse LOVES someone who won’t give up and specializes in redemption and renewal. It’s usually RIGHT when we think things aren’t going to work, right when we are fed up, tired and about to give up - that we are on the BRINK of our greatest success.
So, have you given up? Have you tried and “failed”? Are you ready to pick yourself back up and do it again? What are you waiting for? If you think you are at the end, just keep going a little bit longer and you’ll see that you are closer than you think to the outcome you desire!"
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
- Lance Armstrong. Armstrong is an American professional road racing cyclist and cancer survivor. He won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years"
ARE YOU WORKING TOO HARD?
I know, it’s funny to think that we can work too hard, isn’t it?
As you know, I am on a fitness quest to be in the best shape of my life. It’s a part of my life that I have yet to master. But I AM and I WILL DARN IT!
I was reviewing my workout and eating schedule with a professional who is an expert in these matters. He rocks. And I showed him what I am eating, what I am doing every week. And to my SHOCK he told me I was working out too much.
C’mon! Really? He told me that I am already eating nutrient dense meals that are calorie deficient, but it still takes energy to lose weight. He says that adding too much stress to the body actually prevents weight loss, because it puts our bodies in a state of holding on to what it has because it thinks it is starving. CRAZY! Never thought about that. He also said that working out too much isn’t sustainable long-term.
It was a total mind reversal that I had never yet considered. Could it be possible that I am working out too much? And you know me, always gotta go deeper on it. And this idea totally ties in with what I was writing about earlier in the week - taking time away for ourselves so that we can show up better for others.
It really seems that this is the message The Uni-verse is trying to send to me right now - slow down Mastin. And, I’m such a hard worker, I get a thrill from hard work, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and being “great” that I am starting to see how this quality also has a dark side. And that dark side is not serving me.
So, I’m in a state of reevaluating my life and seeing where else I am working too hard. Because normally when we have a trait in one area of our life, it tends to be pervasive in all areas of our life.
Today’s blog is short and sweet. Could you also be working too hard and not getting enough rest? Could you be pushing yourself over your limits for short-term gain that isn’t sustainable for long-term health and happiness? There are a lot of comments in the community having this discussion on the BLOG, so head on over there and let’s discuss! Click here to hop on over to the blog and leave a comment and let’s discuss!
Much love & rest,