What are You Waiting For?

22 Jul

Time is Fleeting

time-passing

Time is constant and it will pass by whether you’re sitting on your duff doing nothing,  or if you’re doing something proactive. So I’ll start with this question:

What are You Waiting For?

I’m going to challenge you. Not only you, but myself too, to NOT BE COMFORTABLE. Humans are creatures of habit and we can easily be swayed away from things that challenge us. But change doesn’t happen when you’re comfortable, life doesn’t happen when you’re comfortable. Think about your best memories. They are probably surrounded by events where you had to push yourself or do something out of your comfort zone. I’ve never once heard someone say that they have great memories of sitting on the couch. Right?!

So many people think that life will be perfect if they could just lose weight, make more money, or find that person to complete them {random rant: people shouldn’t complete you, they should complement you, but we should never rely on someone else for our self worth or identity..we need to find ourselves and where we are in your own faith walk first}. 

The truth of the matter is that If you wait for the perfect conditions, they will never come.

Stop waiting, Start living. Push yourself. 

 

The older I get, the more I’ve learned to stop relying on my feelings on whether I do something or not. Because being an adult is all about doing the right thing. You do the right thing, and then the feelings will come. If you only work when you feel like it, you’re bound to get fired, or fail; if you only mow your lawn, clean your house, or workout when you FEEL like it, things are going to go to “Hades in a Hand Basket” pretty quickly. I can honestly say that I’ve never felt like doing laundry or the dishes…and I certainly don’t FEEL like waking up every morning at 4:30 am to feed my dogs…But Rocky gets up on the bed, puts his face two inches from mine, and whimpers.

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How can I say “NO” to that face. Gets me every time.

I’m not saying don’t listen to your feelings at all, or don’t trust your gut instincts, BUT feelings are often fixated on the temporary and not the permanent. It’s all about will power and integrity. We need to overcome our “Feelings” in order to condition ourselves to have integrity and build character.

TRUTH: There is nothing more attractive than integrity and humility.

TRUTH: There is nothing more repulsive than someone who weasels out of things {a.k.a a schmuck, or schmuckery}

Don’t be a flake. I say this in the most sincere way possible, because I have been known to be flaky a time or two as well, but you need to let your “YES” mean yes, and your “NO” mean no. It’s biblical – Matthew 5:37

 

Our society today seems to scream, “Do what makes you happy.” But  does doing whatever we FEEL like doing really make us happy? I don’t think so. Carbs make me extremely happy when they’re in my mouth, but they make my body feel and preform like crap. So, will that cookie REALLY make you happy? NO. Or skipping they gym to lounge on the couch…does that make you proud? NO. Or sleeping in because we NEED those 10 extra minutes…does it really make our morning run better? {Fun Fact: pressing snooze is actually worse for you if you don’t plan on getting at least an extra 20-30 min of sleep. You need a full REM cycle to feel rejuvenated, but you can’t get there in under 20 min. So continually pressing snooze actually stresses your body out and will make you more tired than if you just got up}.

So what are you waiting for? Start living, stop just surviving.

What makes me truly happy:

  • My Faith
  • My Family and Friends
  • CrossFit
  • Teaching
  • My Dogs
  • Cooking Paleo

Nothing that I mentioned is easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

work hard

You’re Turn:

What truly makes you happy?

Are you THRIVING, or merely SURVIVING? and what can you do about it?

 

 

 

 

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