I haven’t posted in a while as I took some time off from this blog to play catch up with life and other projects that are on my plate. So I want to take a moment to talk about the things we all could de to appreciate the journey we all are on for inspiration and improving our lives.
When you decide you want to pursue a big dream, you get excited and are ready to take on that goal, you’re focused in the mission to accomplish it and then all of a sudden you’re burned out and have lost your gusto. Well that was me this past week or two since I last blogged.
I realized I needed to take time for my self and go after my small dreams. These dreams consist of easy and obtainable goals. One of my dreams was to go on a shopping trip for a new wallet after work, and just be with myself.
My next dream was to take my son on a early birthday trip to an amusement park and the beach. Mission accomplished, we had a blast!
My little dream this week is to try something new! Just as simple as that.
I call them little dreams because we all think about something we want to do and accomplish. What makes life more fun is to give yourself a to do list of your little dreams and accomplish them as much as possible. Once you practice this, you’ll be surprised of how motivated you will get to continue on your BIG dream. Your mind will be clearer because you’ve raised your energy level to match the energy you need to fulfill your big goal. If for some reason you fall out of love with your big goal, don’t worry just enjoy the journey overall and continue to make little dreams and new big dreams will come true.
We all have those moments where we throw our hands up and we toss the towel right into the dirty towel bucket. There are occasions where you should quit something, when there’s abuse, harm, or something that causes pain. Quit those things immediately!
But the “Don’t quit” I’m referring to, are things we want to achieve. That’s our desires, our goals, and our interests in things that we want to make our lives better and the lives of others as well. Do what makes your heart sing, don’t quit on something you know you can achieve. Take more risks, you have to in order to progress!
I hope you all go for it, as I was given some nice advice today from: DM Pointless Overthinking Please check out this blog when you have time, the author is very encouraging and engaging with the readers.
Do you ever feel inspired in a certain part of the day as if you could do just about anything and you seem to have regained hope for a better road ahead? For me it’s always in the morning after I get up, get ready for work, go out the door as I get into my car and drive off to start my day.
For some reason, I feel like as if I could conquer the world as I take along my confidence in a successful day. As short as the feeling goes throughout the day when the routine of life kicks in, this burst of motivation does help me stay focused and positive.
My mission this week is to continue to explore new possibilities and to push my self a little bit harder in trying something new.
Let’s do this together, think of something you want to try or do something spur of the moment this week that is out of your comfort zone. It could be a simple gesture such as paying it forward someway or try a new food that you are scared to try!
I’ll share my updates with you and if you would like to share please feel free to do so!
Have a great week ahead and what ever you try, have fun with it!
So I have been at my current job for about 3 months now and I work with great people, each one has a unique talent and I am continuing learning something from them.
Just in the past 4 weeks I have been working along side a coworker from overseas we’ll call him Jim and he has been our design freelancer long before I cam aboard the company, so he was invited to come on a work Visa in the office and meet with us all.
Jim and I have been talking about life situations and the general stuff most freelance traveling types talk about…life. One day I asked him about living the way he does, works as a design freelancer, travels around to work on projects with various companies and has no general interest in working with the company other than to create great products and work on things that really matter to him
His mentality about how he lives his life made so much sense to me and more natural than what I have been spoon fed about how our society interprets living.
His current idea of success is living basic, not material, not living with an accumulation of stuff and material possessions.
Working to live and enjoy the life during his youth and not waiting to be older and retired to finally live.
Having a passion to explore and meet new people and get out of your comfort zone.
I took some time to look at myself and not try to compare but to try to understand the way I think about the world as I know it.
Jim sent me this inspiring YouTube video yesterday which sums up the way he thinks. You may have seen this one it’s been around a while. If you haven’t seen it either way take a moment to listen to this guy’s experience.
My admiration for out of the box free thinkers like Jim will help me stay focused and motivated. I hope this video inspires you too.
I have lived in Las Vegas for almost 4 years now and there is so much to explore and there is a place I have passed by many times with interest of visiting but never stopping by to check it out. Why? The main reason was procrastination and falling into routine. This is an issue I am getting allot better with. Exploration outside of my comfort zone. Life can be mind numbing, you get up, take a shower, go to work, work, come home, spend time, sleep and repeat.
Why do we fall into the routine, probably familiarity and comfort. Because it is life as we know it, which safely serves us the predictable. We enjoy repetition because it forces our minds not to focus too much on other things that we may need to address.
If your life gets quite routine, shake it up a bit, start off small like these examples that I have tried myself:
Pick one day out of the week to try a new food. (Taco shop girl to Thai food girl)
Go a completely different route to work or going home, playing your favorite music. (I also take the long way home so I can listen to my favorite podcasts)
After work stop by that boutique or shop you’ve been really wanting to check out. (My next mission is to check out this celebrity fashion resale shop)
Look for art communities in your town, you’ll find allot of inspiration. (Las Vegas has the Arts District, a great spot where local artist work and share their galleries)
For my small exploration experience was a chocolate factory right down the street from my job. You can learn more about the chocolate factory at: Ethel M. Chocolates. The delightful chocolates were created in honor of Forrest Mars Sr’s mother Ethel.
Taking the time to stop and explore this place, gave me that good feeling you get by experiencing real live things. Exploring is a great gift for yourself. The little things you do for yourself count and they mean more in the long run.
Ethel M Chocolates Logo
Box of Cherry Cordials
Ethel M Chocolate Bars
So you better believe I got out of my routine and comfort zone to stopped in to check it out. The old version of me would have passed by this place and many others on the fact that I took the safe route in life.
Inspired By tip:
Explore, where ever you go. Try something new. Get out of your comfort zone.