“The Voice” By Shel Silverstein . There is a voice inside of you . That whispers all day long, . “I feel this is right for me, . I know that this is wrong.” . No teacher, preacher, parent, friend . Or wise man can decide . What’s right for you–just listen to . The voice that speaks inside.” .
Keep it simple! Don’t make it too complicated It’s not out of the ordinary to feel a little out of balance this time of year. We are transitioning from the holiday season. Your now more than month into the New Year! It’s winter, dark, cold one day, not cold the next, rainy, cloudy…etc you get it
For me it’s kind of like no mans land this time of year. This is when it’s important to stay grounded in our habits and routines. It well help you stay focused and propel you forward victoriously into the rest of the year.
So if your feeling a little out of balance!? Don’t sweat it! The good thing is you are self aware and you realize what you need to do. You need to stay committed to what you say your going to do and your routines. Each day the small habits that move you forward.
The tendancy is to want to make it complicated. Because you may have seen some results you may now think about stepping up the game a bit and adding more to your routine and more details.
Just do what you always have done. And stay committed.
Chaos in our thoughts and stories, our spirituality, physical bodies, & relationships are inevitable. . Make no mistake. It will happen. You may be in the middle of your own mind chaos as you read this. Doesn’t matter who you are, you will get triggered. Man, Woman, Business Leader, Husband, Wife, Community Leader…you name it. You will not be left out. If you say you don’t get triggered, well good for you… aren’t you amazing! My guess is you also live in a fantasy land like everything is perfect. Go on your marry way and continue being fake and lying to yourself. For those that feel the chaos…its not a bad thing..its part of life.
Welcome to the Hunt!
*If your in the hunt and seeking and listening for direction on what your next move should be and who you want to become…. then welcome!
*If you here a voice that speaks to you to take action and to become who you envision your future self… then welcome!
*If it’s a voice that constantly whispers to you and no matter how many times you try to suppress that voice..it keeps coming back to you…then welcome!
*If your just trying to be a better husband or wife or father, better all around in business, in fitness, and better about showing up all around….That you know you haven’t shown up but you know you’ve been meant for more!
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE BEEN CALLED! AND YOU ARE STILL HEARING THE CALLING BECAUSE IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
You’ve been called to go and fulfill your potential with the brilliance that you’ve been made with. Here’s the uncomfortable part……
IT WILL BE HARD AS F***.
Because you will have to intentionally plan to grow and finally be committed to become who you say your committed to becoming.
Your commitment will be tested when you get triggered by people & situations. You’ll here a voice that will constantly ask you how bad to you really want it? How far are you willing to travel through the Chaos that will ultimately show up.
Do you even know how to handle the chaos that will ultimately send you into a drift? What tools to you have to help you shift from the drift, off the the exit, and back on the “Growth Highway”.
Chaos is in inevitable & drifting is inevitable! Question is how bad do you really want it!
You know there’s just so much that goes on around us all day long! Today I was reminded of that at the very end of the day..which I’ll get to. . Technology and connectivity bombards us. (Not a bad thing, after all I’m righting this post) but with progress also can come more chaos. . The news can bombard us. . Work can be chaotic. . Families can be chaotic. . Communting can be chaotic . Television can be chaotic. . Illness all around us can be chaotic. ….. Keeping our own shit together is chaotic enough let alone all the other chaos going on around us.
It’s necessary to find a way for yourself to deal with all the emotions and feelings that come along with the choas.
To deal with the choas that triggers us and the stories of ourselves, that create feelings and emotions that either propel us forward or keep us stuck. . Be on Guard and watch what outside chaos you allow to enter your being and allow yourself to internalize. . After a long day, just like most people, I walked into a room to pick up my son from a sporting practice to here another parent just sharing how one of her friends has cancer.
It’s chaotic every where you go and you can just walk right into it. And it will just hit you in the face seemingly non stop.
And these moments will effect you. You may not reallize it, but these discussions have an effect. Sometimes if feels like its a never ending all out assault!
Be intentional about being aware of how you deal or don’t deal with the choas.
The doorway to success opens inward! We were born with the brilliance of our creator and with his intended perfect purpose for our lives. Consider that we have blocked his power and brilliance for our lives through learned behavior from others around us. *Telling us what is acceptable for own lives… *How we should live our lives…& *What they see us becoming in our lives… The Lord has instilled in each and everyone us our own perfect truth! Live your truth, let others live theirs & reclaim your brilliance!
Wasn’t it that when we were young, we were dreaming of all the possibilities that we could envision by living our perfect truth? However, we’ve absorbed the traits of others around us, taken on the teachings of others, & without any questions of weather that was what our truth was suppose to be. Are we letting other’s visions and beliefs shape the truth that we ourselves have been given?
So we learn Fear, Scarcity, Self-Loathing, limited thinking & unworthiness that have anchored our possibilities down over the years & perhaps even decades. These ideas and traits about ourselves have been hard wired into our brains. Anchoring us down like a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. Salvageable only with deep exploration to the bottom. Ourselves also re-claimed through deep inner exploration.
Consider that the doorway of success and prosperity opens inward. After your willing to do the work and re-claim the glory and brilliance that the lord had originally instilled in you.
Question: *Are you living your intended truth? *What can you start doing today to reclaim your intended brilliance?
Can we agree? That’s time to start being honest. Maybe it means to start… NOT BEING AFRAID to be honest. ~Honest about your fears. ~Honest about your daily addictions and struggles no matter how small you feel they are. ~Honest about just being real about your feelings that suffocate you and as result freeze you. ~Honest about how your marriage is. (We say its good! Oh how wonderful! Job well done on being Good) ~Honest that your tired of just being and living “good” in all areas of your life. Isn’t it just tiring being good. Also lets stop pretending everyone and ourselves are perfect. Lets stop hiding and refusing to share with others. Remember everything is “Good!” So there’s nothing worth sharing that might help others? Consider that there no greater freedom from slavery (and your own box) than to be free to share with others. And to not be afraid to do so.
Why are we so afraid of judgement from others? Who cares!
*What are you afraid of and struggle with? *As a result how does that make you hide and limit your possibilities of becoming who you were meant to be? *What can you do today to release yourself from that bondage?
Leave a comment I’d love to be a part of your conversation. Your share & insight helps set me free! Stay In It! Welcome To The Hunt!
Inside out! It’s not Magic Its just what happens when you deeply work on your inner self and become more self-aware. Changing your thoughts and feelings to such a degree, that you can do seemingly very little external work and see such positive external things happen in your life in a very short period of time. (Compounding Effect) Everything you believe is possible and not possible is shaped by the data that you put in your head. It’s why habits and routines are so important in creating clarity to push you forward. Without the daily ritual of learning and rewiring your mind you can fall into the default mode of daily flying around like a balloon lost in the wind or a moth hitting the ceiling walls.
Most honestly aren’t self aware enough that they can change from the inside first and therefore see massive external results.
GUESS WHAT I DID NOT KNOW EITHER! Not until it was too painful to stay the same. That’s just human nature though right? In most cases change won’t occur until there is a realization that the pain is so great! Consider that you can do massive work on creating inner peace with yourself and becoming more self aware, and as a result you will experience massive external results with seemingly little effort, In a relatively short period of time.
Question: Where in your life is the pain becoming so great that you know you need to change?
*Consider that your pain may be a result of needing to do more work on your own self-awareness so you can be better externally.
When you stay committed doing what you say you are going to do and stay committed to the hunt of what you say you want… When you do this day in and day out. This is when results happen.
It might be a result of the power of mindset.. It might be a result from the power of intentional living.. It might be a result from the law of attraction and positivity. The universe being drawn to positive people and positive mindsets.
The fact is if you stay the course good things will happen. So why the picture of this glove?.
This glove has been sitting here for no less than a year. And every time I do my walk and run (almost every day, I do miss some days) It has been here.
Like I know this glove is just a glove, but there’s a message that comes to those that stay committed to what they want and who they want to become.
The messages come as a thought, a “voice”, directing us while we are in the middle of our “Hunt”.
This message is of persistence and consistency. Like this glove is just there every day no matter what. It’s a funny thought I know. But this is what receiving revelation is about.
The funny thing is this simple thought of this glove showing up, during my own commitment opens up an entire revelation of thoughts that I would not get, if I never woke up in the morning and stayed committed to doing what I said I was going to do.
So stay committed to what you want, Stay committed to your goals, chip away in the short term consistency. I’ts what the HUNT is about. Tracking down what you want and what you truly want. But you need to open yourself up to doing things a different way and to thoughts you may have never allowed yourself to think about before. . When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping achieve it. “The Alchemist”
Maybe just stop preaching and start doing! One of things I’m learning about a little more self awareness is that I want to share a little bit more. It actually can come off at times as a little “preachy.”
Many just don’t want to here it. What has taken you some time to become aware of in many cases others may already know.
So let your personal growth be your message. Unless others want to here it and ask you for your message, just work on yourself in silence.
Start Showing & Doing rather than Preaching & Teaching. Many will follow you by the way you lead!
You will be tested! Celebrating the coming of the New Year is exciting. It’s a time when we reflect on our progress or lack of progress.
However, here is what I’m reminded of. It’s important to stay measured and focused on the task on hand. It’s not about a month of possibilities that motivated us during the new year. It’s about long term results and putting a game plan together for intentional living.
I know its only a matter of time before the daily storms come and the anxieties and negative voices in our heads put up mental road blocks. Here’s my advice to you.
Know what you want, know who you want to become & know how satisfied you are with where you are and who you are right now. If your not satisfied make a game plan and block out all the negative people and thoughts that will be no doubt coming your way. Be committed to small consistent daily victories.
You know you the best. So do……you. In order to do you though you need to know what you want and why you want it. Live intentionally, not be default.
What if we choose the mindset that asks the question what if I don’t, instead of what if I do? It’s our choice weather we choose to become something better or different. Dreaming about who you want to become won’t get it done. At some point you have to wake up to the fact that there will be many sacrifices you’ll have to make in order to be in better shape, be a better mom or dad, Husband & Wife, better spiritually, and better with your finances.
You’ll have to recognize that you’ll have to pay the price every day. In the end your results will tell everyone what you are really committed to. It’s your choice to either STAY where you are, or to decide to GO…to the! next version of you. Neither is good nor bad. As long as you are happy.
There’s a longing deep within your soul. I believe now matter who we are and what we believe there is a voice that constantly speaks us. Sometimes it’s when we are by ourselves that we here it even more. When we are by ourselves and we are left with nothing more than our thoughts and questions.
Depending on how fulfilled we are in the areas of our Fitness, Family, Fulfillment, and Finances we can feel and discern the pain very clear. It’s a longing and emptiness that we feel in that area. A sort of inner chaos! Life directs us through our thoughts and feelings. When there is one area of our life that hurts…the universe, or god, or high power will bring that to your attention. Whatever that is for you…call it intuition…your thoughts sometimes come to you with a purpose. We choose to pay attention or ignore them.
The question is will you continue to ignore the emptiness, loneliness, and longing that speaks to us.
Chaos is inevitable! There’s no way around it. When you try to balance and juggle your life in all areas chaos will eventually show up. Understand that we are on a constant journey of moving into a state of chaos from a state of calm.
So things could be pretty good right now with in the areas your Fitness, Fulfillment, Family, and Finances. Fantastic for you! Actually we all know what someone means when they say things are “Good”. Its a knee jerk answer and “code” for I don’t have the time to explain to you how crappy I feel or to tell you how many areas of my life are falling apart.
Like I’ll just tell you that I’m good and surpress they way I really feel in hopes something will change by bottling up inside and longing to be something more. Contrats!
So I come back to this place of Chaos! Every day we must choose to battle chaos and thoughts that try to enter our mind and cause us to believe certain ways. That inevitably cause to act in certain ways or not act in certain ways.
Once this chaos hits what do you do to shift from your drift and get off the exit? Do you have any tools in place? Like mediation is an example of a tool. Your daily habits are examples of tools. Give it some thought and drop a comment. I’d love to here about them and also learn as well.
You are free to become but you’ll never outrun who you believe yourself to be. Self motivation won’t work! Sooner or later, without the proper self-awareness, you will have to battle a mindset anchored down by old stories of yourself. These are stories that we’ve accepted about ourselves and have held as truths. And they bind us down and inhibit us from operating freely towards our destiny. You must be willing to step out of the light and face your night. Once in the dark you can turn on the light and set yourself free. You must be willing to go where most no one ever wants to go. However once there you will find re-birth!
Your body & fitness is the gateway to producing results. I get it…..for so long I’ve struggled with controlling my diet and my fitness routine. When you wake up in the morning how does your body feel to you when you role out of bed? When you look in the mirror are you excited about what you see. Is your body a picture of your commitment to yourself or is it a reminder of all the times you’ve let yourself down.
What has taken me 20 years to accept is that long term results only come through small consistent daily habits. In this area of fitness this means that I’ve had to accept the fact that starting a fitness routine and running 5 miles on day one is not going to work. In fact doing that for the first week may lead to injury then effect my mental attitude and therefore every other area. Sucking the power right out of me. And there begins the cycle of failure.
If you can start by small daily habits that build on each other you’ll prove that you have commitment to yourself. It may take a little more time to see results but you will see it….no doubt. There’s nothing more disheartening then not believing yourself in what you say you are going to do.
So it really is simple. You all know what to do to get in shape. Its not complicated. We like to come up with some grand complicated scheme. It comes down to deciding on building small daily fitness habits and your commitment to seeing it through? What’s your why? Who do you want to become? You either want to be that person or you don’t.
Welcome to the Hunt. I would have you consider that there’s a daily journey that most of us find ourselves in. Searching for clarity & certainty in this daily game of life. I would have you consider that accepting “Good” doesn’t have to be the norm any more. Questions & answers like the following have become all the norm. They are safe questions and even safer answers.
How are your kids?….Good ; How’s your marriage?….Good; How’s your Wife or Husband?…Good; How’s work?….Good. Since when did “good” become so acceptable? It’s so easy for it to just roll off our tongues to these questions. Half the time I don’t think we believe that its even that Good! When you were younger did you dream that one day you’ll strive for good in all the various areas of your life?
Consider that you can be more than “Good”. In all areas of your life. In your areas of Fitness, Family, Faith, & Finances. The fact is that as adults we have built up scars through experiences, marriages, failures, & stresses. These scars play out in the form of stories that are often trigger us in certain ways. They cause us to feel a certain way and therefore, act or not act in a certain ways. They can suffocate us. And so being good is the safe play. We get us to asking ourselves “What If Questions” instead of “What if I don’t” Questions.
So our stories play out in such a way that we’ll ask what if I decided to take this loan, or take this Job?….Its a way of thinking based on past experiences. How about asking….What if I don’t?
Where in the areas of your life across the domains of your fitness, family, faith or connection, & finances are you asking the wrong question? Your asking “What If I Do” instead of “What If I don’t.”
“You Must Choose Something Different… if you want your life to be different”
What if your purpose just came down to you doing what you know you have to do daily to be better as a person. What would you have to do daily to enable you to be a better person, husband, father, partner, friend, employee, son, daughter, etc…
What would you have to apply daily to your life in order to build the capacity to become that person. Would there be something small today that you would have to start doing that would build that capacity for you to access.
Would that mean spending 5 or 10 minutes a day breathing through your anxieties…
Would it mean making a list of things your greatful for…
Would it mean writing a note or sending a daily text to your wife or kids or someone that pops in your mind…
If you spent time loving yourself and becoming more self aware..somehow the Universe, God, The Law of Attraction, The Law of Positivity, etc…has the habit of taking care of the rest.
So you may have a thought that, in a day of being so busy with (work, family, kids, obligations, house chores, bills) taking care of yourself is selfish?….
Know that making sure your good is one of the greatest acts of love you can do for those around you. The energy that you exude will just be different.
Stay In It! Welcome To The Hunt!
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