You know what I love about video games? They have a reset button. It doesn’t matter where you’re at in the game, or what you’ve done, all you have to do push that little button on the controller and whalla! The game resets and you are off to a whole new start. Now how cool is that?
I’m not a big gamer or anything, but I do love Super Mario Brothers. A few years ago when one of the new versions came out, I literally sat there and played until I beat the whole game. I had blisters on my hands, and my eyes were bulging out of my head!
What’s up with all the pride these days? If you don’t believe me, look around you. Everyone is all about themselves and what’s in it for me and when can I get it – especially now, with this whole social media revolution. What ever happened to what’s in it for you and how can I help?
How much different would things look if we boxed up our pride and put it away? If we started focusing not inward but outward? Would this not be a game changer? What do you think we could do as a nation or as a world? I would bet that together we could make some pretty monstrous shifts and changes, but that’s just me.
Every mind needs a little down time. When is the last time you gave your mind some down time or even idle time? Our minds never shut off, and if we keep them red lined they eventually go wacky on us. I can speak from personal experience.
As ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) as we all are these days, there is a need to focus on one task and slow our minds down. How many things are you doing right now? How many windows and tabs do you have open as you read this? My point exactly.
Beyond all of the different ages people argue we are living in, I believe we are living in the age of whiners and wimps. Yeah, you heard correctly whiners and wimps.
Take a look at people these days, look back on the conversations you’ve had lately, what do you hear but a bunch of whiners and wimps. This might even include you so you better be careful.
People make decisions everyday. We make hard decisions, easy decisions, and some that a five year old could make. However, we still have to make decisions. We can not avoid them. No matter what, they aren’t going away. I struggle with making decisions sometimes. Decisions, decisions, decisions they never end. As a matter a fact they get tougher as you grow up and begin to find your way in life.
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We hope and pray that we are making good decisions, yet we never find out until we have made the decision. Have you ever made a decision and afterward you were thinking what in the world was I thinking? I can’t even count how many times this has happened to me. I hate the feeling like I made a bad decision. What I learned though is that we can’t have the good without the bad. You know what I am talking about. In our younger years we find ourselves in the bad category more than the good. Why is this? Probably because we are young and it is through trial and error that we begin to find our ways in life.
Think about the last time you had anxiety about something. Did it help the situation or hurt the situation? I would assume that it didn’t help the situation, but only made it worse. Then afterwards, you were probably either thinking, “what just happened to me” or you were thinking, “that wasn’t so bad, why was I even anxious.”
The answer to this self reflecting question is that anxiety is something we all face and we must start to develop tactics and strategies for overcoming it – or it wil always beat us.
Do you feel like a loser, unproductive, and frustrated after a long days work?
The act of traveling from one place to another is considered a journey. I am sure you have all been on a journey before. You know the ones that never turn out the way you had planned? You get a flat tire traveling to Florida with your family. You get the flu just before you leave for your honey moon. This is the journey I am referring to, the ones that never go as planned. However, you make the most of it to find in the end those were some of the most important days of your life.