If I could have just one wish,
Do not be deceived, bad company corrupts good morals. -1 Corinthians 15:33
Be very careful of whom you allow around your personal space. Stay away from "friends" who have no direction in life, who are the same today as they were 5 years ago, people whose lives are filled with drama and constant failures. Stay away from people who have no ambition, who aren't always looking to learn something new, people who are complacent and have no burning desire to grow and getter be at personal relationships or in their careers. There is nothing to learn from such friends and these are the people who will always discourage you whenever you try to do something to make yourself better. In fact, they will be quick to tell you that you think you are better than them,.
Surround yourself with people who are doing better in life than you are. Choose friends who are always motivating you, calling you into order, and inspiring you to do better in your life. Be around people who will challenge you and be genuinely happy for you even when you are doing better than them. Look for the over-achievers, the fighters, the people who just never ever ever give up.
Do not be deceived, bad company corrupts good morals. If your life is going nowhere and instead you're moving backwards, look at the people you call friends. Look at their lives and what they have achieved or haven't achieved. That is your life. Do not be deceived…
So, January is gone. The year is officially on the roll. I know that you, just like me, have set a number goals you want to achieve in 2014. I know that there are a number of areas in your life where you want to improve and other areas where you HAVE to improve. Improving requires change and change in never easy. I have found that it is easier for me to learn something new than to unlearn something I've always knows or change a habit I've always had. So here is what I've learnt…
I've learnt that although change is not easy, it is not impossible. I've learnt that no matter how committed I am or how motivated I am or how hard I try, sometimes I will fail. But the most important lesson I've learnt is that if I fail, I just have to start over again. I've learnt that no matter what, I do not quit.
Honestly, my greatest challenge in life is sleep. I love to sleep. I find it so hard for me to wake up anytime before 10. This has never bothered me, but now, perhaps due to growing up or the goals I set for myself, I don't know, I really really REALLY want to wake up early in the morning. I want to start my day latest by 8:00 ( and that's still too late) but I fail to wake up at a decent hour. So since the year began I've beeeeeen trying to wake up at 8:00 and it hasn't happened yet. But I do not give up. I will win.
Anywho, as I shared with you last week, this year I've decide to set 12 week goals, and one of the reasons why I believe this will work better than setting 52 week goals is because I get to break down my goals into small chunks. Attempting to do too much at once can be overwhelming and it often leads to failure. Failure not because I can't I can't do it, but because it just becomes too difficult. And when I feel it's difficult, I naturally feel defeated, lose interest, and just let it go. So I've set small, achievable goals (well we'll see about that in the next 8 weeks), and I've already achieved two of them. Because of these victories, I am motivated to work hard at completing my other goals now.
But let me tell you this, something you've probably heard a million times before: Nothing worth having comes easily. It only matters that you work hard, you focus, and you just refuse to give up. Rather than setting a million different goals, set just 3 and put all your focus and energy on them. And IF you fail, look at where you slipped and not where you fell. Learn from that mistake and try once again. And if you fail, yet again, repeat the process yet again. Eventually you will have changed or improved, This I promise you.
Okay. This blog is too long now. It's becoming more like a book. A book I should be writing. Maybe one day this blog will be a book. Mmmhhh….
I think a lot. I question a lot. This is my journey to finding the answers and also sharing with you my thoughts on life as i see it...
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