Motivation and enthusiasm is at an all time high right now. I have been reading, writing and making moves. JLEvision has lifted off and I am inspired to give you the best content I can to help you reach your goals. What about for you? How has the first 2 weeks of the New Year gone for you? Today, I talk about becoming a student of life. This is something that has really hit me the past couple years and I want to share some valuable insights with you….
Life mastery is not living some perfect and fairytale life. Bumps will be in the road. Challenging times will arise. But striving for this mastery of life has many benefits that will guide us to awesome living.
Life Mastery leads to…
Happiness: Without this, nothing else matters. No money, fancy cars, or big houses can make you happy. You might be thinking, “Shoot, if someone gave me $1 million, I would be very happy”. Yes, you are probably right. You would be happy for a little while. But if you are not happy right now, in this moment, then eventually that “money happiness” will wear off. Happiness must come from within and striving for this “happy place” is so critical to wake up each day ready.
Health: We need to be healthy, fit and strong to live at ultimate levels. If you are overweight, underweight, sick or lack energy, you are simply falling short to your ultimate best you. Healthy living is balanced living. Creating physical, mental and spiritual health is important to gain this sense of balance. Take the time to exercise, as this will pump endorphins into your bloodstream giving you the sense of confidence and esteem. Spend time reading, praying or whatever works for you to grow your spirit. The human spirit is one of the strongest forms of mankind. And work on your mental conditioning. Drive positive thoughts into your brain and limit the negative thinking. Powerful things happen when optimism is on your side.
Relationships: There is nothing better than a great friend and relationship. The people in my life have helped shape me into the man I am. Vice versa, the wrong relationships/people in your life can suffocate and “poison” your life. “You are the direct reflection of the top 5 people you spend the most time with,” says Jim Rohn. Look around you; you are just like the people you are always with. Make the change if needed. Deeply cherish the awesome people in your life and never take for granted your relationships.
Resilience: Obstacles are destined to be in our path. Becoming a student of life will grow and produce resilience. We need this spirit for the though times that life bring. As I was running 300 miles, I came to the conclusion that determination is stronger than weakness. Finding this deep determination in the toughest of times will force us to grow and expand into stronger and more resilient individuals.
Discipline: Daily discipline might be the most important ingredient to living an awesome life. Without discipline, the goals do not get achieved and your life becomes mediocre. This habit of discipline will get you up in the morning for that early workout, force you to write in your journal and mold your mind to believe ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Passion: Having this intense enthusiasm towards life, your family and friends, your job, your health, your faith…basically anything that you come across, will give you an excitement to LIVE LIFE to the fullest. There is no other way. Enjoy the journey of life. Take on the obstacles. Get from the day! Live with passion. This life mastery habit will be contagious and others will follow. The world will be a better place when we are passionately moving towards a consistent goal.
Start now to become a student of life. Start with a book. Start with a walk around the block. Start with a positive thought. Your life is in your hands.
Make today a little better than yesterday and don’t settle for mediocrity.
I challenge you!!