The way you do anything is the way you do EVERYTHING. Think about that for a second broham.
When you went shopping last, what did you do with your cart? Did you just leave it or did you put it back?
How about when you were hanging out with your friends? Did you talk crap about someone who wasn’t there?
You see, what I’m getting at here is that there are a lot of people that say that they are willing to do a lot to get what they want. They are willing to follow the latest tips, tricks, and hacks, yet they are lacking in one fundamental principle.
Now, I’m not calling everyone a liar…
Okay, I’m lying…everyone is a liar, but not in the way you’re probably thinking.
Listen, there are so many people out there that go through a lot, yet they still don’t think they’re worthy of anything great. Why? Because they don’t even know what they deserve. They’re lying to themselves based on how they want people to perceive them and have subsequently (nice word) deviated (another nice word) from the path that leads to their own greatness.
Here’s Some Money
What if I told you that I was going to give you a million dollars?
Would you believe me?
Say you did…and I gave it to you.
What would you do?
Well, I would hope that the first thing you would do is be appreciative. When you appreciate life and everything that comes with it, you win.
When you don’t appreciate, you may get more stuff, but you won’t get happier because you’ll always want more. And the key to getting more from life is to be appreciative of what you have.
Without appreciation, you become a consumer. Someone that is led into false hope rather than someone that has ownership over their own life and finds their own path to greatness.
You see, there is a natural progression of appreciation. First, you stop caring about what other people have and what other people think. Then you love yourself enough to know that you own your own path to greatness. Finally, you realize there’s no need to be dishonest or take shortcuts because you appreciate your own life and everything in it.
So first, the thing you might want to consider is who you are as well as who you aren’t.
In respect to religion, I’m the type of person that believes that religion is a legitimate structure for people who may not otherwise have it in their lives.
I am NOT the type of person that believes that religion is the end all be all solution to everyone’s problems. Nor do I believe that an extreme ideology of any type is healthy.
In summary, taking the time to think and write your values is extremely beneficial and can help you to have whatever you want.
So the question here is the following: Are you honest with yourself in what you really want from life or are you just picking from what everyone else says they want?
It’s what separates effort from struggle.
And what might currently be separating you from happiness.
Jerry “truth and honesty (mostly)” Washington
P.S. Just so we’re clear and in keeping with this theme of honesty, I’m not giving away $1,000,000 (awww!) But I would have you consider that if you want it, the best way to get it is to deserve it. Every single aspect of your life lines up with creating your results. Sure there are some scumbags (and lucky people) out there that seem to always get what they want, but the vast majority of people that are living the life they want, live it because they deserve it. Here’s how you can start to deserve it now. Talk soon…