The Space

It was the 13th night and he STILL wasn’t allowed to eat.

Victor was starving, but they refused to give him food. Instead, they forced him to walk back and forth through the camp, pushing him along with the butts of their guns while the rest in the concentration camp ate “food”…

It’s Motivation Monday and I’m gonna throw a bit of a curve ball here and get a little more thoughtful so let’s talk for a moment today about the space between your thoughts and your actions.

Victor Frankl was a Holocaust survivor that wrote a book named Man’s Search For Meaning. In it, he talks about the existential meaning of all existence.

You see, H2 Bro, in life, you are bound to run across resistance or obstacles. They may not be as severe or as life-threatening as living in a concentration camp, but they are nonetheless your issues. So how do can you be the most effective at dealing with them?

What is this space between?

Well, it’s simply the space between what you think and what you do.

Imagine that you are able to experience extreme bliss in everything that you do. I’m saying here to actually imagine that everything you do, makes you happy. Because in real life, there is such a thing. When you don’t let stuff around you, get in and start messing with stuff inside of your head, you’re winning.

The punch line here is that you can (almost) have WHATEVER you want in life. The key to that, however, is that if you are attached to the outcomes then you really can’t have whatever you want. It’s when you’re satisfied with what you already have i.e. love, respect for yourself, and appreciation for your own existence that you will find that motivation is just a matter of letting go.

Jerry “space(y)” Washington

P.S. And now for some practical advice. Besides meditation, one thing that you could do is make a list of what you appreciate in life and take inventory of them every so often. This helps you to keep in mind what’s really important in your life. Keeping in mind what’s important, is the best way to help you filter out all the other unnecessary chatter when it comes to crushing it. Talk soon…

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