Life can push you around sometimes. It doesn’t let up no matter what. It will literally bend you until you break and keep pushing. No matter how much you complain. No matter who you ask for help. At the end of the day you will left reeling from everything. Some look at life as carpe diem. Others wait for it to end. Just waiting for the day to end so they can relax, only to have racing thoughts before they eventually fall asleep.
The way I am looking at things now a days is, be like life. Relentlessly pushing through your day just pushing and pushing. Do I sound like one of those people who tells you to just power through it, like there’s no other option. Maybe a little but what I want you to do is a little different. I want you to look how life just keeps moving, regardless of what gets in its way. Like a tsunami rushing the shore. Picture yourself pushing that hard. Picture for a moment the way life works, how it just keeps going along. It’s the perfect model for how you should approach things, emotionally and physically. Keep this in the back of your mind when your tired, when you think you can’t give anymore, why you’re depressed and think you’d like nothing more than for it to stop. Get the mentality that you’re not going to stop for anything. Allow your mind to clear so that you can focus on the task at. Get your adrenaline pumping. Hype yourself up. Do what you can as relentlessly as you can just as my view of life would. When you’re down and depressed or tired and ready to give up, remember that it is possible to keep pushing forward, no matter what stage of your life you are in. Remember life is not only relentless but it is also beautiful.
Now I’m not saying that you should get into some target fixation trance day in and day out. You are still human and you need to make yourself happy. You also may have others to worry about. Have your goals but don’t give up everything that makes you happy. What is life without someone to share it with. Life is also diverse, keep that in mind. Getting yourself hyped up all day everyday isn’t always good. You’ll burn yourself out because it is not the key to the long run. If you are so focused on your goals that you never stop to make yourself happy then what is the point? They say you could have everything and still won’t be happy. Find that fine line between reaching your goals while still being happy.
Being closed minded is counterproductive to being happy and may even affect you on your way to your goals. It’s always nice to have a specialty but there’s always more than that one thing. Dabble in different things. Expand your horizons and you may find things you never thought would make you happy. By exploring everything, you open doors that you would have never seen before. Life is diverse and simply sticking to the same things will leave you bored and/or feeling like you’re stuck in a rut. I never thought I would enjoy writing but my wonderful wife thought it might be good. Now I’m writing all the time and it really beings happiness to my life. Sometimes having interests in many things can get you through situations where you’re starting at the picture in front of you and not finding the answer.
Moral of the story is, and I know it may sound cheesy but, being like life couldn’t be a bad thing. It’s the perfect model of how you should be, how you should think or how to solve a problem. Stop and look at how life is, and think how could I be more like it.