Things are about to change for you. May the overthinking, and the doubt exit your mind right now. May clarity replace confusion. May peace and calmness fill your life. You’ve been strong long enough, it’s time to start receiving your blessings. You deserve it.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
If you try to live your life wrapped up in your stories like most folks do — you don’t have money, you are not good enough, you can’t quit your job, you are lazy; etcetera — and trudging through life with your head down and clinging to your false beliefs, chances are you won’t be able to see the infinite sea of opportunities surrounding you.
Countless, awesome versions of reality surround you, but if you stay set in your ways and committed to your stories about who you are and what your reality looks like, you will end up scratching only the surface of all that’s available to you every moment.
Life is an illusion created by your perception, and you can change it the moment you chose to. Just focus on a new illusion, a new reality.
हँसो तो मुस्कुराती है ज़िंदगी
रोने से आँसू बहाती है ज़िंदगी!
प्यार दो तो संवर जाती है ज़िंदगी,
हाथ बढ़ाओ तो पास आती है ज़िंदगी!!
जिस नजर से देखो वैसी नजर आती है ज़िंदगी
नजरिया बदलते ही बदल जाती है ज़िंदगी!!!
To achieve anything three interconnected and interwoven forms of discipline are needed – perception, will and the action.
Only the people who have learned how to see situations for what they truly are can capitalize on hidden details. You can choose to see what you want to see. You could focus on negatives or magnify possibilities and the chances that each barrier avails.
“My life is one long obstacle course with me as the chief obstacle.”
Closed doors are not always what they appear to be. It all depends how you see it. To you it is a dead end, to some, it is a chance to find new routes or blaze a trial through it, and teach others to follow.
“You are the biggest obstacle, but you are also the change that you seek.”
Shaping your perspective allows you to fixate on those slim chances. There are things that you might not have the power to control, but choosing to give it your all is totally within your domain.
True to this, the most compelling success stories are those that feature people who had challenged seemingly impossible feats. As such, live in the present, think differently and believe that there is nothing beyond you. Now, you are ready to put all this mind conditioning talk to work, it is time to act.
“To believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest.”
You have to put it to work, act on your perception, overcome the barriers, and prepare for the next one. Chances are that someone or something is going to stand in your way. That’s a given, the most important information, thereafter is your actions or inactions.
Great people on the other hand capitalize on some of the faintest hints of success, and they never look back.
In other words, you do not need all the stars to align, all you need is one star, and then get moving.
Nevertheless, sometimes success does not come cheap. You might need to throw everything you have at the obstacle.
In a way, persistence helps us to find new ways of doing things, especially when we have exhausted all the conventional solutions. With each trial and error, we find iterations that are unsuitable and failures that teach us what and where to improve.
Follow the process: fail, learn and improve.
In essence, the future might look bleak for now, but the progress you have made today is the only assurance that you are heading in the right direction.
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.“
Doing work and working smartly are two different things. Always find an edge. Smart people do less work because they prefer exerting force on more meaningful things. Turn your defeat into a template for you to learn.
“I am a pessimist because of intelligence and an optimist because of will.”
Regardless of the setback, you should not stop having a passion for what you do.
Passion in itself pushes you to help others fighting defeats, it sets you on a pedestal of leadership where your failures could motivate the lost.
Identify the goals, thereafter outline all the challenges you might face, and get your mind prepared for the confrontation ahead. Map out a strategy and get to work.
You’ve got one job, and that is to get better. -Derrick Rose
“You should focus on stoking your daily output by 1%, and then you will find out 365 days later that you had experienced 365% output optimization.”
You need to first experience a Harajuku Moment. This refers to the instant when you realize that you need to do something.
Lose weight fast with the slow-carb diet and a protein breakfast.
If you want to lose weight, there are a bunch of diets out there to try. But one that has been proven to work is the slow-carb diet. By using it, within 30 days, the author managed to drop 9 kg without exercising once.
There are five rules to abide by in the slow-carb diet. The first rule is to stop eating white carbohydrates. That’s all types of bread, rice (including brown rice), potatoes, pasta, tortillas and cereal.
Second, you need to keep eating the same meals. The supermarket may give you plenty of options for foodstuffs, but only a small portion of them won’t cause weight gain. So stick to these three categories: main proteins (eggs, beef, pork, chicken breast or thigh), legumes (black beans, red beans, soya beans, borlotti beans and lentils) and vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, peas, green beans, sauerkraut and kimchi).
The third rule is to avoid drinking calories in the form of milk (as well as soy milk), fruit juices and soft drinks. Instead, you can drink large quantities of water and unsweetened tea and coffee. One or two glasses of red wine per day are OK, but you should keep away from beer as it contains more calories.
Fourth, don’t eat fruit, as many fruits contain fructose, which is a type of sugar. Tomatoes and avocados, however, are exceptions to this rule.
And the final rule is to allow yourself a cheat day, where, once a week, you get to eat anything you want, even pizza or beer. This is because binge-eating once a week increases your metabolism and stimulates fat loss.
For the slow-carb diet to work effectively, you also need to eat a protein-rich breakfast.
Just consider the author’s father, who was also on a diet plan and was losing 7.7 kg of weight per month. However, when he started skipping breakfast, his weight loss rate fell to 2.5 kg per month. That’s because missing breakfast usually results in overeating in the evenings.
Furthermore, including a minimum of 20 g of protein in your breakfast within the first hour of waking reduces cravings for carbs. Some proteins that you can have as the first meal of the day include eggs, cottage cheese, a protein shake or turkey bacon.
Add one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon to your diet daily. Cinnamon can make you feel fuller, faster by reducing your glycaemic levels by 29 percent. Your glycaemic levels reflect the amount of carbohydrates found in the food, and they determine the impact these carbs have on your blood sugar level. To help you lose weight, consume one and a half teaspoons of freshly ground cinnamon – preferably Saigon cinnamon – each day.