“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin”
– Anthony Robbins
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade wins in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
Five months into the year, everyone seems to have settled in rather well. Everyone’s going about their lives how they see fit, and going through the motions. It’s that last part though, ‘going through the motions’, that gets me ruminating.
The first day of this year, as in the first day of every single New Year, is the day where without a shadow of a doubt most people go to the gym by far. This is in part due to society seeing a ‘new’ year as a new opportunity to begin something anew. This isn’t bad, per se, but the fact that many people choose to wait for the year to end in order to make changes has often seemed paradoxical to me. Why not live every day to the fullest? Why wait for tomorrow, when you can do something today? Perhaps it’s because we’re accustomed to think tomorrow is always there, and thus the chance is always there. But tomorrow at times turns into next year, and next year turns into regrets.
That said, after going to the gym for five months, anyone can begin to see the bifurcation between individuals who have the will to achieve their goals, and those that do not. And given that going to the gym affects health, which is arguably the most important component of someone’s life, it’s regrettable that what many individuals once thought possible to achieve in health has unfortunately gone by the wayside.
Stravaging through life’s journey without purpose and determination, or with less than one is capable of, is definitely living life with a cup nigh empty. That’s just my contention however, perhaps yours is different. My intention is not to bedevil any individual, but to get them to ruminate upon their individual potential and to see more possibilities in their path, to get more out of life, to get more out of every moment. After all, isn’t that what we all want?
If that is the case, and every single one of us wishes to gain more from life, why is it we sell ourselves short many a time? Each of us will undoubtedly have a different answer, but a sagacious focus on merely exercising their mental faculties in a sound manner would leave any individual better off by. There in, perhaps, mental obstacles are abrogated in some shape or form, and the individual is free to saunter onto the next leg of their journey to proceed towards their next goal.
The will to act must remain at the vanguard however. Once an individual’s utmost volition is employed in its most incisive matter, bringing about change will become indelible. This doesn’t mean there won’t be hard work involved, nor obstacles to overcome, far from it. The facade of change cannot be overcome without considerable effort, but in the end, by repeatedly pondering on what will galvanize the individual, and following through with keen observations that are coupled with action, individuals stand to gain more than by merely ‘going through the motions’ as mentioned earlier.
Becoming inured to an autopilot mentality and maintaining less than optimal decisions certainly prevents significant change from ensuing. That is why it is essential to remain relentlessly focused on what our goals are and what we seek to gain from life. With precise action backing the blueprint of our better life, we then are able to see what we are truly capable of, thus beginning to notice that are potential is far higher than ever pondered upon.
From there, each of the steps builds on its own, each obstacle brings a new lesson, and each pit-stop along life’s journey brings us new adventures. But significant change can only begin after that special juncture is reached, where that choice is made – that first step onto a new path. These types of choices, when made from our deepest self, change us resoundingly, deeply and truly.
Not tomorrow, not next year, right now. The first step is always the hardest, but it begins to path to the greatest growth.
Why not take it now?
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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.
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