Posts tagged ‘inspiration’
When you love yourself, it’s easier to look at others and acknowledge their strengths rather than be jealous of them.Julia Manuel
I gained knowledge when I succeeded, I gained wisdom when I failed.William Chapman
…said like how Dolph Ziggler says “Show Off.” Too many gifs. So just imagine a pause in between.
My post last night was ambiguous and negative. And I do believe it’s okay to be like that sometimes. Sometimes you don’t need to tell people everything, which seems to be a curse bestowed on us all by social media. You may also need to be hypercritical and let your frustrations out. Whine and bitch. You know. And it can be hard to break from that after it’s all said and done if you have something like clinical depression.
But setting aside any sort of excuse, life is life. It is unpredictable. It is unfair. And it is stressful. I saw an unknown quote today on tumblr that discussed how we all expect to “get it together” after (blank) part of life. That we expect the future to be better without being conscious of the present. I’m guilty of it. I feel like I’ll just have it together once I get to med school. Or once I’m a resident. Or once I’m an actual doctor/researcher. Or once I’m married. Etc.
At least in my case, I am conscious of the fact that I want to do things to change myself for the future. But here I sit collecting information about doing so instead of actually reading it and doing it. Well damn. One moment I think I’m being productive and the next I find out what I’m doing is actually procrastinating. Mind blown.
I could go on about it, but I don’t think I need to. How does this relate to my post last night? It’s just the fact that I’m working on seeing these troubles as challenges to overcome instead of burdens or handicaps. And, hell, that is so much easier said than done, as I’m sure you know. It can get overwhelming sometimes, and it can also be pretty difficult to keep your morale up for long for a lot of people.
I would think the key is keeping a pretty regular schedule, getting good sleep, exercising, and having constant motivation. Constant motivation seems to be the toughest part of it all. One thing I’ve tried is making little posters of fitspo with inspirational quotes and hanging them in clever places around my house I’m bound to see them. The problem with that, however, is that you eventually start to ignore things that are constant and mundane. I know I did. Plenty of my posters are still up just because I never took them down and when I see them I unconsciously say, “Okay. Sick. That’s getting old.” It becomes less motivating to a point where you’re not motivated by it at all anymore.
I can’t say I have the answer to this sort of problem. I don’t think anyone really can. Though I think this is a start. I don’t have enough activation energy yet. But I may be able to find a good catalyst. (Chemistry… Yeah…)
Don’t compare yourself to other people. It won’t help. You’ll only find what you expect to find. If you think you’re weak, everyone else will seem stronger. If you think you’re strong, everyone else will seem weaker. There’s no point in doing this. Simply look at where you are now, and aim to get better as you go forward.Steve Pavlina
How to improve your concentration
1. Take a 10 minute break each hour.
2. Chew something – such as gum, or a plastic coffee stirer.
3. Get up and walk around. Even better, go out and get some exercise.
4. Try and keep a relatively tidy desk – or at least clear off a part of your desk.
5. Make sure you have all the stuff you need at hand (books, notes, paper, pens etc).
6. Turn off facebook, twitter, email, tumblr and your cell phone.
7. Try and develop a good sleep pattern and work at your most productive time of the day.
8. Hide from your friends and work on your own.
Successful people in anything do everything unsuccessful people don’t want to do.John Paul DeJoria
Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.Unknown
Ask yourself this question: ‘Would I have ever gotten started with this [project] if I had to do it all over again, knowing what I now know?’ If your answer is no, then get out as soon as possible. There is no honor in dedicating your life to the pursuit of a goal which no longer inspires you. Whatever you’ve decided in the past is largely irrelevant if you would not renew that decision today.Steve Pavlina
It’s never the size of the problem that’s the issue, it’s the size of you.Chuck Morrison in discussing personal growth.
You must rise up to become bigger than your problems.