Path of Least Resistance

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It’s so easy to get inside your head and convince yourself not to do something. Its so easy to let fear control us. Its so easy to begin something and then to just put it down. It’s easy to give up when things get tough. But what’s easy isn’t always what’s right.

More often then not we opt to take the path of least resistance. Its just so much easier to be free of criticism or judgement from others. A lot of us battle ourselves everyday, the last thing we want to do is rub people the wrong way and create more conflict. As a means of avoiding conflict and failure its easier just to ignore the possibilities of what could be. It’s easier for us to hold onto our pent up emotions and accept what is rather than going against the current.

Conditioned by our thoughts of conformity we begin to believe the limitations of our parents, peers and authority. We begin to feel content with our environment and accept it as the true reality. We learn to live with our problems rather than to learning to adapt to inevitable changes.

Rather than enjoying the fruits of our labour we are frozen by action left to contemplate and rationalize every possible excuse as to why we failed. Remaining frozen in action living with sadness and anger we allow our failure to define us depleting us of all available resources. Living with this depletion of resources we remain in an unstable environment that lacks structure, support and personal growth.

Struggling to be happy we remain stagnate and actually begin show signs of physical and mental decline. We begin to lose our purpose and reshuffle our priorities. We begin to see life through a short lens living as if we were to die tomorrow.

Greed and immediate gratification become all so important. Being that we are unhappy and discontent with our environment we turn to selfish behaviour that promotes dopamine production. Ideally the thought is “I’d rather be happy” but this is such a short-sighted statement. In the long-run feeding our senses becomes toxic and poisonous to the individual. Immediate gratification becomes self-sabotage and this quickly becomes a deeply engrained pattern.

We begin to forget about our dreams and lose faith altogether. We lose purpose and our reasons for being. We begin thinking “is this really all that life is”. Unable to feel true happiness due to the fact the pleasure centers of the brain have been overloaded day in and day out we begin to feel hopeless and burnt out.

Life’s tough but it’s time to grab the bull by the horns. If you don’t begin to start taking action fear will guide you down a dark path. Don’t let fear back you into a corner you can’t get out of.

Take control of your life. Take control of your health. Take control of your finances. Your problems will begin a snowball effect if you choose to neglect them. Refuse to turn the other cheek, stay on top of monitoring your progress.

Stretch your comfort zones and get comfortable doing so. Remember, a house cat is not your spirit animal, your spirit animal is fierce, intimidating and never backs down.

The path of least resistance is an emotional unstable journey which guarantees jealousy and resentment. How far down does the rabbit hole go? I’m not going to participate to find out and you shouldn’t either. Escape the darkness, climb into the light.

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What is Power?

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Power is authority to make decisions. It’s the ability to influence others to complete a desired action. What makes someone powerful? and what comes along with it?

Power is having the resources. Whether money, materials or man-power; having wealth or being wealthy can be classified as power.

Power is influence. It’s the ability to convince others even against their will. People will follow powerful people and their ideas because they do not have confidence in their own ability.

Power is an attitude. Power is not weeping, not complaining and refusing to feel hopeless. Power is having control over your thoughts and emotions always being able to act in the most logical of manners.

Power gets recognized. Whether you actually have the resources or not if you display confidence no one would be the wiser. People who act with confidence and are more challenge oriented versus those who complain will always make a great impression.

Having resources is important which is why money is power but after money attitude is everything. With the proper attitude the resources can be achieved. Remember to have a rich attitude – be vision-oriented, positive and calm in the face of any challenge. Develop healthy habits and read, your mental and physical capabilities can be your greatest resource if developed correctly.

Of course there are other factors that influence power but these factors we can’t always change. Having beauty or being beautiful is always a sure sign of power. People are easily influenced by beautiful people as they become insecure in their presence. Another factor could include a person’s family status or family reputation.

Power is better earned than it is given. Power without wisdom can be dangerous. Individuals who are not fully aware of power will often abuse it when in their grasp. Their ego will take a beating until they are humbled by the experience.

Mind power is everything. The ability to read is power. The ability to process and decipher new information is power. The ability to rise above our circumstances is power. The ability to lead is power.

Power is control and feeling in control is beautiful. Feeling in control is what grants us everlasting happiness. Being able to sustain ourselves and build a strong reputation for the future opens many doors to the future. Having these options is power.

Just remember if you don’t feel powerful or in control at this very moment that the one thing you can always control is your attitude. Remember to think logically not emotionally, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Be confident and accept life as a challenge. Let your positive attitude shine on the world around you. Embrace your passions and live life to the fullest.

Willpower will determine your financial bottom line. When we let our emotions get the best of us we develop self-inflicting habits. Whether these habits are excessive gaming, eating, gambling or drugs they will greatly destroy your self-esteem and ultimately wreck havoc on your influence on others. Again, think logically, we all have underlying root issues to these concerns which are more often then not disregarded. Make amends for your wrong doings of the past and begin to live in the now. We cannot change the past we can only act in the current situation, so its time to start living. Don’t let lack of willpower define you. Love yourself, find your grit and smile along the way.

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Over Stimulation & Loss of Self Control (2 of 2)

 

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Why is the general population so unhappy? Why do we instantly become envious of other people? Do we live through greed and hate? Have we lost the ability to love and show compassion?

Living according to the celebrity ideals is destructive to one’s well-being. The truth is most people are not in tuned with these patterns of conditioning.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate” – Carl Jung

Its time to find new role models with strong morals. The celebrity attribute most commonly displayed in music videos, movies and TV shows is partying. Self-indulgence at it’s finest.

We have to become aware of the influences we surround ourselves with. Thoughts become things and the ideas we collect will change the way we perceive the world. Collect ideas of lightness, become aware of the dark and be conscious of the threats it imposes.

Choose to live in the light rather than the darkness. Be particular with the media you choose for entertainment. Be aware that shows/movies and music which display passive-aggressiveness (dark humor and sarcastic remarks), violence and images of sex will most definitely take a toll on your overall psych.

Back to Overstimulation & Loss of Self-Control Part 1

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Over Stimulation & Loss of Self control (1 of 2)

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Whenever you’re away from home you can list piles of things you wish you would’ve done while you were at home or when you get there (whether it be housework, exercising or personal projects – like writing blogs).

We have these hopes of accomplishing these things yet the truth is a lot of us experience a total loss of self control in the moments we spend isolated in our comfortable homes.

Addictions to drugs, alcohol, food, and technology have us spiraling out of control. We become unconscious as we routinely follow the same patterns – these bad habits can wreck havoc on an individual’s self esteem and their financial future.

“You’re not using your heart for what hearts are for” – Brother Ali

Life’s hard but let’s remember what our values and goals are. Remember goals are important but so is enjoying every moment as it happens. Choose not to stress when critical moments demand your attention. Cherish each day and do you’re best with what you’ve been given. Do you’re best with today it’s all you’ve got – if you get tomorrow make the best of that too.

Remember balance in everything you do. Work towards moderating your bad habits eliminating your unneeded time wasters. We can become our own worst enemy if we beat ourselves up so remember life’s meant to be enjoyed. Do you’re best and enjoy It. Take action everyday to improve your well-being but always remember life’s a roller-coaster ride so don’t lose your sense of adventure. It has its ups and downs but hang on, embrace every moment and have fun.

Continue to Overstimulation & Loss of Self-Control Part 2

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