There’s this young man you see. A typical bachelor enjoying life in the city. He’s doing good at his job, while partying hard at night. I’d also like to add that he’s a lady’s man and knows his way around the female form. Ah yes, he’s never taken any girl seriously to more than a month’s relationship and he’s always kept it that way. I actually don’t know if it’s out of fear of commitment or maybe he’s scared of being tied down. You’d actually think there’s nothing else to write at this point but like any story we need a twist.
Now he meets this girl, who’s completely similar to him. Sexy, single and ready to mingle. What do you think would happen when these two people have one awesome night together and then have a hard time getting over each other? Will they finally be tied down together? Or will they just leave it as it as is, just one awesome night.
Motto of the story: If you’re expecting more out of this tale then you love drama a lot.
There were once two neighbors who have lived together for quite some time in one of those medium scale condominiums in the city. You could say they’ve been pretty good neighbors for a long time before they became best of friends. They would spend a lot of time playing video games together, taking turns attending or hosting each other’s barbecue party, going on double dates and sometimes taking turns being the wing man in the club.
Ah yes, this is the foundation of truly lasting friendships. But, when they find themselves arriving at the mall separately during a busy weekend looking for the last parking space, and then they both spot said parking space together but the other one was just too slow at the curve and then spots his best friend getting down the car just after parking, do you think their ‘strong’ friendship will stand during this unforeseen coincidental battle?
Moral of the story: Friendship cannot stand the test of the last parking space and there will be collateral damage
We always enjoy reading about how people successfully achieve their goals, transform businesses and sometimes make the most surprising discoveries that transforms the whole playing field. Most of the time, a lot of people draw motivations from these success stories and try to integrate it into their life by trying to understand exactly what challenges they overcame and why they desired to do what they did.
After reading so many success stories and talking to colleagues who have in their own way reached their goals, I’ve realized that there are so many opportunities to be inspired and most of them can be found in the simplest of ways.
Let’s start of with people. A lot of success stories actually depend on your circle of friends, colleagues or even the family members you interact with. It takes time to build relationships but in the end it will be all worth it if these people help you achieve your goals.
Next let’s go for some alone time. I’m actually a big fan of deep thinking in the showers and most of the bright ideas comes to us while having deep thoughts in the shower.Just look at Archimedes’s history and how he discovered the Archimedes principle while submerged in the bath or better yet why not ask Warren Buffett, who he dreamt up his $5 billion investment in Bank of America while he was taking a bath. Of course there are lots of other ways to find inspiration by yourself like travelling and chasing other life changing experiences.
Lastly, let’s try drawing inspiration from art, music, films and sports. The simplest lines from a movie or book and lyrics from a song tend to hit the exact state of mind that leads to an inspiration for most of us.
Now if you have a hard time believing me why not first try some of these ways yourself and see what I mean. Maybe just maybe you might find your own inspiration along the way.
Cheers and good luck!
It’s great to talk about mental toughness, determination, and perseverance … but how do these words get represented in the real word?
Only one word comes to mind that best represent any human who has all 3 qualifications…. consistency, which in my opinion if you can learn to master makes you superhuman in my books
One must live through each day in a consistent manner. Whether it’s trying to get a great, healthy body by making sure not to miss a gym session or setting a clear career goal you’d want to achieve by working on it each day.
My tips to get through each day and help you practice consistency are the following;
- Visualize the goals in your mind
- This will serve as a great remainder for yourself and when you feel lost.
- Get a grip on any anxious feelings or doubts you may have about yourself
- Trust me when I say that anxiety will only shorten your lifespan and make reaching your goal even harder
- It’s either you get rid of the anxiety by positive reinforcement or you learn to live with it and transform it into another form of motivation.
- Practice perfecting motivating habits
- Mental toughness isn’t about getting inspired or feeling courageous. It’s about building those habits that allow you to overcome challenges and distractions.
- Learn to socialize and build your network
- Pretty much self-explanatory and like they say, no man is an island, plus it’s always great to be around like-minded people.
- Learn to celebrate the small victories in life
- People shouldn’t be afraid to just stop for a moment and evaluate the present situation. Sure you may not be there yet but learning to appreciate every step you take to reach your goal is a victory in itself.
Alright folks, I know it’s not much but I’m hoping these can at least help you with being the mental tough person that I know you are capable of.