I’ve spent a part of my summer fulfilling my dreams of exploring the Far East. While in Tibet, I took the plunge and committed to a seven-day silent meditation retreat. It was a rollercoaster of emotions and a journey of discovery that awakened me to myself in a way I never believed to be possible. Here are some notes from my diary on the experience...
How can you expect to reach a dream that you haven't defined?
And the beauty is, your dream is yours to create! It's not to be dictated to you although some may try to do just that. But you aren't held to the dreams others make for you... you are free to design your own.
You hear people talking about how great their run was and how good they feel afterwards. And so you have decided you want to try going for a run, but you don’t run often or have never tried it before. Or maybe you are not sure if you doing it right!
Not to worry, I have some easy and helpful tips to get you started. Remember this: running should be enjoyable! Running should get your heart rate going, make you sweat a little (or a lot) and boost your energy, vitality, and self-confidence.
Did you know that one of the biggest obstacles to our success is stopping just before we cross the finish line of our goal? This is a normal human tendency and definitely something to be aware of.
Starting an important task is difficult. Continuing with it amidst distractions and potential pitfalls is also not easy. But perhaps most challenging of all is once we are 90% complete with what we are working on, finishing that final 10% of the task.
How do you relate to food? If your relationship with a friend was anything like the way you relate to food—extreme, inconsistent, punishing–you probably wouldn’t invest too much energy or time with that particular person, would you?
If you’ve opened up this article, I’m going to hazard a guess that you’re stuck in a rut of thinking negative thoughts and getting negative results. Maybe not terrible results – but not the results you want. And maybe you’re not totally down on yourself – but you find yourself being critical of the person in the mirror more than you’d like. Does this sound like you?
Knowing your "Why" is essential. And we should start with motivation.
What is motivation? Why is it so important to be motivated before we even think to do just about anything? Can we buy that universal solution in a store? What hides behind motivation? What drives it? And what do you do when your motivation is about to dry out?