Happiness doesn’t come through seeking it, but as a consequence of duty, honor, courage, gratitude, personal growth, living for a higher purpose, and Finishing well! A mouthful of wisdom can sometimes be impossible to swallow but the health benefits are exponentially impossible to measure.
In life, one of the main goals is to achieve that level of self fulfillment. Whether that comes from helping the lives of others or enjoying life’s freedoms, it is extremely common to misjudge what it takes in order to attain happiness.
Happiness can be both temporary or everlasting. A large portion of the world’s population is stuck on the temporary attainment. Everyday we see this occur when people donate a dollar to that one homeless person. The same feeling for another person may be earned through the joy of spending money. Whatever your motive or drive, you must focus on how to make it everlasting.
If you revisit the introduction, you will be prompted with a rather extensive list of qualities that a person must focus on capitalizing in order to make a difference in their personal life. Permanent happiness is a result of the combination of these traits and once you come to realize that, you begin to fortify your future with irreplaceable assets. Covering each individually would require multiple future blog posts so for the sake of readership, I’ll highlight one to start implementing into your life right away. Personal growth.
When you have the mentality to grow as a person day in and day out, you begin to shape your future self. Time is a temporarily everlasting asset that you must take into account when you start feeling lazy. By temporary, I mean that once a minute goes by, you are never going to get that minute back…EVER. On the more obvious side, time is everlasting because it will continue to cycle despite whether or not you take advantage making it productive. If you truly want to build a better YOU, start by utilizing your time in a more urgent fashion. Hold yourself accountable for your own improvement because you are the only person holding yourself back.
If there is one single thing that makes me grind my teeth, it is watching people proclaim their upcoming success whilst boosting up themselves without backing up their work. Often I here “I’m going to be something special one day!” or “People doubt my potential but just wait..”. My issue is why make a statement about the future if you are still living in the past?
Living on a college campus as a freshman, I see people repeat these proclamations over and over and still struggle with the same issues. Whether it be struggling with getting what they “deserve” in the sport they play or building their future, the mere fact that people get short spurts of motivation and claim that they are making a change, without following through, really grabs my curiosity.
Life is short and all I can say is that faith without work is dead! It’s the simple truth. If you wake up tomorrow and are at the same point in life that you are today, you aren’t doing something right. If you TRULY want to make something of your life, you must make that change right now. Stop making excuses and just do it!
My roommate and I are only college freshman and we find it funny that people question our habits of work. We have developed the mentality to working during our free times on something bigger than the average, complacent mind could ever comprehend. Like everyone else, we strive to achieve extreme success within our endeavors. Contrary to that fact, we can’t find a single reason as to why we can’t start today, which is exactly what we did several months ago.
Moral of the story? If you really want to live a prosperous life, start early and start now. Everyday that you go to sleep having done nothing extra to benefit yourself is a day wasted. Do yourself a favor and start investing in yourself because it will pay off in years to come.
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Develop the passion for learning, despite your age. I’m currently a 19 year old blogger, and independent business owner who has only recently began utilizing the university library for recreational purposes. Sure, everyday people comment on how young I am, but age is only a number. I speak as I do for the simple reason that I wish I would have started even sooner.
This blog post is for everyone but specifically geared towards the lives of high school students. I want to encourage everyone to not waste a day in your life. Whenever you wake up, seize the opportunity to build your knowledge. Strive to be an overall genius and only then will you find your true potential.
What’s my point? I am simply recommending that you pick up a book and begin to read. Not for the enjoyment of a fairy tell or to replace your time behind the television, but instead, for a greater cause. We all have wondered what it takes to achieve the amount of success that key figures like Dave Ramsey have obtained. By doing enough research, you will find something in common with people of similar accolades. They all have developed the habit of reading.
Whether the book is motivational or educational in the matter of finance, psychology or some other concept, learning things that no one else puts the time into will give you a huge advantage in life. Imagine life as an exam. The exam is covers how to stay motivated and compete in highly competitive markets. If you don’t read the text, you are going too be forced to guess and steal the ideas from others. On the other hand, if you read, read, and read up on the subject that you are pursuing, you will give yourself the opportunity to process thoughts and ideas that allow you to pass the exam with flying colors! You will also benefit from not having to suffer the stress of cramming information last minute.
“If you’re not learning, you aren’t earning.” –Tai Lopez
So make your choice right now. Are you willing to do the extra for your future? If so, leave a Like and Comment below.