Grasp Your Confidence


“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.”  -Henry Ford

 

Think about the following questions. Why doesn’t everyone believe in themselves fully? Why is it so common for people to shy away from what they truly want and believe because they don’t have this magic sense of “confidence?” Well here is my answer. Read the quote above again…

 

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Taking what Henry Ford says, we can assume that the people who think they “can’t” (can’t is the worst word in the english language, by the way) do something, don’t necessarily have little confidence, but they lack in the courageous portion of life. Why aren’t they courageous? Who knows, being courageous is something less common than just having self-confidence. But, here’s the kicker, being courageous and having confidence go hand in hand. So… If the same person who thinks they can’t do something because they aren’t courageous enough, they can focus their energy into their confidence, and they will exceed their expectations on what they can do. Well what if they have no confidence? In my opinion there is no reason to have no self-confidence. Having confidence is this meaningless word that we use to separate people from one another. I say meaningless because everyone has the confidence inside them, all of the time. How? Because every single one of us (which is now 7,055,222,832 people) is different. And just because we are different, people lose their grasp on their personal confidence. Sadly this is because of our world and society, we all have this vision of some perfect dude/dudet and what he/she looks like. This is crap. We need to open up our minds to everyone in this world. We need to be thankful that everyone is different and at least just e okay with it. And for the people who have lost a strong hold on their confidence… Get back in there and get a grip. People will look up to you for being yourself, and being something that is incredible to them. Being someone else, or being forever shy is not the way to do this. Show your confidence, live with your confidence and BELIEVE in yourself. It’s not that people don’t have confidence, it’s just that they have lost their grasp on it. Example? Here you go… When we were all little toddlers and didn’t think before doing anything (sometimes this was cute, sometimes this was worth a timeout,)  we had all of the confidence in the world. Because we didn’t think about what others were thinking, we didn’t know any better! Society hadn’t brainwashed our narrow minds yet. Open up your mind, whether you’re confident or not, and see that we are all different. But be enthralled by the fact that we are all different. Everyone has confidence, but only some choose to keep their grasp on it through the process of growing up. Being confident can open up more roads than you can imagine. You will light up rooms when you walk in. The right people will pay attention to you. You will have more fun in everything. You will be more honest and upfront. But most of all, you will find that your cheeks will be very sore. Smiling will be something you’ll do everyday.

 

Be confident, be true to yourself, and let people see and experience who you are. Don’t be bothered by the people who think differently about you or try to bring you down. They just aren’t going to be on your path to success. Stay on your true path and never let go. I’ll leave you with a quote from a song to think about.

 

“Follow your heart to the water
Fill your pockets with stone
Throw your arms around me
Never let me go” – Parkway Drive

 

This quote is saying how you need to put your all, your life, your mind, your soul, into the things you love. And never let them go if they are your true passions. With pockets full of stone, you will sink in to the water of your passion and risk everything. Do it. Be confident. Achieve it all.

 

 

-JONES

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Evening Thought


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Here’s the quote of the night!

 

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches” – Napoleon Hill

 

How I read this:

This quote talks about how if you can believe something, you can achieve it. This is so true and such a powerful tool to harness in life. Believe in the choices and steps you make, your wildest dreams can come true. Thoughts are things. Just another way to explain this, but its true, with the right driven mindset, thoughts can become real-life things! When we weave our thoughts with a sense of sincere purpose and intense passion, our drive and motivation will have a clear path to march down. With all of these things together, we can succeed and attain the riches of achieving our goals.

 

stay savvy

 

-JONES

Keep it simple


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Have you ever had days that seem to just drag on and you feel like you’re just running in circles? Well I don’t have a secret formula to stop those days, those days will always happen and in the end will make you stronger. But with that aside, I would like to share something that can help make a very productive day, a normal day for you.

Think about what you do when you wake up. What are some of the first things you do? Do you have any daily struggles early in your day? Do you wander around your living space back and forth doings things that you forgot about? Do you skip some basic things that you need, and have some lame excuse? Thinking about the questions for me, I find a couple of main things that stick out. When I wake up on an average day during the off-season, I wake up around 8 o’clock after hitting the snooze button for 45 minutes. I’m not sure why I snooze it so much, call it lazy or call it just plain weird, but I believe it helps me wake up better. Shortly after this, I get up and throw on some workout clothes and head upstairs. A lot of times I go grab a protein bar, or something just to fuel my body for waking up, but there are sometimes I skip breakfast just because I get lazy. First struggle for me. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, you need some sort of fuel to get your body rolling and waking up with your foggy brain. To cure my foggy brain, I have a cup of coffee every morning. I haven’t decided if it’s good or bad for me yet, but I like it and it works for me. Shortly after coffee time, I jump into my car and go workout. Simple morning? I would say so. But my life during the off-season I’m sure isn’t the most generic. I’ve constructed this routine for myself over the last year because I know what I want and what I need. I know what it takes for me to wake up fully and what needs to be done for me to be ready for my day.

Life is about knowing yourself and what you want. If you have trouble knowing what you want in life, or just what you want to eat for lunch… You really have to take some time and think about it. Listen to that voice in your head and let it guide you. How does this apply to keeping things simple? If you try to make your life more simple without knowing who you are, what you’re about or where you want to go, then you won’t know where to start with the simplicity. Take some time today to get to know yourself better. Understand what makes you tick. Allow your self to create a vision of your future. When you do this, you can make your days more simple by doing all of the little things you need to do and cutting out the time-wasting non sense that slows your days down. Stay on your course.

Having more simple days, can lead to have a more driven life. When things are simple, you can have a clear mind and soul to think about the things that really matter. Cut out something today that you don’t need to do. Help yourself succeed, it’s all in your hands if you want to put in the effort to grasp it.

stay savvy

-JONES