January… (the time of Dynamic Motivation)


January… (the time of Dynamic Motivation)

With the new years resolutions mostly revolving around more gym time and eating healthier, there is always a huge buzz around this time of year. The bad news? It’s mostly just a bunch of “Dynamic Motivation.” The key to being and STAYING motivated is finding how to create and grasp  STATIC motivation. Read the article… Much better explanation than I could give!

– JONES

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Imagination is Key


“In whatever you’re doing, failure is an option… Fear is not.” – James Cameron

Watch this whole video. James Cameron talks about how he embraced his curiosity, not just as a young boy, but as an accomplished film maker.

When we let ourselves become curious and let our imagination run wild, we are allowing our minds to create things that our bodies can’t. The best part about it is, if your imagination creates something that you want and you believe in, your mind will lead your body to the desired outcome. This concept is something that we as humans don’t always grasp, we often forget about it. But it is important to realize our potential and how our minds work for our bodies. Allow your mind to relax every once in a while, let it dream. Let it discover. Let it create the things you want most. Experience the interactive visual you get when your mind works. These are the things that drive us to do what we know and love. They also drive us to do things no body knows. Invent. Create. With your mind and your passion, reality is what you make it. Things that your believe are real or that will happen in your life, will become a reality. Allow yourself to be consumed by your dreams and passions. You can do whatever it is you set your mind to. Don’t hold your self back. With these thoughts in mind, listening to what James Cameron said at the end of his presentation, “failure is an option, fear is not” can allow our minds to reach the endless possibilities of the human imagination. You could fail, but don’t that steer you off course. Learn to embrace failure, and put fear aside. Let go of your fear and realize your potential. Imagine.

“It’s not about breaking down borders, it’s about pushing off of them.”


video shared from TED.com

This is an amazing video of  lady with heavy borders and obstacles in her path to success. She met those obstacles head on and overcame them to the fullest degree. There are two very important things to take away from this video. One is to realize there are a lot of people out there who go through a lot worse things than you do, and still make it to the places they want to go. It amazes me how often we complain or feel bad for ourselves when times get tough and we think we have it hard. And then we give up. We need to watch videos like this. The second thing to take away from this is that you shouldn’t have to go through what she went through to realize your potential in life! Bless her heart for doing all she has done, but people, learn from her leadership and realize we are all human. We can all do the things we desire. Don’t wait around for something to come up. Make your opportunities in life. Create your own luck. And most of all, notice the people around us that go through, and have gone through things we will never even taste in life. They are our true heroes. Don’t give up. “It’s not about breaking down borders, it’s about pushing off of them.”

-JONES

Evening Thought


The quote I heard today, “never try to be better than someone else” was awesome, and hit me hard. A former UCLA basketball coach said it in a video i watched. The moment I heard it, I was a little “weirded” out by it, because my first reaction was that he was saying don’t compete. Which would be crap because competition drives success. But that was not what he was saying at all. He went on to talk about how you should never, ever focus on anything but yourself and how much effort you put in. All you can do in a game, or life for that matter, is to give it your and compete against your own best self. Everyone has different talents, different approaches and different ways to act on beliefs, so you should never be competing against someone else. Only focus on what you can do and do it the best of your ability.

 

Example? Let’s say that I was competing for a starting job on a baseball team, and my competitor had the edge on the defensive side. Hes was better. And if I focused on being better than him at defense, I would likely under perform and mess up. I would get out of my own mechanics and the things that got me to where I am, and be focussed on beating him. And if I ended up doing worse than him at defense, it would likely aggravate me and cause my mind to steer away from my overall focus and fail at other things. But if I had just competed against my own best self, and had done everything I know I can to the best of my ability…  The outcome would be much better because I wouldn’t be worried about anything else but my self. If you gave it your all in something, and knew that you did the very best in everything that was asked of you, that’s all anyone could ask of you. That’s all you can do.

 

So instead of competing against someone else’s best, compete against your best. Push yourself from within. Do not let outside forces cloud your mind! “Never try to be better than someone else,” only try to be better than your best. Stay within yourself. Compete. You are your best competition. Compete against your own best self.

 

-JONES