You have likely heard the phrase “Things in motion stay in motion.” The quote stems from Newton’s first law of motion, “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external … Continue reading
Often I encourage my friends to live their lives out loud. How I define “living out loud” is to not be afraid to share publicly your achievements, your journey and your thoughts.
Sometimes I will hear people say things like, “Yeah but no one cares what I’m doing” or “I’m not doing anything important enough for people to want to follow me” or “But I haven’t done anything noteworthy, yet.”
By living your life out-loud you give others “permission” to do the same. Of course they don’t need your permission, it’s just a lot easier to go down a certain path when you get to read about and watch someone else go down that path as well. It encourages people by giving them some sort of framework of what may happen to them emotionally, physically, spiritually when they also decide to take a similar path. It takes out a little bit of the uncertainty. It creates a sense of belief in another person, because we aren’t all that different from each other at the end of the day.
You are already someone worth following. I promise you, you are. Just make sure you stand for something worth standing for.
Love has been on my mind lately. I’m realizing that my idea of love and other people’s idea of love may be two different things. Everyone has their own definition of love that they are currently operating under. I didn’t … Continue reading
Passion is an interesting thing.
I always like to ask people what their passion is.
A lot of people don’t know what their passion actually is.
What I have come to realize is that passionate people understand other passionate people. We may not have the same passion but we recognize it within others. No one will EVER be able to comprehend your passion in the same exact way that you do, that’s why it is YOUR passion. And that’s fine.
“Haters” come from a dark place where they lack passion, haven’t found theirs yet, or gave up on their passion.
A person who is passionate about something will NEVER tell you to not be passionate about what you’re passionate about. Even if they think it’s a dumb idea they understand that it is your PASSION.
If you’re a passionate person, surround yourself with other passionate people. Collaborate with them. Create something with them.
If you are NOT a passionate person I urge you to figure out what your passion is. The thing you would be doing all day if money and paychecks didn’t matter.
But no matter what, if you lack passion, please, do NOT try to stand in the way of those who are full of it. You’ll lose friends quickly.
We have an apple tree in our backyard and the other day I was thinking about harvesting the apples because they are fairly ripe by this point. As I was considering this I realized we have WAY too many apples for me to take off of the tree and they will go bad because I won’t be able to eat them fast enough.
This then made me realize that the apples will be just fine if I leave them ON the tree. They will be fine because they are connected to their life source. Roots, trunk, branches, leaves, water, sunshine.. these are the things that create the apple and give it the ability to live. It is only when they are DISCONNECTED from their source of life that they die.
Let’s take this same concept and apply it to PEOPLE. When we live our lives in such ways that do not give us MORE life/are disconnected from life, we slowly die. We rot. We “go bad.” But when we are connected to our life source (our passions/favorite hobbies etc) we are FULL of life and continue to grow.
Some food for thought. 🙂
The world we are currently living in does not like healthy people. As a society we find healthy people to be annoying, different and weird. Why would they choose a salad over french fries? French fries are delicious. Fricken’ weirdos. They are constantly not drinking soda or juice and then offering you alternatives for your drinks… HOW ANNOYING. When we go out to dinner with them we feel like we’re eating the world and they are only eating rabbit food. Ugh… healthy people are so frustrating… don’t they know nobody cares?
Correct me if I’m wrong but that is the stance of the MAJORITY of people in America, 67% of people are overweight.
It is more socially acceptable to be UNHEALTHY than it is to be HEALTHY. This is the society we have created. A society where you’re “on a diet” if you don’t shove unhealthy food into your mouth all day. A society where we’d rather eat a little debbie snack from the gas station than plan ahead and eat a sweet potato. Did you know that 100 years ago 1 in every 100 people got cancer? Now guess what it is? 1 in every 2 men and 1 in every 3 women. Soooo it’s either going to be YOU or someone you love. I’m not telling you this to scare you and to go eat all those “foods that prevent cancer”… I’m saying this to make you realize that shoveling processed/manufactured food into your body all day IS KILLING YOU.
And some of you are totally cool with that. You don’t want to live long lives. You’re totally cool with dying around 55. And hey, whatever. But from about 35 (when the CRAP food starts catching up with you, if not earlier) to the time you die you’re not going to feel good. You’re going to feel like crap everyday. Heck, you PROBABLY ALREADY DO FEEL LIKE CRAP EVERYDAY. No energy? Headaches? Bad sleep? … Yeah you’re unhealthy. Oh and then you think you have a problem so you drink energy drinks for more energy, and drugs for headaches and bad sleep. When all this time you could just not treat your body like a trash compactor and get all of that stuff for free.
I’m being preachy… I eat healthy 70% of the time and the other 30% is an absolute mess. Please please for the love of God do not leave me around Nutella, that container will be gone before a 1/2 hour TV show is done.
Just start to pay A LITTLE BIT more attention to what you’re putting into your body. AND PLEASE don’t make HEALTHY people feel like the weird ones for not wanting to feel like crap on a daily basis like you do.