I worked for a dental office on a temp contract 6 years ago in Coburn (town north of North Sydney, if I’m not mistaken), and this man (the dentist) would look at me crazy and say, “did you drink your water? Arsenio, you must drink your water. The average being needs to consume X AMOUNT everyday. If you don’t, your body can’t function.”
You get in life what you create. – Darren Hardy
Whatever you’re allowing yourself to hear and see is what you’re creating. For the people out there who are literal thinkers, they’ll continue recreating the same life every day, week, month, year, and life. The best part of this is once you realize that you are the creator – it’s life transforming.
Look at your life like a glass. Your glass if filled with whatever you put it in. For instance, I had a very uneventful weekend featuring disorganization and people who wanted to see me fail – but I didn’t fail. Am I going to go home knocking what happened? Absolutely not. Everything that happened – happened the exact way it was suppose to.
From the tabloids screaming at you in the stores, to CNN being on in the airport and even at the gyms – there’s no running from it. However, you can cancel the subscriptions and stay away from the news all together.
Just this morning I was running on the treadmill and there were the older folks, walking and staring at the T.V. – all while watching a building burn. Shortly after that segment, there was a homicide (of some sort) showing the dead body. I didn’t necessarily see anything, but it didn’t phase me whatsoever because I had a motivational talk in my ear and cardio to do.
What is it with people who just find the need to slow down in traffic, too. I’m talking about those who slow down to look at the carnage on the road. Here in Thailand….they take photos. That’s right. The literally take photos of all the body parts – which ended up being splattered all over the place so they can gain social media likes.
This is why I go on a Newsfeed purge. My friend, who I had dinner with last night, was completely against my purge. She said, “how do you know how your friends are doing?” I retorted, “they can tell me if it’s great news!” I stopped following virtually all my Asian friends, especially after seeing one of my Vietnamese friends sharing a video involving a deceased young boy in an ice-chest.
The empathy; the heart; the sympathy and compassion of people, especially in Asia, has gone out the window. Am I saying everyone? No….but my goal is to see inspirational messages and people doing great things. My goal is to comment on photos that draw a lot of good attention.
There needs to be a “positive news” channel. A news channel that just shows how you can overcome the senseless bigotry that’s peddled all over the news. I can preach right now that there’s so much more good happening in the world than bad. It’s just an issue because the news outlets broadcast things that can sell. Good news doesn’t sell. People don’t want to be happy. People want to bitch. You know this – and I know this.
Create A Personal Junk Filter
The majority of news doesn’t have a bearing on your goals, dreams or aspirations anyway. Can you stop what’s happening in Myanmar? In the Middle East? I remember Joe Vitale saying on ‘the secret’: “maybe you have to be informed, but you don’t have to be inundated.”
Bottomline, things are happening all around the world that we have no control over. Just like Tim Ferris’ Low Information Diet, Darren Hardy has the same thing, too.
I don’t want to pour mud into a clean glass of water.
Enroll In Drive-Time U
In the morning when I get out of bed, I have a podcast app on my phone ready to go. Gary Vee locked in. Also, Hodgetwins….the meaning to laugh, regardless of how ridiculous it is, is essential. So, I’m standing on the platform in tears of laughter before heading into the train. When I get inside, that’s when I get to work for the next 35 minutes. I’m posting things on Instagram, Weibo, Twitter, FB, sharing things, writing things on my notepad.
Some people are probably driving. Ok, if you drive to work, set yourself up a nice audio the night before. I would seriously recommend Lisa Nichols, Gary Vee, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Impact Theory (I love Wyclef Jean’s Story), and so many other videos. Seriously…drill your mind relentlessly and you’ll be amazed how fast your paradigm shifts.