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The House Built On Habits

The following is an excerpt from an Ebook I will be publishing. The book takes a operational approach at organizing our lives, and then finding the correct plan to follow so we can achieve our greatest goals. This particular excerpt is from Chapter 2, which speaks on finding out what habits make up our lives. I hope you enjoy!

“No matter what aspect of our life we have habits. Eating or dieting habits, sleeping habits, work habits, driving habits, the list could go on forever and ever. While we often times seem to glance over these habits, they play a vital role in the formation of our lives. How often do we hear someone complain about the way his or her life is going? How often do we hear someone gripe that they can never seem to loose weight and they were just born to be big? For example, here’s a story about a friend of mine. We will call him Jim for the time being. Jim is a great guy. Jim works full time, is always on time, pays rent and covers his bills but never seems to be able to get ahead. Jim would love to travel and experience new things and places but never has the money to do so. When you take an objective view of Jim’s life you can see that he has a few habits that are restricting him from doing what he really wants to do. For example Jim enjoys going out for drinks after work with his friends. In fact he will do this a few times each week. What Jim thinks he enjoys though is actually causing a great shortcoming in his life. So often we look for instant satisfaction rather than investing in satisfaction for the rest of our lives. We wish to be happy now rather than make the decision that will bring happiness to us for years to come. Pertaining to Jim this is his exact problem. Though he enjoys going out with his friends, in the long run it is causing more of a problem for him than anything else. This is a habit Jim has created. By ritually going out with friends he falls short in reaching his potential. Change your habits change your life. If Jim shifted his habits from going out for drinks from a few times a week, to maybe just once a week, his habits would begin to support his dream. With this huge leap in progress Jim would quickly begin to live the life he truly dreams of.

Jim is just an example, but Jim could be any one of us. We all have habits that don’t support our main goal. We must face these facts. We must acknowledge our habits that do not aide in our success. Often times it takes a close examination of our daily routine to truly uncover our habits. We become so used to a certain way of doing things we often forget we are even doing them. We must take a fine tooth comb to our routine to truly find the cracks in our foundation. Below I have left lines to do a bit of writing. Weather you wish to print these pages out, or write in your own journal I encourage you to do so.   Take a few minutes and think deep about the habits you currently perform. Some will be good some will be bad, some will be hard to admit to, but we must be honest. If you constantly wake up an hour late write that down. Do not pass things off as flukes or every once in a while ordeals. If we lie to ourselves about our habits, our life will be a representation of those lies and we will not acquire what we strive for.”

 

An Uncommon Friend.

Why is it that we are so damn afraid of challenges? They scare us sure, but why? The fear of uncertainty, the fear of failure, these are both valid explanations. But really what I want to know is who gave challanges so much power. Who deemed them boss? Who let them control so much of what we do? It is with much sadness that i say the answer to all those questions is us. Maybe it is not directly the challenge but more of the sensations we feel when coming face to face with a challenge that we fear. The weight we have allowed a “challenge” to carry is astronomical. For example, say one day a wonderful idea pops into your head! Geniuses! But then the opposition calls in their fire power. An array of challenges pops into your head. I don’t know the right people, I don’t have enough money, I’ve never tried something like that before. All of these are the challenges we so often face, and all of these are phrases that have effected our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Think for a second what your life would be if instead of fearing and running away from a challenge, you embraced it. What if you didn’t see “challenges” as a obstacle or road block but instead saw them as an opportunity for growth, new knowledge, and to develop yourself as a more in tuned human being. 

You see I believe the issue lies in our perspective. “Perspective is everything”, a phrase we so often hear, and so often let pass without the slightest marination on its validity. But you see its true. The way you view something drastically changes the results of it. If you see something as negative you will soon yield negative results. If you see something in a positive light however you will then see positive results. The output results always mimics the input emotions. 

Looking back into challenges specifically, I ask that the next time you are met with one you embrace it. I beg you swing your doors wide open, wave it in and treat it to a meal. Because with the correct perspective we see “challenges” are actually packed with positives.One of which I’d like to share . While it may seem quite contrary, challenges in fact create the happiest and most joyous moments of our existence. Please allow me to expand my thoughts.

When we are faced with a challenge we often times sink in happiness. We may feel overwhelmed, sad, or maybe depressed. But because we can feel these empty, cold emotions it means we can also feel extreme joy and glee. If we were never able to walk through the deep steep valleys and feel their emptiness we would never reach the magnificent mountain tops and the exuberant happiness they posses. With out sadness we would only feel extreme happiness, which would become a normalized feeling and would no longer feel quite so extraordinary. The wonderful feelings of happiness would completely disappear if were not as equally familiar with the feelings of despair. So in reality we should thank challenges for arising. Not only do they allow opportunity to grow and ever improve ourselves they also allow us to feel the saddest of emotions. But right behind the saddest of emotions is the happiest of emotions ready to take their place.

The truth is I really hope you think for a second before judging a challenge that arises. Do not be quick to label it in one direction or the other. Allow it to marinate. Look for the positives that will come out of it. Chances are if you do this, you will find it may be in your best interest to make challenges an uncommon friend.

 

Be easy my friends

-Trev

 

P.S. I am in the process of creating an ebook. The book will describe a spelled out plan to acquiring your dreams through using visualization, emotions, and the correct habits. Please like this post if you may be interested in grabbing a copy once its completed.

 

 

 

 

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The Creators of Reality

In life we are constantly searching for the answer. As result of the current state of society and the way it operates we want quick and direct fulfillment of any wonder we have. But what If I were to say that more important than the answer, is to question. So often when we seek an answer we quickly receive one, but do we ever wonder why that answer is correct? Enter “X” amount of years you have been living and it is probably certain you have accepted something simply out of the fact that’s what the answer has always been. This could apply to any question or any “fact” that society accepts. For example, a bit more philosophical scenario but let us consider time. If you were to ask yourself why we accept our perception of time to be correct, could you answer that? Who set the rule to where a second is the basic measurement. And when you add sixty seconds together we get a minute. Why wasn’t it seventy or eighty seconds a minute? I am not proposing we go and rise as a collective to change time but I am proposing that you always consider that even facts were once made up. Many, but not all, facts started as an opinion and then with enough support and belief became truth. Let us then apply this to our life. How often have you shot down an idea or birth of creativity in your mind because it challenged what was commonly accepted as fact? Could your idea not indeed be the way it should really be? Who is to say? As I have pondered this idea more I believe it opens a gateway to a completely new arena of thought in ones mind. As we realize and comprehend that mostly everything in the world was once made up we understand more fully that we can truly accomplish anything. There should be no validity in someone’s statement saying your idea can’t be done or that it is dumb! How do they know? Look at any of the great inventors of our history and you will see individuals who challenged what was fact. “Man can not fly”, well let me introduce you to two brothers who have a new perception of the truth! The more one wraps their mind around this fact, the more they can believe in their ability. The world is truly a blank canvas. It is ours to create. Sure there are the ways things have been done prior but those are exactly that, prior. They were created for that time frame, for that exact moment. Now is now, it is not then. Your ideas you have today can reestablish the truth of the world and become known as fact. The mind is truly our greatest tool, your drive and faith in your mind is the unstoppable force behind it. Let your drive be catalyst to a world of change. We have the ability to create reality. There is no precut diagram for how tomorrow will turn out. Create your tomorrow into everything you wish it to be. Create your WORLD into everything you wish it to be.

Experience the Unimaginable

Tricked and tried by life we have fallen victim to the most unfortunate of lies. One that has consumed us in all entirety, and that fears the estranged soul that fights the overwhelming current. We are all in different parts of our life. For some things are going well, for others possibly quite the contrary. Regardless of the position you are currently in I ask so graciously you begin this journey with me. This journey will be nothing short of a gargantuan quest to find the truest meaning of life and reverse the flow society has pushed us all in for so long. Through out this quest we will re-baptize our senses in the fountain of youth; we will shed biases and remove the shadow that has blocked the truest of lights on the world. Through out this magnificent journey we will truly acquire the truth of whom we are and what we are here to do. From this exact moment to the moment we succeed, which we undoubtedly will do, we will question and argue timeless traditions and norms. This is the moment you and I, and all that so willingly choose to be involved, make the greatest discovery of our life. WE ARE IN CONTROL. With wishes from the deepest parts of my soul I ask you dedicate a few minutes to this material. If it means nothing to you, let it pass. There is no force here. We cannot truly establish an understanding of who we are when we are pushed or forced into believing certain thoughts, so this I will not do. I wish to be your guide, your match. As I cause friction between a proposed reality and societies projection of reality you must be the enzyme that increases this reaction and brings it to life. There is nothing wrong with thinking; in fact the world most sincerely needs more of it. For these few moments silence the distractions, whether this be your phone, TV, or peers. Let this moment be about you! YOU DESERVE THIS! The days of life are quickly passing, and now is the time to slow them down and experience it to its most pure, rudimentary elements. This is when you become you. Embrace it, embrace the change, embrace the world for its flaws but dream how you can change them. WE ARE IN CONTROL. The first leg of this realization will be to examine the trap we have fallen victim to. With out knowing we have accepted a less the fulfilled life and become to know it as normal. This is not normal. You are not normal. You are extraordinary! The minds reach is endless; do not block the path resulting in a dead-end. It is time to go where no one has gone before. Whether out of fear or social pressures few beings have visited were we will soon live. We, the young, the old, the insecure, the bold, the introverted, the extroverted, the future, will soon be the modern-day philosophers.