During this past week I have fallen totally head over heels for the guys of Yes Theory, not only are they cute, funny and genuine but their message is one that everyone, including me, should live by more frequently.
Put yourself in situations that make you feel uncomfortable. How many times has anyone been able to change their lives by staying inside their comfort zone? Think about it: When was the last time you did something that really deeply affected you? Was that inside of your comfort zone or did it make you even a tiny bit uncomfortable?
I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that it most likely was not fully inside of your comfort zone. The fact is that we all fear failure and not being able to succeed when it comes to what we truly want to pursue. What we tend to forget is that if we do make it we might actually be able to change our lives and reach higher than we ever thought that we could.
Routine is something that is very easy to fall into. You eat, sleep, drink, work and repeat. There is rarely anything that breaks that cycle. You get stuck and then you feel like there is no way of getting through the cycle that you have fallen so deep into. I bet that there have been stretches of time when you have walked around and felt like a zombie, doing just enough to keep your chin up and stay alive.
That is why Yes Theory has gotten under my skin because they are absolute, 100% right about their philosophy of doing something that makes you uncomfortable every day. It is going to be hard at first but I have decided to implement it in my life and just live life, because what is there to lose?
Who’s with me?
If there is one thing you should know about me is that I have an overwhelming amount of love for Teslas. Now, I know what you may be thinking; “Well, there went my interest. Everybody is into Teslas” and I will not deny that I found my love for Teslas through pop-culture, through rich people bragging about their fancy cars. But it has become more than that.
The more I fell in love with the car, the more I learned about it and the founder of the brand, the more respect built up in me. Wow – if I could condense my feelings into one word it would be Wow.
Elon Musk is a name that more and more people are starting to learn about whether it is through his SpaceX, Tesla or just simply hearing it at random, the name is out there. There is so much that you can learn from Musk and how he goes about his vision of the future.
Although masses have doubted the way Musk has seen the future. He has been on the verge of losing everything he invested in his companies but also what he personally holds. Some might see him as somewhat of a crazy person, trying to change the way people think about the world and start the shift to a more sustainable world. It seems like a big task for one man but he has done exactly what he has decided to do. It is the quality which I find the most admirable in Musk.
He does not stop at doubt or at what others might see as impossibilities. He sees his goal, analysis it to find the steps needed to get there and goes out and does the work that is needed to make the vision he has a reality.
The truth is that you do not have to be a super-genius to do what you want to do. All you have to do is get out and do the work. Stop making excuses and spending hours stalling by scrolling on various feeds and get out and take steps towards your goal. With hard work and dedication, everything is possible.
Something that keeps driving us forward is the way we seem to care about a thing. We never want to overstep because it could mean something bad if it happens too fast or in the opposite way you had hoped everything will play out.
There is this little voice in our heads saying that whatever we do will have a significant say in what will happen in our lives, good or bad. Of course, it could be the case but how many times does it actually happen? Even though we always seem to be able to tell ourselves that we only have one chance there is only a select moment that cannot be re-done better and in the correct way. Just because you mess up it does not mean that your life just falls into pieces, rather, you learn and know what you are doing wrong.
At times it takes more than making that same mistake once to understand what you are doing wrong and that you should not be doing it. Sometimes it takes more time to learn than other times.
I am not writing this because I am fearless but because I might be one of the people who is most affected by caring too much.
Just because you believe that you are someone who does not care does not make you one. I learned that the hard way. No matter how little or how big the deed is I find myself paralyzed at times, unable to make a move even though I know that it is when I take that loop that the best things happen in my life. I am well aware that the best things happen outside of your comfort zone yet I find myself in a minor heart attack every time I take a leap because I care way too much.
The reason I write this for you is that not only do I want to better myself, careless and live more I want you to learn from my experiences because they are the only things I am an expert on. This is just me telling you that the world will not end because you sign up for something that may potentially fail. Whatever you may do might better you and your life, no matter what it is. And if it does not better your life you can always get up, brush the dirt off of yourself and start again because you are stronger than you think.
(This is not a sales pitch though it might sound like one.)
The law of attraction, a subject that has broadly been spoken about throughout the years, especially since The Secret came out. Some people might feel as though it might be stupid and others might believe in it all heartily as I do. But what is it?
The law of attraction is the concept of you being able to shape your life by the positivity of your thoughts, something that may seem like something hard to grasp. It might seem like a concept that is out of this world and one only for the optimists of this world. How many times have you thought about something and it just pops in front of you out of thin air? It has all happened at one time or another. This is the Law of Attraction at work, doing its thing and bringing whatever you summoned into your life to you.
Many of you might have already stopped reading because it sounds like hippie talk, something that I once thought too until I thought a bit harder. Whenever I thought about something really hard, I thought about it truly happening it did and it seems to be the only (somewhat) logical answer. This is exactly why the happy people around us always seem to have the most positive outlook on life because they have attracted it all into their lives.
I know it sounds weird but you truly have to look deep within yourself and search for answers to have a better life. You have to learn to put time aside to just be with yourself and do whatever makes you feel better. When you start setting that regular time aside for yourself you will notice how you grow more and more thankful for everything around you, making you happy for what you have. Thus your life will be more positive because you are letting your positivity sine through.
As said so many times before, you have the power to make your dream life, no matter what. You just have to set time aside to shape your life. Be conscious and make every single second of your life count.
Eating disorder, body dysmorphia, a teen body has a lot of names. We see behavior that is not healthy coming from young people when it comes to food and their bodies. The times you see someone starving themselves, calling themselves fat or training their life away is alarming. Quite honestly, it is behavior that is noticed daily. There is this obsession with having to eat and exercise a certain way to achieve the bodies that we constantly see in media and everywhere we look.
Do not take me wrong, in no way do I mean that you should not strive for a healthier life with good, nutritious food and exercise for more energy and vitality. This will, of course, lead to a good looking body in the long term, one that might look like the people we see on Instagram.
What I am saying is that it should not be something you obsess over. I used to be there. I would hate myself for missing a workout or if I ate something that was a bit more on the sugary side. Whenever that happened I saw it as a failure and that lead that period of my life to be one where I felt so incredibly bad. It was not healthy.
Balance is key. Eat that square of chocolate a day if the bulk of your diet is healthy. Skip that workout if you really are tired, you’ll be back at it tomorrow. It is only when you find a balance that you feel good and it all comes naturally.
No, I am not there 100% there myself but I am working on it every day. It just upsets me to see boys and girls around me, looking at themselves and hating every inch of what they see, punishing themselves for every mistake they make. No one is perfect and you can change how you look like to feel your best but appreciate where you are without starving yourself and without looking down at yourself.
You are beautiful and you are worth it.