I have always struggled with reactions. This has been a personal growth focus of mine for a long time. You are probably saying right now, “What the fuck does he mean that he struggles with reactions?” Well what I mean is I struggle with my own reactions. In the past I have let things that happen to me derail whether or not I have a good day, how I do with my nutrition, how I do with my training, and so on and so on. It has taken me a long time to realize that I can only control my reactions and my actions. I can’t control what the world has in store for me today, tomorrow or a year from now.
If I walk out of my house right now and I have four flat tires. I have the power to dictate how I react to this turn of events. For most people, including myself, walking out to your car to find that it has 4 flat tires would be the perfect ingredient for the making of a pretty shitty day. But it doesn’t have to be. I can make the conscience decision in this moment to do what I need to do to rectify the situation and move on from it. Or I can let it linger and allow it to put me in a pissy mood all day long. I can dictate whether or not I throw a shit fit because I have 4 flat tires or I can just accept the situation that is in front of me and focus on making it better. It is in each of our controls to determine whether or not we have a good day each and every day. Regardless of what happens to us. It is up to each and everyone of us to see the beauty and uniqueness of every single day, regardless of what hand we are dealt that day.
The same goes for our actions. I control what I do today. Do I embrace the day, spend time with my kids, work hard, exercise, eat right, show empathy, help others? I make that decision for myself everyday. We all do. We all have a million excuses on why we can’t do these things. We all have many of opportunities to take the easy way out. But I think if we focus on being mentally stronger and controlling our actions, I mean thoughtfully and deliberately making choices, we are the better for it.
Don’t let the world determine if you have a good day today, don’t let your excuses dictate whether or not you do the right thing today. Make thoughtful and deliberate choices that make your day better and do the same for those around you.
Till next time, Stay Healthy, find your Happy and Seek to inspire.