Tag: mind

How to become better

Often times people quit doing things because they aren’t seeing the results they wanted. I see this all the time with people who commit to losing weight, working harder, or just trying to motivate themselves to do better. I would say 90% people quit, its because they et unrealistic goals and get upset when they haven’t achieved them. This mindset results in failure because people put unrealistic demands on themselves.

My advice is to judge success based on progress not goals. Think in the mindset of “I’m in the process of getting to where I want to be.” rather than “I’m not where I thought I’d be.” The difference doesn’t sound like much, but these two measurements can be the difference between success and failure. A true measure of success is working to become better and better. The most successful people didn’t stop when they got to where they wanted. They kept pushing to keep on the road to success.

In order to achieve, we must recognize that striving to improve and working harder each day is just as important as the results you wish to attain. In any/ all aspects of life, consistency is the key to success. Don’t stop after hitting your goal, make a new one that makes you even better than before.

I can use my last post about health as an example. I used to be overweight and unhealthy as a child. I recognized that i wasn’t healthy and fixed the problem. As a result, I feel better and have more energy. I achieved the goal I set out to accomplish. BUT, I didn’t stop there. I work actively everyday to make sure I continue to live health consciously. I try to learn more about nutrition to make my diet more beneficial for my body and my workouts more effective. Sure, I could have quit while I was ahead but then I would have stoped growing. I would have been better off than where I started but not actively growing.

In short, measure your success by the path you are on not the results that you have/ don’t have. Success isn’t a one time thing like many of us think. It is a process of growing and becoming better and better. Don’t give up because you don’t think you are getting results. Failing while trying to succeed is growing. Failing because you gave up is quitting.

The world is a shared enviroment.

I think it is pretty crazy the amount of people that exist in our world. By this, I don’t just mean the population by the numbers, but the fact that everyone is a human being much like myself. Everyone has a stream of consciousness that has been thinking and learning since birth.

Even though Lehigh is a relatively small school, I still see more new people everyday than I have in any other educational institute I have been in. It is crazy to think that all these people are just as detailed and intricate as I am. The amount of thoughts I have on a daily basis and the small, minute details about my life also exist for the billions of other people on the planet.

I can’t even trace back my story and the roller coaster of events that have lead me to wear I am today, the fact that everyone else has had their own roller coater leading up to today is just a crazy thought.

I think it is important for us to remember that other people have feelings and lives of their own. Often times we can get caught up in our own lives and forget that. It is okay that our brain operates based on ourselves but every once-in-a-while, we should remind our selves that other people are just as important. We, as a society, need to be considerate of this before we make decisions based on our own selfish motives.

Because I experience life in the first-person POV, it often feels like life is a movie about me. This isn’t true, we all exist in our heads yet the world doesn’t revolve around any single person. Remember this when you meet someone you initially wouldn’t get along with. Be aware that they have their own story that is just as long and possibly even crazier than your own. We all have experiences that shape  who we are. Don’t judge a person based on an impressions because they have been impacted by life just as you and I have.