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All the way

04/26/2017

Everything that can happen, will happen. If there’s anything in life that you don’t know right now is because of who you’re and how you think. 

If you want change something, start from within. Start from yourself. Change yourself. Then everything around you will change. 

If you decide to do something, do it. Go all the way. It may be hard, it may be painful, go all the way. You may have loses on your path. Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep grinding. Keep believing. Keep working toward your dreams. 

If you’re willing to pay the price, you’ll get to that point where you live the life you’ve imagined to yourself. 

Your life. Truest life. Life full of potential. Full of happiness and joy. 

Don’t you want to live that life? Don’t you willing to work for it? Give your time, energy, efforts, everything what you have got for it?

If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way. 

All the way. 

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Unique

04/23/2017

Uniqueness is not a choice. It’s what you and me already have. It’s in each and everyone. You’re unique. There weren’t and won’t be the same you. You’re the one, only one. 
Being You, a real You is a choice. Wearing the mask is a choice. Why would you compromise those things? Don’t compromise. You have a choice. You have the time. You’re alive. 
Change the way you think about things. The things you think about will change. Be different. Be unique. Stop pleasing anyone. You are You. No one can do it for you but you. Do it the way you want to do. The way you’ll be proud of looking back later. 

You’re a creator. You’re a captain. Before you start to produce, start your journey, clear your mind. Let go unnecessary thoughts, give up what you don’t love (things you do, people you surrounded by, place you live and so on). 

Focus on what’s important for you. You’ll get much higher returns later. It’s not selfishness. You choose yourself before you choose anyone. You choose to beinf the Sun before you can share the light. You choose to invest in yourself before you can give away what you know. 

You choose the life full of experience, joy and fulfillment. Yes. You do. You’ve made a conscious decision towards your perfect life. The one you’ll proud to live and share. The one full of kindness, happiness and compassion. The one where you live as if you’d die today and study as if you’ll live forever. The life of your dreams. 

It only takes one decision. One decision. Conscious decision. Decision to live. Live fully. Live purposefully. Live, not exist. 

Decide. You have a choice. Everyday. You have a power. Create. Explore. Go on unbeaten path. 

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One life

04/16/2017

You have one life to live. One chance. One opportunity. One shot. 
There may not be another chance like that. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. It won’t be until you create it. It is up to you to choose, to conquer yourself. 

Your life isn’t what happens to you, it’s what you make about it. How you respond to it. Your legacy. 

Time passes second by second. One moment at a time. You won’t ever get back that precious moment again. We’re getting older day by day. Every day you’re a day older than you were yesterday. 

We don’t realize the importance of living fully each day. It seems like we think that we have option to live fully only once in a while. Think about vacations, weekends, holidays, etc. 

We want to live freely and fully regardless of any circumstances. Appreciate every moment. Be in the present. Live life today. Don’t try to time-travel. We have only this moment. Just now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. Now. 
Good news : 

You have a choice. You’re responsible for your life. You’re the captain of your ship. You choose your life’s direction. 

Choice carefully. Choice wisely. Make the right choice. You deserve the best life. Go after it. Don’t turn back, no matter how hard it will be. You can do it. You will. Just don’t ever give up. 

What are you waiting for?

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Do What’s Hard

04/12/2017

If you do what’s easy, your life will be hard. If you do what’s hard, your life has more chances  to be easy.

It’s hard. It’s painful. It takes time. It takes practice. It takes belief. It takes sacrifices. Sacrifice today for tomorrow’s betterments. You can’t always see the result from the day 1. What you can do is enjoy the process. You grow in the process. You grow because of pain. Circumstance is your best friend. Darkness is your favorite clothe. Isolation is your favorite place on Earth.

Let your pain fuel you. Let it grow with you. Let it be a part of you. Your pain will make you better. Stronger. Wiser. Tougher. Practice being uncomfortable. Even more, become comfortable being uncomfortable. It must be your loved one. Yes, pain must be your best friend. It must be part of you.

Learn to balance things. Balance your life. Keep minuses and pluses tight to each other. Let them fuel each other. Let them give you energy. Life can’t be always a straight white line. It wouldn’t have any sense, if everything would be perfect. What’s the point than? Lay down on a beach every day? Relax and enjoy the moment?

Listen. You can’t enjoy fully what you don’t earned by your personal efforts. Somebody can give you whatever you want. Do you truly want to achieve it that easy? Do you believe you would be able appreciate it as if you earned it? Unless you work for it, put your time, efforts, blood and tears into it, you can’t know what it took to get to that point. Why would you do this to yourself? You want to show up? You want to seem better person when you aren’t? Why? For whom?

You don’t have to prove anything to anyone, except yourself. You’re only the one who you need to conquer. Once you win yourself, you’re free. You’re ready to be the champion. Be real you. Be who you are. Who you was born to be. You’re powerful. You have greatness in you. You’re marvelous. You’re adventurer. You’re creator. You’re discoverer. You are you. Unique you. The one that never will be there again. You are the one. Nobody can take your place. There’s a room for everyone. There’s a unique spot for every living creature.

Stand up. Keep your head up. Keep yourself up. It’s your show time. Time to endure. To prove to yourself that you are the one to make it happen. The one that you’ve dreamed to be.

I believe in you. I love you. I can’t wait seeing you on the top. On the top of the mountain. The mountain called ‘You’.

See you on the top, my friend.

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Simplify

04/12/2017

We tend to make life complicated when it’s not. Life is simple. Life reward those who live in a simple way. You become calmer, stronger, better. You start to being more by living with less. You start to value quality over quantity. There’s nothing wrong with a quantity if it’s made with quality and it’s essential. I love the world ‘essential’. It’s your fundament. It’s what you and i always need.

More life, less death.

More growth, less destruction.

More freedom, less anxiety.

More focus, less multitasking.

More done, less procrastination.

Only the essentials. Everywhere. Every time.

We, humans, don’t need too much. If you read this, you probably have what you truly need. If you not, be sure to identify what it is that you truly(!) need. What’s essential to your existence? What’s essential to your living? The ultimate goal is not to exist. It’s to live. Few of us actually do live. To truly live, you need to be in present. To be in the present, you need to focus on NOW. To focus, you need eliminate unnecessary. Eliminate everything what’s hold you down. People, stuff, thoughts, all the distractions.

Let’s keep it simple(at least try to).

  • Focus on essentials

Declutter everything unnecessary from physical to mental stuff. Believe me, you can live great with less. Cut off everything that trying to keep you down, keep you in your comfort zone.

  • Always ask yourself: “Is there’s more efficient/productive/simpler/better way to do what I’m doing?”

Learn from people who done it before. Chances are, the problem that you’re facing right now was solved years, centuries before. Learn from the past. Don’t wait till you make mistakes to learn from them. Wise man learns from the experiences of others.

  • Keep a routine

It may be hard in the beginning. Let it be. Push through hardships, darkness and difficulties. Let the pain of change fuel you. Let it be your best friend. Once you establish your habits, they will become your second nature. Choose what’s hard, what’s really worth your time and stick to it. Habit will make it easier and pleasant.

  • Simplify

If you pay closer attention to your life, you’ll notice that most of the things you do is the habit. The fact is 90% of our actions is the habit. We usually eat the same food daily, go to the same places, spend out time with the same people, buy identical things, do routine work. I don’t mean there’s something wrong with routines. What I do mean is that you need to pay attention to everything what happens to you. Filter everything in your life. Simplify. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change yourself. Once you change yourself, the things around you’ll change.

  • Live consciously

More knowledge does not equal more power. True power is understanding fundamental principles of what it is that you need to do and than build upon it. Step by step you get ahead. It’s the game of patience & discipline. By living consciously, noticing the life around you and being responsible for the things happening to you, you become a captain of your ship. You decide your destination.

  • Meditation & Solitude

Breathe. Breathe more. Even more. Seriously. Your brain & body needs oxygen. You need some time to be with a genius. To be with yourself. There greatness in you. Focus on your inner self, true self. Don’t let outside noise to dictate you rules of your game. You’re creator.

Communications is overrated. One hour of solitude gives you more than a week of conversations. Spend each day being in company with yourself. You’re your best friend. You can double outcome by spending time alone in the nature. Nature heals.

  • Exercise

Make every part of your body sweat. Move. Change. Be unpredictable. Go extra mile. Do one more rep. Learn a little more. Progress by 1% in every aspect of your life. Exercise yourself and your life.

  • Bye, TV.

Remember we mentioned distractions? This thing stays on top. TV, a.k.a. Zombie box. Don’t get me wrong, TV is not that bad if you use it wisely. Unfortunately, 95% (if not more) of programs there are trash. What you focus on, expands in your life. Do you really want to be surrounded by trash? I don’t think so. You have a choice. Choice what to see, what to read, what to listen to. Choose wisely, your time is limited.

  • Internet

Internet is amazing, if you use it correctly. You can learn so much, you can share so much. It’s a win-win for everyone who use it right. Wait, wait a minute. There’s has to be a balance, right? Like, “+” and “-“. When you enter the online world, you don’t only get access to ‘growth’ but ‘death’ too. Your growth is what makes you better, what challenges you to conquer yourself, Your death is what distracts you from becoming the best you. I find that the best option for me is to limit my daly online time. When you have specific time frame to spend online, you become more specific and selective. It could work for you too, try it.

  • What you put into is what you get

Question everything. The fact that you lived X way doesn’t mean that this is the right way of living. Is there’s a right way? I believe, there’s. Start from your health. It’s your biggest wealth. Not money, but health. Health and Happiness. It’s interesting how improvement in one area of your life leads to progress in others. Everything is connected.

  • Accept what you can’t change

If there’s a rainy day outside, just dress accordingly. We can’t change everything in our lives, we can do our best and believe that seed will grow. The more you plant seeds, the higher your chances.

  • What you own end up owning you.

There’s a price for everything. Even if you think you could get it free, you can’t. You always pay the price even if you confident that you don’t. ‘If you don’t pay for the product, you’re the product that being sold’. It’s true. It always was and it always will be. Here’s the point : everything in your life will take your energy, you need to focus on those things that give you more than they take.

Life is like a big store. There’s so much of everything. You can take what you want. Just remember, there’s always a checkout & you’ll pay for everything.

  • Do what you love

The thing you love doing is the ultimate life’s gift for you. It’s what keeps you alive. Gives you the energy, the power to endure and conquer. It’s the reason of you going the extra mile. Doing what you love makes you a real You.

  • Prioritize

Don’t you want going to bed realize that you pleased everyone’s wishes, except yours? Yes? No? Your answer isn’t enough. You have to (1)prioritize, (2)act on (1). Learn to say ’No’. Say it politely. Nobody can force you to do something unless you give up your power. Even if there’s a gun in front of you, you still have the choice. Your ability to make choices it’s one of the things that no one can take it from you unless you give it to them. Know your priorities.

  • Conquer yourself.

There’s no such a thing like a competition around you. You always compete with yourself. You are your friend and your enemy. Hell and Paradise are within you. Within your state of mind. Mind leads, body follows. Conquer yourself and than you may ‘conquer’ the world.

  • Take actions.

Knowledge is power? Only when you make the best of it. Only when you take actions. It’s your time. Act!

BONUS:

  • Learn foreign languages

It will make you smarter and your life will become much interesting and simpler. English isn’t my native language. I wouldn’t be able to use Quora and write this answer if I didn’t take time to study English. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s OK as long as we keep learning. Don’t hide your knowledge, use it, share it. People & Practice will help you improve. Plus, by sharing, you’ll be happier.

  • Automate repeating processes.
  • Sharpen the Saw

Renew yourself. Continue to practicing and getting better. There’s no finish line.

  • Read.

I know you do. Read more.

  • Say ‘Thank you’ more.

Always be grateful.

  • Volunteer.

Do at least 1 good thing to the people/environment/Earth daily. Expect nothing in return.

  • Travel more.

You don’t need to have millions to travel. There’re always alternatives. You don’t even have to go abroad to travel. Adventure is always around you. Start from where you are. Explore, discover, go on unbeaten path.

  • Get up early.

Go to bed earlier, get up before sunrise.

  • Walk in the nature.
  • Digitize.

Scan photos, keep your writings/documents/etc. on your device.

  • Experiment/Challenge.

Some ideas :

*spend less than x$ a day challenge for a week;

*xThings challenge (declutter your unnecessary(!) possessions to X quantity);

*try new hobby (do what you’ve never done before if it doesn’t hurts you and environment).

  • Try Intermittent fasting

It’s perfectly OK to be hungry. You won’t die if you give up breakfast/dinner, etc. Your body needs rest. Your stomach needs rest. When you eat less, you become smarter of your eating preferences. The same principle applies to almost everything. By choosing less, you start to appreciate quality over quantity. As a result, you focus on eating healthier. You win.

  • Study Philosophy (especially Stoicism), Minimalism, Simple Lifestyle.

As a starting point, I’d suggest reading “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius.

  • Become Vegan

Perfectly, become raw vegan. Yes, raw vegan. Research it, read about it, watch some documentaries. See the truth. Don’t be a victim of your habits and environment. Educate yourself. Don’t believe me, try it yourself. Learn about it. Study those topics. Take care of your health.

We, humans, do influence planet Earth by our day-to-day actions. Don’t cheat. You’re responsible. You vote with your decisions. Animals, like you and me, are living creatures. You can’t make excuses, it’s 21 century. You have everything you need. You can’t make excuses. Personally, I don’t think that I could be happy by fueling my body with someone’s pain. Animals are my friends. I don’t eat my friends. Sure, there’s always will be some sort of environmental violence. Like, unfortunately, we all do kill small creatures when we walk, etc. We all totally understand it.

‘Accept what you can’t change. Change what you can’.

There’s always room for improvement. We are able to move in the right direction once we define it. A way of love, compassion and happiness. You’re not alone on this journey. Find people who will help you, people who will bring the best out & in you, people who you love & love you.

  • Unplug

What would you do if technology wouldn’t be an option? What about ‘offline’ life? Nature? New hobbies? Adventure?

Value experiences over things. Go offline a hour a day, than a 3 hours. Progress to whatever point that you think is alright. Like, a day per week or half a week offline. Or even go offline & live of the grid for some time. You decide.

  • Enjoy the process

Celebrate your small wins. Our life is the sum of all small things we do day in and day out. Life becomes much pleasant once we appreciate everything what we receive. Even if it’s something bad, be grateful. If you use your circumstances right, pain will fuel you, make you tougher.

Have the courage to choose a different path. The one that you feel is right. You may be wrong, you may be right. Who knows? We’ll see in the future.

Even if you fail on your path, get up and keep going. The journey worth it.

I wish you a simple, happy life.

What a beautiful life!

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Attitude

04/9/2017

Your attitude defines your life.

If you want a better one, change your attitude.

Change comes within.

I suppose you find your ‘Why’, your reason why you want to change. If don’t, find it. No matter how hard it is. Never, never, never give up.

It can be something big or small. It doesn’t matter. What is matters is that you know it, feel it, wake up and go to bad with it and, essentially, take actions to make it happen. Everyday. Every moment. Every now and than.

Start from something small.

You’ve planned your day. Week. Month. Years. Let’a say you want to be ‘successful’ in financial terms. You choose to have X amount in cash. Imagine yourself having what you want a week/month/year/10 years from now/your lifetime.

Now, the game begins.

Have you heard about reverse engineering?

You imagine a product (yourself) in the end stage (before so-called ‘release’) than you get back to present and start to build it (product / yourself ). Be specific about what you needs and wants are. ‘I want to be able to do X n times/ to have B by L date/ etc. “

Clarity is power.

Keep your wishes as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Now, divide your ‘goal’ by two in terms of time and your goal (50 one arm push-ups / 2 = 25 by 10years / 2 = 5). Do this over and over again until you get to this moment.

Ask yourself :

  • What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
  • What’s the ONE Thing I can do such by doing it I’ll move one step closer to my goal?
  • What do I need to know to accomplish this goal?
  • What will it take? What am I going to sacrifice to achieve it?

To have something you need to give something. Everything has its price. Whether it’s time, money, efforts, etc.

  • What skills do I need to develop?
  • What experts can I talk to that will give me some insight?
  • Who can I talk to who has done it before?
  • Who can I learn from?

Bonus : How can I grow today?

Find your ONE thing that will give you the biggest outcome & move you to your goals quicker & more efficiently.

Humans love wishful thinking. You aren’t here for just wishing for something. Now, as you have a clear vision, a clear goal of what it is that you want, it’s time to act.

Act. Change. Improve.

Reverse engineering can apply to anything.

Ex. You want to prepare some meal, you find a recipe, an end result. You use it. Sometimes you don’t get the exact one. It’s ok. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

The more you practice consciously(!) and consistently(!), the better you’ll be at it.

Don’t forget to learn on the way, after every successes and failures. It’s super important.

One final word: try to make your first step as simple as possible. If you want to do 10 push ups, make just one or even lay down on the floor. Get to push up position. So one push up.

Chances are you’ll end up doing more.

Happy improvements!

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