Image by: Abhijit Shinde
By Alvin Martin
Early this morning, I officially started my journey to having six-pack abs. I realized that it’s about time for me to up my game and challenge myself to stop unwrapping Reese’s peanut butter cups almost every waking hour of my life.
While I was catching my breath trying to do some kickboxing moves, I thought of the terrible things and people I’ve dealt with in my life – the setbacks I’ve survived and the obstacles I overcame that made me the person that I am now.
Though my life has been full of difficulties, I know in my heart that it’s something that I can be proud of because I didn’t let my problems beat the crap out of me and pull me down. I didn’t allow my pain to stop me from finding my happiness. Instead, I used it to create something meaningful out of my life.
So guys, the next time life punches you in the face, here are some moves that you can do to get back up and live a kick ass life.
Fill Your Mind with Positivity
Most of the time, your negative thoughts and feelings are pretty pointless because of two reasons. First, worrying won’t help you improve your situation and second, focusing on your bad experiences will just hurt you even more.
To live an incredible and awesome life, you must learn how to manage your emotions and overcome your negative thoughts. You must train yourself to see opportunities in every difficulty and to find the good in everything around you.
In your relationships, for instance, when a friend or a partner betrays your trust, you can either let that bad experience negatively affect your future relationships and your trust in yourself and your happiness; or you can choose to turn it into something that will make you a stronger, wiser and a much better person.
Learning to trust others again or choosing to be positive requires a lot of work, but this attitude will definitely help you make the best out of whatever situation you’re in and make even your heaviest burden easier to bear.
Combine Passion & Hard Work
Release yourself from entitlement because the world doesn’t owe you anything. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or you have an above average IQ because success is only possible for people who work hard and succeed on purpose.
Don’t expect that things of significance and high value will come easy. In order for you to create something great out of your life, you must first determine your passion and have the willingness to do whatever it takes.
And to give you a good example of a combination of passion and hard work, check this out – “How 3 Social Superstars Build Huge Followings Fast.”
Have Faith in Yourself
How can you possibly take the first step to go where you want to be if you don’t even believe that you’re capable of getting there?
When you think negatively of yourself, you put barriers in your mind that you don’t deserve the best. You’re also blocking your own growth by putting limits on your abilities and restricting your freedom to do more of what you really want in life.
To create something great out of your life and to make a difference in a world of doubters, choose to believe in yourself. People may laugh or react negatively at your dreams, and they may discourage you and even do things to make you believe that you’re not worth it, but don’t listen to them. Instead, focus your mind on doing things that will contribute to your progress and help you feel better about yourself.
And to help you learn to approve yourself, Dr. Jennifer Freed suggests doing these 5 steps that will ultimately lead to genuine, stable self-confidence.
Making an effort to get healthier everyday helped me a lot in addressing my insecurities. I think that when we level up our self-care game and do great things for our bodies, we instantly feel better about ourselves knowing that we are doing everything in our capacity to forge ourselves to be the best that we can be.
Make Your Own Adventures
You have the power to choose the way in which you live your life. So, get out there, create your own adventures. Take charge of your own happiness, feel free to pursue your own interests and invest in your personal development.
In my opinion, when you learn to be happy on your own, the quality of your relationships and life’s satisfaction will improve. You will also have the opportunity to develop into your fullest potential and your grow self-trust and self-esteem.