Purpose

 

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When you wake up every morning, what drives you? What is your purpose?

If you want to live a life enriched with love and happiness it begins with you, so  find your purpose and find your WHY.

It’s important to take steps daily to move forward, it’s not always going to be an easy road but if you know your purpose, And what drives and inspires you then you WILL improve your life.

Your why will pull you up when you’ve been knocked down and it will keep you fighting when you’re tired. I heard something this morning from one of my favourite speakers saying “don’t look back you’re not going that way, and when you get knocked down.. get back up”

If we know our purpose it will be the reason you keep on fighting for your dreams.. when it hurts, keep going.. for if we push through those tough times they will only make us STRONGER. Stay focused and do NOT loose sight of that.

Be the very best. Sacrifice, get up early & fight back.. you are FAR from ordinary.

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Be Mindful

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As I was waiting for my bus to come a very sweet & kind elderly lady stood next to me and we began chatting.

She had missed her bus by 5 minutes so rather than wait another hour she decided to catch the one I was on.. I could tell she just wanted a friend to speak too so I stood and listened to her story.

I learned that 2 years ago, she had a severe stroke which had clearly effected her left side, she usually has someone with her to accompany her on her journeys But she didn’t have anyone today. I could tell she was a little shaken up by the sweat on her forehead and by the way she spoke.. so I asked her if she felt OK?

I learned that as she was trying to get to her tram in time so she could catch the earlier bus she was walking down the street & someone bumped into her quite abruptly..because of this, she needed to sit down and compose herself as she was extremely distraught by this person. This person was the the reason she missed her normal bus home which left her confused and uncomfortable. The sad part is that this person didn’t even apologise to her or take the time to make sure that she was OK before he ran off..

I stood and listened to this woman for about 20 minutes and then accompanied her onto the bus offering to help her carry her shopping then ensured she would be OK before I hugged her and we parted ways..

Moral of the story here is this; don’t be so consumed by your busy life that you don’t respect and care for those around you!!! It costs NOTHING to be kind & a simple two minutes taken out of your day to help someone can be the difference between them making it home safely versus them lost and confused about where to go..

We NEED to respect and be kind to all of those around us, ESPECIALLY our elders.. they need our love more than we realise.

❤ 🌎 💭

Hard Work Pays Off

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I Had a conversation with someone today in which we spoke about our goals and how to be successful..this person was adamant that hard work doesn’t ALWAYS  pay off in the end. They told me that some people work themselves to the bone for years and it just never seems to pay off..

Its simple you guys, I responded by telling them that the reason it didn’t pay off was because they had no purpose, they continued to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results & they never saw success because they were comfortable consistently being average.

There are people in this world that work for years within a company but they never progress and they stay at the same level.. I genuinely cannot comprehend why anyone would want to settle and accept average. It’s so important to continue to grow in whatever field that you’re in and be the best at what you do! I understand not everyone has the same mentality as I do but why go through the motions and be like everyone else in this world?

Know WHY you do what you do & exactly what you want to achieve.. Don’t get stuck in the same routine leading to no where.

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Consistency Is Key.

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Whether it is achieving your fitness goals, hitting your targets in work or being successful (whatever successful means to you) you need to be CONSISTENT.

Today was spent with my Uncle.. I admire and respect him more than he’ll ever know & I look up to him for the strength he has and for the incredible conversations we always share. Today we talked about goals, and achieving the things that we want in life and it really made me think about what’s important and what it really takes to be my best self.

Throughout my years of training & preparing for my first World Championship Gold Medal with Team Canada, the one thing I took away from that was consistency. I wanted to be my best self so I trained like it, everyday, rain or shine. Deep down in my mind I knew that if I took one day off, that one day could set me back a week, a month.. who knows maybe even an entire year and I was not willing to take that risk.

I have this same mentality today but now stronger than ever before. I know what I want to achieve in life and I will stop at nothing to make my vision and my goals a reality. I think its imperative to maintain a consistent growth mindset.. by always questioning what it is that I can do better?  What choices can I make that will get me closer to the end result? What can I read to increase my knowledge? What speaker can I listen to that will motivate me?  Where can I go to find inspiration to keep my creativity flowing?

At the end of the day I know that my vision & my purpose is what drives me and Its important to keep my head in the game.. I deeply believe that having the right MINDSET will take you wherever you want to go in life.  Yes, we’re human, we get tired, we lose focus sometimes but its important to RECOGNIZE that and do what we need to do to get back on track.

Believe in yourself & Be consistent.. Consistent with your mindset, with learning with your training.. Work hard NOW, don’t waste another minute.. one day it will all be worth it.

 

Karma & Coffee Shops

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Today while on my lunch at work I walked down the street to a local coffee shop to buy myself a coffee. When I got to the counter to pay the £1.10 for my drink on my card – as I didn’t have any change on me, the woman behind the till told me that I needed to spend £4.00 minimum in order to serve me using the card machine. I understood, so I took a step out of line to figure out what else I wanted to have with my drink.. As I was doing so a lady ahead of me turned and said here hunny, let me get that coffee for you! I was so shocked at her random act of kindness that I thought I heard her wrong. I told her it was ok and that I had the money but she insisted on buying my drink for me & wouldn’t take no for an answer.I chatted to the kind woman for a few moments and then I gave her my biggest bear hug and she went on her way. It’s funny to think that something as little as buying a coffee for a random stranger can cause such joy, and its so refreshing to know that there are still people in this world like her.

I deeply believe in Karma, good karma & bad karma. I believe that the choices we make and the way that we treat others on a daily basis directly comes back to us in one way or another. No one is perfect but I choose to live my life treating others with kindness and respect whether or not they reciprocate it back to me. The reason I choose to think & act this way is because I believe that deep down, if you always do your best to treat others as you would like to be treated good karma will eventually find its way back to you, like it did today for me in the coffee shop.

I think we have all been in a situation, perhaps in work, relationships, or just our daily live’s where someone we are dealing with has an attitude towards you that is angry or negative. Instead of mirroring the actions of others I think it is important to ignore the negativity & for this one simple fact: When someone hurts you or treats you in an ill manor, I believe that the reason they say or do these things, whether intentional or not is a direct reflection on the way that they feel about themselves. I’ve been in situations more times than I can count where regardless of how calm and collected I am, an individual is choosing to take their anger out on me. Its important to remember to let their negativity fall off of you like a raindrops do to an umbrella. No one can hurt you without your consent and having the power to ground yourself & remain calm in stressful situations will have such a positive effect on your life. ❤

 

 

 

The Fine Line Between Self-Confidence & Cockiness.

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I want to talk about loving yourself & why it’s important. I think that there is a fine line between being cocky and being confident and we need to understand the difference.

I believe that is important to love yourself fully and to feel okay with doing so. If you take time for yourself & learn to love YOU then you can also love others fully.

As stated by “psychcentral.com” Cocky people do have confidence, but it comes from a different place than true self-assurance. Arrogance Is one result of building self-esteem from outward sources such as financial privilege or constant praise. However, yank the external support system away and the persons sense of self worth goes with it.

It’s important to understand that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being confident & knowing your self worth. Being confident is “liking” more so “loving” the person you have become. I think that the difference between confidence & cockiness directly transpires from your mindset. Rather than thinking you’re better than everyone else, understand that you are beautiful..as is  each other person in this world.  If you don’t compare yourself to others and you focus on what makes YOU different & what makes YOU beautiful & unique then you too can start to love yourself.

Remember, being unique is what makes you beautiful. You are not a copy of anyone else & are special. Learn to love the things that make you different rather than trying to change them to conform to societies definition of “beautiful”