Life is a Garden, Nurture it, Help it Grow
If you no longer want to be average, you will not be average.
When people justify and allow little things into their lives which intuition warns against, a foreign agent or idea enter s and spreads like weeds.
The system changes and areas begin arranging themselves to fit with the new idea.
Any small problem or indulgence cannot be viewed in isolation. It reflects something much bigger and much deeper.
Sometimes it takes an intense wake-up call to become aware of the signals.
But once your eyes are open, and you are in a place to hear your inner voice, it all becomes painfully obvious, that you have known all along you were living against yourself, but you continued to justify.
The reality is that you actually began to settle into the mediocrity, and convince yourself that you are okay with it. Even when it shows itself throughout your entire life.
Your relationships are worse than they used to be, you justify and adapt.
Your health is worse than it used to be, you justify and adapt.
You’re more distracted than ever, you justify and adapt.
Your thinking has become dull and polluted with the trivial and negative, you justify and adapt/
Life is a Garden. So, you cannot cosmetically hide your problems. You must take them by the root and completely rip-them-out.
It’s the only way.
The virus must be removed.
If it is not removed, it will continue to infect your whole life and the core of who you are as a person will slowly and painfully die.
Nothing in our life is hidden. You may think it is, but it’s not, but very area of our life is on display. .
Words are weak, how we live or lives speaks for itself.
The 1st step of this evolution is to stop desiring the things that are stopping you from evolving.
Ascending to greater heights at anything involves making permanent, not temporary, improvements.
If you want to improve your finances, you have to change your desires about money. You cannot continue to enjoy spending money on the junk you spend it on. You cannot continue to be content always being stressed about money.
Your life and your environment are a reflection of your desires.
When your desires change, you will adapt your environment to match your new desires. You will no longer justify what you once were okay with.
Until you really want to change, you will not change, even if you believe you should.
Yet, once your desire shifts, changing your behavior is instant and effortless. If you no longer desire bad food, it’s not hard to “resist” it.
If you no longer desire mediocrity, you will not be mediocre.
Herein lies a subtle and disarming truth : everything you have in your life is what you want. If you wanted something different, you would have something different.
Once you own it, you can begin the process of change.
A Return to Consciousness
Authenticity and integrity are rare traits these days.
Most people conform to whatever environment they are in, even if that environment directly contradicts their value-system. Few people have the guts to speak-up or to simply leave.
Few people have the courage to own their value-system these days.
Most people are too concerned about what other people think to be their true selves.
The Big Q: When was the last time you had completely uninhibited self-expression?
If it is normal, it’s average. If it’s average, it’s probably closer to mediocre than you really want to be.
Average is getting a C in class.
Average is being overweight.
Average is being negative often and positive rarely.
Average is living far beneath your value-system and your dreams.
Here’s my challenge to you, start living congruently, point your life more directly toward your True North.
Remove anything and everything from your life that contradicts your highest values.
Make a private decision followed by a public commitment of what you intend to do. Surround yourself with the right people who will keep you accountable.
Organize your life.
Organize your relationships.
Take 1 step in the right direction, do it again, and again, and again.
Productivity and success are not complicated. Success is taking 20 steps in 1 direction rather than 1 step in 20 directions.
You will realize enormous results overtime, it is the compound effect.
You can do it.
By Benjamin J. Hardy
Paul Ebeling, Editor