#New #lifelesson

If we take the time to look inside our own heads, what would we see? The map of the future? The manual of life? Or just a record that is stuck on repeat?? I don’t know about you guys, but personally I think the latter will be seen by me most times. Its easy to get stuck in repeat….We get up in the morning, we go on with our daily stuff. Get home, eat, sleep and repeat…

And there is the first problem…We tend to have the same thoughts everyday, which means we do the same stuff everyday. Which means again that we get stuck on the same tune…like a broken record. Things remain unchanged in our lives, and yet we ask ourselves the same question…Why? Why me Lord? Why do the cool stuff never happen to me? I can literally hear HIM answer back…Because you are a donkey! Do the same stuff everyday, and yet you still expect different results….Isn’t that the definition of insanity?

A new you requires a #New input into your life. a #New language that you need to speak. And I don’t mean go out and learn how to speak an African Language or something, although it won’t hurt if you are planning a trip into Africa, as things can get pretty rough this side of the world if you don’t understand anybody.

Always nice to be prepared…

What it boils down to, is that if you really want to change and become a better you, you need to:

Get #New input into you life

Work on #New thoughts

Do #New, in all aspects of your life…. (just don’t go divorce your partner and say I said so….lol)

The one that tells you its easy, is bullshitting you. Or trying to sell you something. Its not easy! Its hard! Its a lot of constant work on yourself and the way you do things…

Best of luck! If you manage to get things going in a different direction in your life, don’t be shy to let me know. Always nice to hear any success stories.

“If things don’t change, they stay the same…” ~ Me

#New #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

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Messy #Messy #lifelesson

If you want to see #Messy, you had to see my school days. Man, was that fun! Never could understand what everyone was bitching about? I mean, it only started at 9:00 and ended anything from 9:48 to 10:20. Depending on the weather of course. On warm days it was earlier…(We stayed close to the River and Fishing was off course one of our subjects…If you catch my drift)…so yeah, school wasn’t that bad…I remember this one incident at school though, where I was called out by my register teacher. Now that was my matrix year, or as its called these days, Grade 12, and during the December holidays at the end of Grade 11, the school got this bright idea to knock a few classroom walls out, so that we had a few “double” classrooms. These were used for your “register” classes as well as 2 of our language classes. (Register classes were when everyone in that grade gets together in one classroom. We were about 73 pupils in the same grade that year)

Okay, so back to the story at hand…Me and this teacher picked up a massive tiff the one day. But I mean she was going all out on me for something that I didn’t even do…(The dog pissed on my book, but I couldn’t tell her that, she wouldn’t believe me. So I lied, told her I didn’t do it…lol) And then she chases me out of class, tuning me to go to the principle’s office…I mean what ever?! Never went to the office, went home. It was just another 09:48 morning. I was a real dick when I was in school. Hardcore metal-head, with no respect for others.

I clearly remember the last words that uttered my mouth that day, just before I walked out the door,..”You are a Bitch! I hope you die!”

That was my last word that I said to her that day…and for ever. She died in a #Messy car crash just after 16:00 that afternoon. Leaving behind a husband and two beautiful babies.

It was only years later that it really started to effect me. As I got older I started to really understand the meaning of life. Don’t mess around with peoples lives, or even your own.

Try not to be an asshole. Sometimes its difficult, I know. But trust me if I tell you…it will come back to bite you in the arse. That I can pretty much promise you! Be kind to each other, you never know when it is the last time you talk to that person…

Love one another…

“I guess I managed to write something about #Messy after all…” ~ Me

#Messy #lifelesson #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#Approval #lifelesson

Recent encounters have lead me to realise that sometimes we loose track of a few things. Important things. And we get side-tracked by things that are actually holding us back on our journey… A good example of such destraction is #Approval. I know, doesn’t make sense…But hear me out for a minute…This is not about the toxicity of seeking approval, but more about why we are seeking approval, or rather from whom? Could it be a lack of support while we were growing up? Or do we just want to be seen? Be THE MAN?

I don’t have the answers for some of the stuff that gonna pop up while you dig away into your inner being. I think that is for each of us to figure out by ourselves. But I do know that sometimes some of the stuff that pops out, makes it suprisingly rewarding. Be true to yourself, find that ROOT….And you will never look back…

“Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don’t need anyone or anything to approve of your worth. When you understand this, you’ll be free.” ~ (Anonymous)

#Approval #lifelesson #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#lifesAbitch #lifelesson

Life is a bitch! It’s hard and full of all kinds of stresses. If you are not carefull, life will break you in pieces…But don’t be discouraged. Here is a few pointers a have picked up along my journey the last few months on how to survive and thrive.

Firstly, you need to learn how to absorb the stresses, stay composed and react in a calculated matter. Huh?? Okay, so here’s the thing. To be able to learn how to cope with the stresses of life, you first need to learn how “not to cope with stress”. In other words learn how to destress.

Almost like a sponge. A full sponge cannot absorb any more water. But an empty sponge can! You need to get the access water out your system. The stuff that fills you up with worries.

Look for moments where you can destress. Relax and get your head clean. Schedule time away from responsibilities, tech and stress. This needs to be done on a regular basis. Can’t empty the sponge only once a week. You will miss out on alot of fresh water down the road.

For those who want to achieve and build great things, stress is part of the game. It’s what makes us tick. But, be carefull of getting consumed by the stresses of the world around you. Play the game smartly, NOT foolishly!

Hope this helps!

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~ Sydney J. Harris

#LifesAbitch#lifelesson #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#Purpose #MicroPurpose

To find purpose is awesome! To find it again and again is even better! But what if we haven’t found it yet? Should I be worried? Well, not really. You see, don’t be obsessed to try and find your “true purpose”. Don’t get obsessed in trying to find the “magic”….because believe you me…you easily miss the magic without noticing. Let’s try something…
Lets focus on living with purpose in the micro moments of our lives first. It’s the small things that matters most. Create purpose and intention in the small things that we do.

Diet change, to loose or gain weight. Exercise to get stronger/healthier/faster.

Create purpose, and over time your “micro-purpose” might just prepare you for your “Macro-Purpose”

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

#purpose #MicroPurpose #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#Change

I read a story about two brothers that decided to open a sashimi restaurant. But soon they noticed that groups of people would come in, look at the menu and then walk out again. They soon realised that some people in the group didn’t like sashimi, and so the group then decided to go to a place that would cater for the entire group’s taste.
This really baffled the brothers and they were torn about whether they should change the menu, or stick with their vision of a sashimi-only restaurant. They decided to run an experiment and added yakitori chicken to their menu.

Suddenly business was booming. The groups would now come in and stay. This might not make sense for some, but here’s the thing. One small change can change everything. 

Least to say, it’s an opportunity to learn and to provide the foundation for more changes down the road. They still stuck to their vision of a sashimi restaurant, just not an sashimi-only restaurant.

Sometimes we should just take a minute and look closely at what a little change can do for us. Stick to our visions, stay focused, but desire perfection and #change so that we can move forward.

“Change before you have to.” ~ Jack Welch

#Change #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong

#KeepGoing #lifelesson

Okay so your last performance/exhibition/race/whatever… was not so great. Or needless to say it was sh@t! But hey, “You are only as good as your last performance. Right?” 
Heard that one before? Well, here’s the thing….Yes you have a bad loss against your record. But that is that. That’s all it will ever be. Just a loss! Not a end game. It is not a judgment on who you are. It is just a loss.

If SPACE X have a failed launch, do you think they gonna pack up and go home? Give it all up and call it the day? Hallo? I don’t think sooo!

Ernie Else doesn’t stop playing golf because he misses a big putt. No, he learns fom his mistakes and strive towards being better next time. A missed opportunity doesn’t mean there won’t be a next time. But you need to #KeepMoving Don’t pack up!

Remember…YOU ARE NOT YOUR LAST PERFORMANCE

And always stay a legend!!

“Never let failure get to your heart, and never let success get to your head.” ~ (I have no clue)

#KeepGoing #Lifelesson #roadofsteel #figuringItoutAsIgoAlong