Vivid

I have always been a very goal-oriented person, and I strongly believe that always having goals in mind is the easiest way towards success. A goal is a goal, no matter the size. Each day I always establish at least one specific aim in mind. This goal of mine can be as simple as e-mailing a certain person, or as big as finishing a project I have been working on for quite some time. Regardless, having a clear incentive is an effective method for constantly achieving. Try to live life more vividly. None of us really know what we are doing. We all are living in a bit of a haze, unsure of what our future holds for us. While we cannot change the unpredictable, we can take control of our own lives in certain ways.

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
— Denis Waitley

So, make goals, work hard for them, be proud of what you accomplish, and let that drive you further. I’ve always compared life to driving on a foggy night. If you choose to keep your headlights on and your eyes on the road, the path in front of you is clear. The distance is still unknown, because of the conditions, but as long as you keep driving forward, the ground in front of you will always be visible. Keep driving, and don’t look back.

 

Live vividly.

Keep your focus.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

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Light

A lot of us fill our world with darkness. Or rather, we refuse to let light in. We’ve all fell victim before to this type of mindset. Something goes wrong in our life, and rather than picking ourselves up, we choose to fill ourselves with self-pity and lose our motivation. Of course its never easy to bounce back from a defeat or setback of any kind. That’s just how our minds are. However, this is why we need to actively be choosing to always recover from any misfortune.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
— Henry Ford

This is why we need to let “light” into our lives, and dissolve the darkness. “Light” can really be anything… it fluctuates on each individual. For some, “light” may be family and friends, for others it could be working out or sports, and for others it could be something totally different from the latter. Regardless, we all need to find what lights up our lives, and never fail to let it in, regardless of how down we feel on a certain day. Always have someone in your life that can hold you accountable, and is caring and loving enough to help you out of your darkness, and always be a light for someone else. Stay in the light, and eliminate the darkness that blinds you and impairs you.

 

Let in the light.

Dissolve the darkness.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

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