How To Make a Difference and Change the World, Living In the Moment, Following Your Passion. We Create The World We Live In, But We Must Be Confident, Inspired, and Spread the Message.
How To Make A Difference and Change the World By Improving Yourself
Live Now Challenge
It's our turn. Now. Right now. Get up, get out there, change the world, and make a difference. Our generation is going to determine the future of not only the country we live but also the world everyone lives. Personally, I do not believe this is something to take lightly by any means. Not only are we going to live in the future we create, so are our children, and our children's children. That is a truth we should all keep close at heart and mind. Its a collaborative effort and we all need to do our part and if thats not enough motivation to make a change for the better Now, then consider the fact the we also live in a generation unlike any seen before. Everything we do now, everything we say, and everything we write will be not only at our children's disposal but all future generations to come as well. They will be able to watch your every move just like a movie. Our lives are going to be an open book for them to learn from and judge life-decisions by.
Now, is also the best time too for us all to realize and understand that as humans we are not remembered for what we take from this world but rather what we give back to it. Our personal stories, success' and failure's, our legacy if you will can either be the cause of positive or negative inspiration's and aspiration's of our lineage. That fortunately can be greatly affected by the actions and decisions you make now. A lot of people still wonder, "how can I make a difference and change the world?" This I believe is an easy answer, especially in 2012. No matter the subject or niche there will always be people follow you and your message. My recipe is as follows;
"To make a difference: Start with yourself. Grow. Expand to world."
Human kind as a whole responds to passion. Anything can become popular or a fad as our history has proved. The deciding factor then must be the presentation. Have you ever seen a speaker who was so passionate about what they were talking about that you actually got excited about a topic usually uninteresting to you? What was it about the topic that suddenly had made you so enthralled by it. The topic is the same, still contains all the same information from when you despised it. Then what was different this time? The presentation of it changed. It's wasn't being presented in the boring, uninteresting way it had been before. The speaker was passionate about the topic which had spread to you and excited your enthusiasm for the subject that you didn't know existed before.
People naturally respond to passion, and passion comes from doing what we love or doing something for what we love. In fact, passion is so persuasive it can even blur such clearly defined moral lines. As terrible as it is look at the Holocaust and Hitler. Hitler was an extremely passionate man and although his intentions were evil and misguided, he still managed to control one of the largest countries in the world and make an inhumane act of violence seem like the right thing to do to many. I am in no way saying that this is right in any way, shape, or form instead I am merely using this as an example to the power that passion can have.
If you have ever sat close to a fire, you felt the heat on your skin although you couldn't see the heat you knew it was from the fire. When the fire grows you feel the heat much more intensely. When the fire weakens you must get closer to feel the heat. I believe that humans have the same capability. Imagine a fire burning bright inside each individual. When we are doing what we love that fire is burning much stronger and more people are able to feel it as well as feed off of it. Passion is the fuel to each person's fire and is different for every person It is our own responsibility, just as we have found what makes a real fire burn stronger, to find out what makes our fire burn brighter. Then, let it burn baby, burn.
Ask yourself sincerely what you love to do. Then do it. Learn from mistakes and hiccups, gain experience, form well-thought opinions, and grow personally fueled by natural passion. Finally, put yourself out there. Be self-confident enough to take the "social risk" and put yourself out there. As I have said before people respond to passion, but people cant respond if they are never shown. Keep that in mind.
One of my all time favorite quotes I believe states it very well, "do something you love and you will never work a day in your life." When you are passionate and love what your doing, it's not work, it's fun.
Just as a young man works to secure his families future; we must all work to secure our future's future. How can we do that? Live Now. What i mean is don't worry about what the future actually brings. Tell yourself how you want it to be and live like it's that way already. Generally, when we expect something, a victory or failure, negative or positive; we get what we expected, good or bad. If you live now instead of waiting for the future, you are guaranteeing that the future you get is the one you want. The Law of Attraction says so; if you think it will happen, it will happen.
Living Now is to think about only the present. Like a child opening their eyes for the first time, you see things, everything. You begin to notice that bird's nest in a tree, you hear the rustling of the bush's leaves from the squirrels fighting, you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, you begin to feel what other people are saying and hear them more clearly than before, you begin to appreciate the work that has gone in to literally everything around you man made or naturally. Everything is clear. You become more aware of your surrounding, you can fully concentrate on the obstacles happening Now, which are the only ones that can ever affect anything anyways. Why wouldn't you want your full focus on them?
Living Now also makes you happier and less stressed in general. You can't be worrying if you aren't constantly dwelling on the past and future. This is true because the definition of 'worry' itself states 'to think about future or past events.
Without experiencing the actual feeling of living in the moment, it's hard to fully grasp the concept and benefits. The best way to get in to the Now is to concentrate on your breathing. This may sound cliche but it is 100% true. When you concentrate your mind solely on your breath going in and out while visualizing the oxygen and nourishment being carried to all the parts of your body, you subsequently can't think of anything else except the now.
Once you fully grasp this idea and have practiced. The next time something irritates you or a problem arises, no matter where you are even if your in the middle of a speech to a million people, remember to take a deep breath and concentrate on this breath. Everyone breathes its normal you wont be an outcast so don't worry. Plus the pause may even help to build up suspense (trust me it works). After that breath your mind will be clear and senses alert. Watch how much better you handle that situation and how much more cool, calm, and collected you seem.
Living Now makes life run smoothly, naturally, and positively. It allows one to see what they really want, free from distractions. Its also how one can achieve those wants. In fact, what happens now is what determines everything else so don't miss your chance to be happy and naturally create a better place for yourself, your family, and the rest of the world. With the present moment being the only one we can affect and being the only one that truthfully affects anything. It's amazing to me how so many people don't see that and waste so much time worrying about things that will come naturally if we let them.
My challenge to you is this:
Start To Live Now. Have Confidence That What You Do Now Will Get You Where You Want To Be AND Stop Worrying About the Future and Wallowing in the Past. Grow, Gain Experience, Constantly Improve to Become the Best You Possible, Love and Respect Yourself As Much As Everyone Else. Be Passionate and Speak with Conviction. ALWAYS Walk With A Smile and Share It The Rest of the World.
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Awareness of Your Surroundings and Connections or Associations Your Brain Creates Are Incredible. Conscious Effort and Living in the Present Moment Allows You To Improve This and makes You Appreciate the Little Things
Our brains make so many connections its absolutely incredible. Although we don't consciously interpret the vast majority of these connections. The more you work on living in the present moment, asking questions, observing your surroundings. I personally at least have begun to see that certain things I see affect my emotions or state or even begin to connect thoughts I had many years prior in response to the same object or a similar object. Mostly for me its for things I've seen frequently for the majority of my life. But sometimes it can even be (and honestly I may be wrong but its what I have noticed) if I meet someone for the first time and I don't like them. I can usually associate them in personality or appearance or vibe with someone or something I previously had decided I didn't like.
Any ways here's a random thought I had about this incredible bronze fountain in my backyard.
|It's called Adventure Mountain after the artist Jim Davidson|
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This fountain has been in my backyard forever. I always said and believed I was the kid at the top. Now that I think about it, this fountain has in some ways made me strive to be the best I can be. To me back then the statue of the boy on top was a leader and courageous person, two qualities I have always wanted and fought for. I also thought it was a competitiveness with the others climbing the mountain that he reached the top the fastest to be the best. That's also something I had always wanted. After years of growing and maturing my perceptions have changed as everyone does, but I've seen if they're is truth to a thought it remains while the ones that were wrong whether we know they're wrong or not, our brains manipulate and change in attempt to correct them since our new experiences changed our perception. My thoughts remain the same today looking at this fountain with one drastic difference. The boy on top didn't get their first by wanting to win. Otherwise he'd be chastising the boys close behind. He was still a courageous leader but his desire to help those other boys push themselves and accomplish things they never thought possible like climbing a mountain. He was a true leader who envisioned a goal seemingly dangerous or impossible, inspired others to follow him, and in his desire to inspire and help others he succeeded. Not by stepping on them it cheating but with true passion and motivation to succeed and help others succeed. I know I know its just a fountain right? You need to see the beauty in everything because our brains are so incredible these kinds of associations are everywhere and we just need to be awake to see and understand them.
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How To Be Happy Being Yourself. Be Honest and Fair With Your Wants and Needs To Help Others More Successfully
"Be Yourself, Everybody Else Is Taken"
Be who you are. So many of us now a days try to be something were not. It causes stress and anxieties that otherwise would not be there. Constantly trying to restrict ourselves to fit in to these stereo-typical types in order to portray a specific image to the masses, this is a lot of work and full-time job. Between social media, school, our social circles, are family and whatever else; if we want them to see us as something were not we must constantly keep up this false image like a lie that just keeps growing and becomes harder and harder to manage. It continues to grow and grow until it gets out of hand and finally the truth comes out (the truth always comes out..). This can make being happy nearly impossible, since the best way to be happy and worry free is to be who you really are, I mean who you REALLY REALLY are, there's no use lying to yourself either because in the long-run even though so many of us do it, it always turns out negatively.
In the case of being yourself, eventually if you ever want to get close to anyone whether it's your family, a friends, or you fall in love then no matter, they are going to have to see who you really are. Who you really are is who you are when no one is around.
If you are worried about how a friend or acquaintance will react or feel about you if they found out about a little quirk you have (maybe your a sci-guy) then you may need to reassess that relationship. You may not WANT to be close with those people you consider high and mighty but rude and ignorant. If your friends only like you for someone you are pretending to be then they are not really friends are they? Not true friends at least. Plus you'll attract more better friends if you just be yourself, no games, no charades.
ALWAYS love yourself and embrace who you are. We are all goofy and a little strange in our own ways, we all believe that there should be a TV show made about us at some point. THAT'S what makes us all individuals, special, different, that's what makes us love to laugh and enjoy life. If you hold back being who you are in fear of others thinking your weird or strange, then the only person you are hurting is yourself.
Not to mention you are taking away that persons chance to meet the real you, the unique one-of-a-kind person that you really are, robbing them of any ability to get close to the real you even if they wanted to.
Think about your good friends, the ones you cant stop laughing with when your around them, the ones that make you love life and appreciate the little things. Chances are they could probably be considered strange or a little weird in their own right. These nine times out of ten are the people at least when comfortable are truly being themselves. They inspire confidence and instill happiness in everyone they come across. They seem to have a super human power to make others happy and there's no way you could affect others that dramatically and positively. THAT'S WRONG. YES YOU CAN.
Yes these people are special, but so is everyone in one way or another and we all have the capability and ability to be as happy as we want and radiate happiness and affect others in the same way these extremely passionate and happy close friends have affected us.
They live worry free because they have no covers to keep up they're surrounded by people who love them for who they are no matter what. People gravitate towards them. When you are confident in yourself and not try to be anything you are not then you will always find happiness which is what ALL people want. Being true to yourself; fulfilling your wants and needs allows you to radiate positivity and genuine happiness to your close friends, loved-ones, and strangers.
You can be as happy as you let yourself be.
I can not tell you how to be yourself or what decisions will be best for you. These are the questions that we must all strive to answer for ourselves through experience and trial & error. As long as you follow and stand by your morals and ethics, always being absolutely true to yourself; you're wants and needs, your need to help others, as well as feed your desire to love and be loved. Never trying to be something you are not, BUT ALWAYS TRYING TO BE THE BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE. Constantly striving for improvement and growth with a conscious effort to smile and spread joy and positivity to everyone you meet no matter what.
Then eventually you will be that person previously mentioned that you love to be around, not only just to your friends and loved ones but ever random person you come in contact with as well.
My own personal thought. " if you aren't being weird, you aren't being yourself."
My favorite thoughts:
"Be a character, NOT a type."
"Be a character, NOT a type."
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
Darrien Anthony Eouse
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