Going to get a little raw here...
There’s this low, guttural grunt I let out before a challenging set. *
To most, it may seem like attention-seeking behavior.
To me, it represents something much deeper. *
In these moments...
I’m a solitary soldier, standing my ground against insurmountable waves of a charging cavalry.
A cavalry boldly chanting that I’m not good enough, strong enough or tough enough.
A cavalry who want and expect me to quit, collapse into a ball and shiver with fear.
A cavalry filled with hate, fear, pain, struggle, past mistakes and regret. *
It's a terrifying inner battle that I’m sure most of you can relate to in some capacity.
It’s in these moments that you and I have a choice... *
We can let the totality of this seemingly impossible challenge overwhelm us... start to believe their chanting… retreat... remain unchanged.
You can unsheathe your sword. *
Stare directly into the soul of each and every one of those charging inner demons. *
Stare so deeply you drain them of their power. *
Harness every last drop of that energy… let it fuel you.
And when that surge of emotion finally hits... *
let out a menacing battle cry that screams there is no amount of pain or struggle you can’t endure… and win or lose, you’re not going down without a fight. *
Now get to work!
Good morning all... 😊❤️✨
What have your thoughts been this morning? What will they be today? Where is your mind going? Is your mind wired right now to be negative or positive? It is my personal mission right now to rewire my brain to remove toxic thought process. This is the key to a healthy life. In the very wise words of Ghandi—
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
What are you doing with the knowledge that you have? Knowledge without action is just a waste of space in your brain. Even the most interesting facts and stats mean nothing if we do not have the full context behind them. Also, if we do not actually do anything with the knowledge it is like we are just reciting nursery rhymes to one another for no other purpose other than to show how well we can memorize something. Sounds a lot like what is done in many schools these days... See, for wisdom to happen, action is needed. But action is not necessary when it comes to knowledge. We are taught in school that knowledge is power but as you might have already learned in the real world, that is not the case. Wisdom is the real power. #morningmotivation#weeklywisdom
Everything in life takes time for many might take longer then others. Some have dreams of becoming parents yet some people might be married for years and can’t have family after few years. Many work towards there dream home and it takes them years to have it. Many as myself have been in a long term and lost but still have a dream. See the thing of all these things are that the seed was planted in us already. It takes time to grow and that time will harvest at Gods timing. Walking through this path I know that is God leading me into something new, better and greater. We all harvest at one point of our life just plant that seed in you and let God guide you and harvest!!!!! .
Remember to focus on the positive things this week! Don’t dwell on things out of your control, just acknowledge them and move on to the things that you have influence over.
Tag someone that needs some Monday Motivation
Such a fun,exciting weekend... @andrewluftig taught the older boys how to ride bikes! He was determined and dedicated to doing this! He is truly #oneofakind ❤️ #Repost @andrewluftig with @get_repost
Critics of social media claim it not realistic as it focuses mostly on the positive rather than reality. So here is my reality...for the last year or so I’ve been procrastinating with teaching my older boys how to ride their bicycles. A few weeks ago we were with friends and after I learned that all of their kids including a 4 year old (my oldest is 8) knew how to ride, I was overcome with guilt, anger and sadness. Lots of questioning ran through my mind. So over the next few weekends we got down to business and now my boys can ride and couldn’t be happier. While I HOPE we all have many positive moments in our lives to share on social media, I KNOW we all have challenging ones. More importantly, we have challenging ones that can typically be overcome with focus and determination. #morningmotivation
Today we celebrate 11 years together with Rebecca. I love to see her teaching our boys, in the garden, surrounded with nature. Thank you for our beautiful family. Happy anniversary, my Queen // Hoy celebramos 11 años juntos con la gringa más hermosa. Gracias Rebecca por nuestra linda familia, por tu apoyo constante y tu amor incondicional. Que lindo verte en el huerto enseñando a tus hijos, con olor a tierra y rodeada de naturaleza. I love you.
I can survive without him. I know that. Sometimes I rely on him far more than I ever imagined I would as the strong, independent, do-it-all-myself young woman I grew up as. Sometimes we butt heads over life and business issues that we could probably resolve in the snap of a finger without each other’s input. But the truth is this: we were meant to interrupt the rhythms of each other’s lives. We were meant to stop each other in the tracks of our daily song and change the key...to add an extra verse...or even take one away. Sure, I can survive without him in my life. But I couldn’t write the same song I’m writing now...and this song is my favorite. I pray for my son and daughter to one day not find the person they can’t live without but to find the person that challenges them to hear life’s music differently than before...to maybe notice the lyrics when they usually only notice the beats. 💕
Last week, someone I look up to tells me, “When faced with a difficult decision, imagine the person you want to be... and when the time comes to make that decision, pretend you’re him.”