What if you could fly? Not like driving to the airport and getting on a plane; I’m talking about taking off like superman whenever you wanted. Well that would fix all of your problems now wouldn’t it? (maybe a little, at least) Think about it; you are the only person on this planet with that skill, you would be rich, famous, and able to travel anywhere in the world whenever you wanted. That is all great, but what is intriguing is what happens to you on the inside – the growth of confidence.
(For Guys) If you could fly you would be able to walk up to any girl and introduce yourself. Why is that? Because you know that in about 10 minutes, if she agrees to spend some time with you, that you will grab around her, have her stand on top of your feet, and shoot off into the clouds. Having this set of skills gives you a sense of importance and value. You arent nervous to talk to the girl of your dreams because you feel deserving, and that you are so special and amazing that you will take her breath away. Do we need to be able to fly to have these feelings? Why cant we all feel so valuable that any person should want to spend time with us? Well first of all it is because we put our sense of value in other people’s control. We are so focused on what people think of us, and trying to make them like us, that we forget why we are talking to them in the first place. Think back to flying. You took a girl and showed her the sky, you gave her attention. You showed her something amazing, something she has never seen before. Think of alladin, and how he showed Jasmine the world on a magic carpet ride. No where in this act, if done with the right mindset (not showing off), is there some sort of self measurment of value. You are really giving all your attention to the other person, which is what needs to happen. We all have the ability to fly, its just the process of how we show other people that makes all the difference.
“Motivation hits in an instant, and it doesn’t last forever. The motivation to better yourself, or change the world. Take that motivation and act on it immediately, no matter where you are. Make it last a lifetime by not being afraid of hard work.”
Why does motivation seem to hit like a ton of bricks but then fly away like a feather? Well, most of the time its because of discouragement. We think of something great, or have a huge energy/moral boost and our brains pump all types of happy chemicals that are, unfortunately, short lived. With our eminent disappointment also comes the dismissal of effort. We lose all our motivation before we can even jump on a project. How do we fix this problem? By not being afraid of hard work. But not being afraid of hard work does not mean we are willing to work hard. People are mentally lazy; we try to expend the least amount of energy possible. But we can change this with a little alteration in perspective. You need to learn how to change what you want, and I will cover that in another post.