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Making your Mark

Good Morning!!!!

 

Hope everyone is doing well!

 

Today’s post is about the obstacles you’re going to face while trying to make your mark in this world. As you should know, nothing and I do mean nothing is going to come easy. You’re going to have to fight tooth and nail to get to where you want to be. I understand for some of us it comes easier than others. But you’re going to have to fight sometimes harder to keep your spot than you had to get it. 

 Don’t feel discouraged, because everyone has to go through this point in life. As you know this wouldn’t be a Shads Short Stories post if I didn’t put an example of myself in here; so here it goes. At the current moment I’m fighting to stay motivated to make my mark. There are so many things I want to accomplish; as I’m sure you do as well. 

The thing that stops or causes me to procrastinate is myself, my emotions and my job. Many days I come home and I’m so tired that there is nothing I want to do more than come home and go to bed. I also understand by doing this it’s pushing the manifestation date of my dreams back significantly. This is a hurdle that I’m going to have to learn to jump, because I don’t want another year to go by and nothing that I have worked on has been manifested.

The one great thing I have manifested was my first published book. Something I thought was going to be near impossible to finish. But… I finished it. That’s why I have such an optimistic personality. Cause I know anything you put your mind to you can make happen. You just have to keep a positive attitude around that thing you’re trying to manifest, and it will come.

Too often we allow our mind to run away from us. We let those negative thoughts fester and later on don’t realize how continuing to think negatively gets us lost in our minds and emotions. All emotions are, are the body following the brain. Causing us to expel or energy in uneventful ways.

So the next time you’re overthinking something DON’T. All it does is throw your body out of wack and riddle you with anxiety. Overthinking too much also causes internal dis-ease. That is why it’s a great idea to read, meditate, sleep, or exercise to decompress from the day. 

I’ve recommended this book before, but I’m going to recommend it again along with another book. The first is:

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Audiobook by Dr. Joe Dispenza -  9781518936166 | Rakuten Kobo United States

  • Breaking the Habit of being yourself:  This book was a real Eye Opener for me, because it allowed me to realize people weren’t reacting to me; they were reacting in a learned behavior, that is also known as a program. This helped me to realize I had also allowed my mind to program me in such a way that every time I met someone new I became overcome by anxiety. I can’t express how much of an insight this was.

 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

  • The 2nd is The 4 Agreements: The great thing about this one is it helps you to see and understand every time you do something wrong against someone else you’re actually hurting yourself. This is another one that helps you to get out of your head and start living. It helps you understand there is NO one holding you back but YOU.

 

 

 

 

Book Excerpt: The Power of Now by Eckhart TolleAs for what I’m currently reading The Power of Now. There isn’t too much I can say about this book as of yet, because I’ve just begun to read it. But trust if it’s a GREAT READ you will know about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pressure

Good Morning

I try to write only when I have something to say. Many times I write based on the way I feel. So far that has gotten me no where. I write this way because it keeps what I have to say relatable, rather than me writing about things I know nothing about. I’m not sure if many people care for blogs like this, but I created this blog to help me through some of the issues I experience and continue to experience.

In many ways this blog has become my medicine. When I first started I thought I was going to be helping others. In actuality you all have been helping me. At first I was a little disappointed that people who read my posts left no response to nearly any of my posts. But the way I felt about that slowly began to change because I’ve learned to appreciate the likes and knowing that someone has read it.

Well let me get back to the reason I chose to write today. As I stated in blogs past I’ve decided to come back and live with my mother, because I can not afford to live by myself at the current moment. I guess you could say I’m a little bit of a hippy because I don’t feel like working is supposed to take up so much of your time. I’m sure I could have been living comfortably if I would have graduated college; but I chose a different route.

Many may think I regret not graduating. To be honest sometimes I do and other times I don’t. Mainly because of the opinions of others. Honestly I never cared about extending my education through a university or college; because I know I’m a person who loves to learn. So whether I went to college or not I knew I would always have an opportunity to learn different things, because I would make sure of it.

Well.. that wasn’t really wanted I wanted to talk about. I wanted to just say that living based on the opinions of others is a recipe for unhappiness. So I have decided that I’m gonna work on the things I find important and forget about other peoples opinions of what I should do. In real time I have focused too much on the opinions of others. I’m gonna get my life back! I have too. What’s the point of having a life if you don’t live it the way you see fit?

Thank you so much for reading!

Feelings

Procrastination

There is always something you want to do that other people aren’t going to agree with. The key is to do it anyway.

 How are you going to know if it’s right for you if you don’t try it? If you have people in your life trying to tell you what to do with it, look at their life. If they’re not living the type of life you always dreamed of, there’s no reason to listen to their advise. That’s like the blind leading the blind. How could someone who works a 9 to 5 tell someone who’s dream to become an entrepreneur is a lazy life style. Of course that is what they’re going to say, because they don’t understand it.

Most people can’t imagine being able to make money from the comfort of their home. So of course they are going to have some resistance. I know most of the people I know do. Even though we have examples of people making it online everyday.

I chose entrepreneur because that’s what I’m striving to be at this moment. I’ve been working at it for a very long time. My only hindrance is, wanting to make sure what ever I create and market for consumption is going to be the very best product for potential buyers. What’s also not working in my favor is the fact I’m a procrastinator. That one thing there has had me miss out on a lot of opportunities. I’m trying to get a handle on it so I can change it, because by breaking my procrastination habits it’ll help me to become the best version of myself.

I’m sure I’m not the only procrastinator out here.

If you’re a procrastinator like me or have been a procrastinator; what are some things you’ve done to help you break the habit? Also, how bad would you say you level of procrastination is?

As Always…..