To anyone coming across this post, I just wanted to take some time to write a little bit. Food blogs usually consist of a lot of food and a lot of writing. So, what the heck, I’ll write some food for thought.
First off, I would like to share that I am absolutely content with life and you should be, too. Sure, things could always be better, but they could also be worse. Just as much as we could all be more rich, ripped, and radiant, we could also be more poor, puny, and plain. We wouldn’t be human if we were all a bunch of perfect robots. It is the variety, individuality, and uniqueness that make us all beautiful, at least that is how I see it. We have to love and accept ourselves, before we can someone else. Fill your mind with gratitude, hope in the unknown, and contentment, and remember that self-acceptance and happiness are choices.
I’m glad we have established that we are all imperfectly perfect beings 🙂
Mindset is everything – it guides our decisions, priorities, and ultimately, our lives.
I’ve learned that telling someone what to do makes them want to do it less. None of us like to be bossed around. The more we are told things like, “clean your room,” “eat your vegetables,” “don’t tell a.n.y.o.n.e,” the less likely we seem to obey those wishes. For instance, I enjoy cleaning when I want to or when I have time, but when I am told to clean, it is such a dRAG. So, instead of telling others what to do, we should lead by example. Likewise, we should choose to do things for ourselves, rather than for what others want or expect from us. Changing our mindset can honestly change our world. Do things wholeheartedly, not just because it’s the right thing to do or because society tells us to.
“Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.”- J. Howes
The higher we set our goals, the more likely we are to succeed. If you aim for straight A’s, you might end up with a B or two. Whereas, if you only aspire to pass the class, chances are slim that you’ll get anything better than a C.
Another illustration is of how I used to try to eat a couple servings of fruits/veggies per day, but would end up eating maybe one if I was lucky. After being educated and inspired by Raw Foodies, or people who eat only fruits and vegetables all day/every day, I began to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables daily. Before, I aimed for 25%, then I aimed for 100%. That’s the difference.
Something may seem extreme or out of reach at first, but it is better to strive for something challenging and rewarding, rather than being stagnant where change is necessary. I hope that emphasizes how important it is to set your ambitions as high as you can.
All I can do is hope my thoughts put the WISE instead of the DUMB in wisdom. Regardless, I wish you all health, gratitude, and highly set goals.