Week 16 – Change!!!

For things to change, I need to change!

I get that! However no man is an island! I am definitely not an island!

There are people in my life. People I care about! People I love!

My cement is coming off, and the more my cement is coming off, the more they hold onto their cement and the more they want to put their cement on me!

I accept that I can not change other people, especially if they don’t want to change!

How do we I do I do this??? How do I live my life with people around me who don’t want to change for the better and don’t respect me for who I am and who want me to be like them???

I suppose this where the heroes journey really starts to kick in!!! This is where I have to be me for me and the rest will just have to accept it!

Week 15 – thinking about life

Life is not as random as we sometimes think!!!
For every action there is a reaction!
You reap what you sow! We all know that, right?
Do we realise what it means?
Everything that happens to us, whether positive or negative, must therefore be the result of something positive or negative that was sown!
And now the kicker, when negative things happen to us, whether by lack, limitation, illnees or event, we need to ask ourselves what it may be the consequence of?
I know we don’t want to believe that we bring lack, limitation, illness and negative events over ourselves, but if we believe that we reap what we sow, we have no choice!
It may be the reaping of something we did a long time ago or very recent. Who knows how long the harvets wiil take???

Week 13, 14 & 15 – Busy, busy, busy!

Life happens while we are busy making other plans!

Time goes by whether we use it or waste it!

I have set myself some SMART goals with a deadline of 31/12/2017! To be specific two big goals! Two things that I have been wanting to do for a very long time!

Normally I would be very hard on myself for not finishing what I set out to do and  while busy with both projects at the same time I realized that I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew. Normally that would have stopped me dead in my tracks! Not this time!

Scroll III: I will persist until I succeed!!!

I kept on moving forward, doing what I can when I can!

The one I finished at 11:43pm on 31/12/2017! Whoop whoop!!! The other is work in progress!

Do I feel like a failure which I normally would have? Not at all!!! I feel like a million dollars for completing a very challenging project and for working on the other soon to be completed project!!!

While most of the world was counting out 2017 and waiting for 2018, I was working and I am still working! Why??? Because I have a purpose! A definite major purpose!!! And it is not bound by time and not for anybody but me!

I live life to the max every day!!! Every week!!! Every month!!! Every year!!!

Week 11 & 12 – silly season and holidays

It is that time of the year again!!! Almost everybody is getting ready for the Christmas/summer holiday. Everybody wants to go on their annual leave! In South Africa anyway! They want to rest! They want to shop!

Not me! I have things on my DMP that I want to finish or at least set in motion! I don’t really get the rest thing anyway. Rest from what? From work? Is that not what we do at night when we sleep? Besides if you are doing what you love, it isn’t really work, is it?

Another thing is that December holiday is just too busy! Everywhere! That is why I enjoy taking breaks during the year when everything is quiet!

Anyway, I guess another reason why I don’t like to take leave when everybody is taking leave, is simply because I am a non-conformist-self-directed-thinker!

I will take leave when it suits me!

Week 10 – If

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

- Rudyard Kipling

Week 9 – Uithou! Aanhou! Bekhou!

Translated to English my title means: stick it out, keep on keeping on and go about it quietly.

That’s my life motto! I suppose one could also just say never quit!

Life is awesome! Just live it one day at a time and have fun! Now that I am living according to my DMP I can see everyday how the small things add up to the bigger picture.

In our DMP we state what we want out of life and as we progress on our journey all the detail falls into place! It is inexplicable! It is amazing! It is awesome!

Week 8 – New(old) good habits

I add a new habit to my schedule this week!

A good habit! An old habit brought back as a fresh restart!

My sport that I do with my son is MMA(mixed martial arts)! It is an indescribable privilege! However, part of the sport, like any other sport, is fitness! So this week I started doing fitness training again. I got injured last year and had a shoulder operation done this year April and after that I did not do much of anything physical.

So this week I started training again and at first I did not know if I would make it through the week. The good news is that I survived four training sessions and I went the full duration of each session!

It was awesome!!! I’m looking forward to the coming week!

Week 7 – Responsibility

Okay, so from what I understand we are where we are in life because of our own choices. Now that me be good news or it may be bad news, depending on where we are right now. Then again it actually should only be good news if we frame it correctly.

We may not like where we are right now, however we may not have been consciously aware that we brought ourselves to where we are. Being consciously aware of the fact that our choices today influences where we will be tomorrow changes the ball game to only good news!

By changing our choices we can change our future. This we do by reprogramming our subconscious blue print.

So it all comes down to taking responsibility for ourselves and making up our mind as what it is that we want out of life and then making the commitment to do nothing less than our best to get to where we want to be!

Week 6 – Voices

Is it just me or does everybody have these voices in their head? I know I’m a little weird, but am I that weird?

The best part is that I recognize the voices! It is the voices of people I know and the things that they said about me! And the sad part is that most of it is negative!

See part of our “homework” is not to have an opinion, but now that I try not to have an opinion I hear everybody else’s opinions. It is almost like me old blueprint was programed by other people.

The good news is that I am now aware of this and it motivates me even more to reprogram my blue print to what I want it to be. Law of dual thought: either I can listen to the voices of other people or I can override it with my own voice and my own thoughts!

Week 5 – Dont quit

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!

All of a sudden everything feels completely overwhelming! Too much to do, too little time!

I’m not sure who is fighting who!? Am I fighting my old blue print or is it fighting me!?

I know for things to change. I need to change!? I’m just not sure of what to hold on to and what to let go.

The only thing I know for sure is that I wont quit! As tough as it is to keep up with everything going on, I will keep moving forward. One baby step at a time!