Focus on Your Preparation…
Last week, I talked about the game of life and how we need to be geared up to play. I want to go into detail about being geared up and being prepared.
Now things will always happen that will take you by surprise, yet there are ways to still be prepared for some of it. One way is really to focus on yourself, I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but this is truly important. You start by focusing on areas you need to improve on. Taking care of you, your mind, your body and your spirit. At any point of your life these areas will be attacked and what you do determines your survival.
Let’s talk about the mind, how do you take care of yourself on a daily basis? Beside taking a shower, eating, going to work, and occasionally meeting with friends. Are you feeding your mind with things that will enable you to grow as a person or just what you read on Facebook and Instagram? Are you educated (book smart/street smart or just a pretty face? Are your main goals to post a better selfie than someone else? Is the best you can do, what you see someone else do? I don’t know if you realize this, but people have attempted suicide just off the perception of what they think they see on Facebook… Now I’m not saying there is anything wrong with Facebook or Instagram, but people think social media is the main source of living than anything else. Posting a better picture or to see what some else is doing has become top priority. It’s not just about that, but when you do things make sure it’s helping you and not breaking you.
Here is another questions you should ask yourself. Are you someone that other people would want to be around? Think about it, people should feel at ease around you. If you’re comfortable in your own skin, and easygoing, other people will pick up on it and enjoy being in your presence. We mainly enjoy being in the presence of people who are supportive, positive, and make it easier to plan for fun and exciting things. Another quality that you should posses is being a good listener, I sometime struggle with that because I love to talk. But it is a top quality that people are looking for in any relationship. Conversations should not be a contest of who’s going through worse or better, but just two people who are genuinely listening to each other.
Now I’m not saying be arrogant, but focusing on you will bring confidence in yourself and good attributes that will help you maintain positive relationships. Pay attention to building your own dreams and becoming the best person you can be. Be prepared for anything even if it does take you by surprise to avoid any major meltdowns. Your preparation is important and it starts with YOU.
…to be continued