Why Acceptance is CRUCIAL!

🌟 “When you ARGUE with reality, you always lose.” 🌟

If I can count the many times I’ve been stressed in my life, I can say looking back with certainty, they weren’t necessary if I just remembered this principle.Β πŸ€”

Or to put it another way…

🌟 “What upsets people is not things themselves but their JUDGEMENTS about the things.” 🌟

I want to let you know: we can save ourselves a TON of needless suffering if we remember this!Β πŸ‘

🌟 “ACCEPT things as they are, not worse then they are.” 🌟

Often we do this unconsciously in our default mode setting, when we’re not actively paying attention to our thoughts and emotions. It’s why it’s so important we develop our self-awareness.Β πŸ’―

And one way we start doing this is by practicing acceptance.Β πŸ™Œ

🀬 “But Donald! This thing that just happened SHOULD NEVER have happened! How can you ACCEPT such injustices?!” 🀬

To clarify, acceptance doesn’t mean we support something. It means we consciously give neutrality to a situation, to our thoughts, and to our emotions. For a temporary moment, we don’t label it “good” or “bad”. It just is.Β πŸ‘

We accept whatever is in the present moment so we can clear our clouded minds and discern the situation with a much clearer understanding.Β πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

So the next time you become aware of your emotions controlling you, take back the reins, identify the emotions that are arising, and accept them UNCONDITIONALLY. Yes, even acceptance of the “negative” emotions too!Β πŸ’―

Add in some deep breaths, and you’ll be surprised how much faster they’ll pass with acceptance.Β πŸ˜„

“Now…where was I?”Β πŸ’‘

Why Setting the Example MATTERS!

Have you heard the saying “actions speak louder than words”?Β πŸ’¬

It’s because your actions say more about who you are as a person than the words you use to describe yourself.Β πŸ‘€

πŸ“Β Someone can say “I’m always on time”, yet their actions show otherwise.

πŸ“Β Someone can say “I’m really good at this game”, yet their skills show otherwise.

πŸ“Β Someone can say “I am a nice person”, yet how they treat others shows otherwise.

I myself can make claims about who I am. But if my words don’t match my actions, you will notice.Β πŸ’―

So instead of spending time saying who you are, it’s far better to spend time simply being the person you wish to be, being the example.Β πŸ™Œ

🌟 People don’t follow the ones who call themselves “leaders”. People follow people. 🌟

Why the Givers SLEEP Better!

The Takers may receive the short-term gains, the short-term pleasures, and the short-term highs of superiority.Β πŸ‘Š
But the Givers, regardless of circumstances, are assured every day of their service to something more than themselves, the heartfelt act of giving simply for the sake of giving. That lasts a lifetime. ❀️

How Traveling SHAPES You! (PERSONAL)

Written 4/5/2019

As I write this, I lay in bed at my Glasgow AirBnb. I’m quite tired, my neck aches a tad, but I’m thinking about the past few days with much gratitude…❀️

I didn’t tell many of you this…but I’m ready to now. πŸ™Œ

Last April I had traveled to London to Crew at another one of Tony Robbins’s event. It was my first time being in London, and prior to the event I made time to tour around. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Being there, I felt like I has entered a different time period. The architecture I had only seen in movies was now all around me. I experienced a whirlwind of positive emotions, and I didn’t want to leave! πŸ˜„

10 days later, as I left for the airport to go back home, I remember starting to break down in tears. There was a voice in my head softly whispering: “I’m not ready to leave. I just got here.” And as I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, I held back even more tears! 😭

But I pledged to myself: “I’m coming back very soon!” I felt determined that what I experienced didn’t have to be temporary. πŸ‘

Now it’s 1 year later, April once again, and I’m back in the United Kingdom for another Tony Robbins event to Crew. Go figure, another Tony Robbins event right?! πŸ˜‚

But I’m not in London yet…😲

Do any of you remember MySpace? If you’re an old bloke like me (πŸ˜‰), you probably used it too. It was the popular social media platform before Facebook became the cream of the crop. πŸ‘‘

I originally met my Scottish friend Kris Nimbley​ on MySpace over a decade ago! He was one of my earliest online friends, and while we didn’t always keep in touch over the years we did remain connected, from MySpace to Twitter to Windows Live Messenger to Skype all the way to Facebook. πŸ‘₯

So as I planned my flight back to London a few months ago, I messaged Kris and told him: I coming over to visit him for the first time ever! πŸ˜€

To say my visit in his hometown of Kilmarnock these past few days was enjoyable would be an understatement! πŸ‘

Not only did I meet Kris in person for the first time, I got to meet his lovely family, visit the local landmarks, and he even brought me to the little town of Dunure to see their famous Castle right on the coastline! It was absolutely gorgeous! 😍

One thing you learn as you travel is how little you know about the world. You are reminded there is so much to see! You can read as much as you want from a travel brochure, pack as much stuff in advance to be prepared, but once you’re actually there your plans are forced to shift and evolve. ↔️

What you initially plan and expect doesn’t go precisely the way you expect…and this unpredictably makes it very refreshing! You can let go of everything you “think” will happen and simply enjoy the ride! ❀️

This afternoon Kris and I parted ways at the train station as I spend the second half of my Scotland trip here in Glasgow. Thank you again Kris for your amazing hospitality! So far Scotland’s name as being “One of the Friendliest Countries” really rings true! My visit to Kilmarnock will definitely not be my last! πŸ‘

To my readers: If you have friends you haven’t talked to in a while, I encourage you to reach out to them, see how they’re doing. We all grow, we all evolve, and you may find out you have more in common with your old friends than ever before! 😁

For anyone Crewing in London next week, I’ll be seeing you soon! But first, some more beauty here for me in Scotland…! πŸ˜„β€οΈ #EudaimonicLife



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