You Fear the Sabre-tooth

6753809I read somewhere that the brain is wired since the stone age to think negatively so to protect us from the dangers that existed then.

Sabre-tooth as an example.

These days this negative thinking works overtime, stopping us from getting ahead in life.

Because we fear trying something new.

Fear of the Sabre-tooth.

This happens without us even realizing.

Without reading, preferably instructional books, then nothing will contradict that thinking.

You could even try swapping listening to the car radio station or your phone playlist for an audiobook.

The hours you spent while traveling, could be spent sharpening your mind against the Sabre-tooth.

Marvel_avengers_alliance_sabretooth_by_ratatrampa87-d6tj8tgThe benefits of investing in yourself will eventually be seen via your outlook in your life.

Maybe that’s what you need.

Maybe that’s what need.

A different outlook.

That comes from developing a habit of reading or listening daily to go sh*t.

~ Musa

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Replace Your S** t Habits With Good Ones

I kept on seeing and hearing the name Simon Sinek being projected in my head.

Simon Sinek.

As if stuck in the frontal lobe of my brain.

Simon Sinek.

All this, haunting, while trying to sleep.

So here I am, writing about him.

I don’t know much about him.

He was first brought to my attention by a business partner who has a background in medicine.

Google Sinek.

From the little I know of him is that he’s a speaker.

He speaks about most about leadership. On what defines a leader and what drives her. Reasons why they are true leaders. Amongst other things.

He’s available on different social media sites, I also follow him on Twitter and IG.

He’s an author as well, he wrote Start With Why.

And there are lots of videos on the ‘Tube that have he’s talks.

I think there’s a vid of one of his talks I posted in one of my blogs that I thought was awesome.

There’s a bias that comes with being a leader that I want to take advantage of.

The monetary benefits of being paid to solve problems being one of them.

It’s as if followers create problems while leaders get paid to solve them.

So I’ve been listening to some of his audios as well. Him, John Maxwell and Gary Vaynerchuk are the 3 guys I’ve been filling my head with of late.

And Eric Thomas. #TGIM

I guess I can be obsessed with certain things in my life, such as my personal development.

If I don’t invest the time for it, noone else will.

Then I will just be like the rest of them, blaming my job or spouse or community or the government or the gods for my current, undesirable situations.

Not realising that the true problem here is me.

I fix me, all else gets fixed.

It’s an inside job.

~ Musa

Spirit of Gratitude

Spirit is something you cannot touch with your physical hands.

It’s something that you know.

Something that you feel.

Much like gratitude.

Something that my American friends publicly celebrate once a year, on the fourth Thursday of November.

And it is my assumption that, much like the rest of the world, once Thanksgiving is over we forget about it.

The principle of gratitude.

The process of gratitude.

The practice of gratitude.

It’s a law.

Like the Law of Gravity.

And like gravity it can be used to our advantage.

It can be used for our pleasure.

And that just makes me feel appreciation for this instant tool that you and I can begin using today, to better improve our attitude.

It is not what happens to us that hurts us, it is the meaning we give to what happens to us that hurts us.

And one way to change the meaning, so we could become motivated to take inspired action, is by being grateful right now.

You need to feel grateful for what you ALREADY have.

You need to feel grateful for what IS working for you in your life.

You need to feel grateful for the journey you have taken to get to where you are right now.

You need to feel grateful for the positive, or at least hopeful, conclusions and events that are coming your way in the future.

Gratitude pulls in more stuff for you to feel grateful for.

It’s as if your heart and soul is saying to the Universe/ God, “Bring me more people, things and events that will make me feel more of what I am feeling right now.”

This is true for all emotions, but when you deliberately use the power of gratitude to work for you, more things that you will be grateful for will come your way.

There’s nothing like activating the spirit of gratitude on a daily basis.

Saying thank you, and meaning it, does a lot more good to you more than it does the other person.

Writing out things that you are grateful for will, in time and when you keep at it and get emotionally involved in the process, will attract unexplainable yet favorable “coincidences” in your life.

It’s like tapping in to this vortex that produces pleasurable results for you, just because you are in a state of gratitude.

I also love how Maya Angelou advised Oprah Winfrey to affirm and say THANK YOU whenever she encounters something that upsets her, because saying thank you in the face of adversity strengthens your faith.

Always remember to adopt the spirit of gratitude daily, and to not take it for granted.

But the proof is in the pudding.

If you are looking for ways of experiencing different and improved life experiences, then try out expressing gratitude…for all things.

There’s a reason why you have attracted them in your life, and it is from your expressions of gratitude that you will source out the lessons that are taught from these experiences.

Allowing you to grow from them.

Allowing you to become stronger and wiser due to them.

Isn’t that something to be grateful for?

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele