Make A Difference!

make a difference

The sad truth is we are not going to live forever, one day we are all going to perish and end up in a wooden casket or get turned to ashes, and that is fine, that it a part of life. The sad part of that is once you are dead you will be gone, you will be nothing but a memory in the hearts of your loved ones. I do not like the thought of that, I want to leave something behind, a legacy of sorts, I do not want to be buried and forgotten about, I want my life to have meant something, I want to have achieved something with my life and most importantly I want to make a difference to peoples lives.

That is why I do this blog every week, that is why I try to create YouTube videos when I have free time. I want to make people laugh, I want to make someones day that little bit brighter, sure its not like I am making a global impact that is going to change the world but we don’t need to, you just need to make a difference to someones life, if I affect just 1 persons life then I will be happy.

When we here about people making a difference it’s these big things that will change numerous peoples lives forever, that is something I admire to and would like to accomplish but just for a second imagine the butterfly effect of having a small effect on someone’s life and how that could ultimately completely reshape them as a person or reshape their future.

Let’s take a more extreme but not entirely unlikely circumstance of this, say you are a Youtuber and you make funny videos and you just want to make people laugh and brighten up their day, if the right person see’s that at the right time it could potentially save someone’s life. If someone is incredibly hurt or upset and is considering ending their life and all of a sudden they see something that makes them laugh and adds some joy into their lives even if it is only for a couple of minutes that could cause them to reconsider their actions. (That sounds a bit extreme and slightly morbid but it isn’t out the realms of possibility).

My point is try to make a difference. You are not going to be on this planet forever but you can create something that will be or failing that you can make a difference to someones life and completely alter their future for the better. Hopefully that provides you with some food for thought and helps to push you to make a positive difference to just one persons life. On that note I am going to leave you with this:

“The world is full of good people. If you can’t find one, be one.”

Thank you very much for reading! A bit of a morbid one today but it is something that people should really try to do and it would make the world a much better and happier place. Leave a like if you enjoyed it and possibly a comment to let me know what you thought. Feel free to follow me to keep up to date with all my content as I upload twice a week. Thank you again and I shall see you on Saturday. Ciao!

 

 

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Mindset Is Everything

Mindset is key, it is everything, it is quite possibly the best thing you could ever possibly change. A lot of people have a negative mindset, spending the time and effort to change this into a positive one is the best investment you could ever make.

If you are attempting anything with a negative mindset you are setting yourself up to fail, as they say a negative mind will never give a positive life. Whether this is with business, an exam or losing weight if you develop a more positive mindset you will find that you are much likely to succeed.

When you have a negative outlook you tend to create mountains out of molehills and create obstacles that don’t exist and you are more likely to turn down opportunities that could change your life because you see every negative thing that could possibly happen 10 miles down the line.

Not only this but when you start to be more positive you become so much more happier, so much happier! Trust me I can verify it because changing my mindset has completely altered my life and made me so much more happier.

How did I do it? Challenge your thinking, don’t over analyse or assume bad things will happen, control your thoughts like if a bad thought enters your head challenge whether it is realistic or not or whether you are making something out of nothing. Also please try to remove negative sources from your life this will massively help you such as people or the news or Facebook posts.

There best advice I can possibly give you is invest in yourself, spend 10-20 pounds on a self help book, read it, absorb everything it says and carry it out. My personal recommendation that I have read is one I’ve mentioned alot it is “Mind Power” by James Borg but another good one I’ve yet to read is “Who says you cant? You do” by Daniel Chidiac though I will give you a review on that one once I’ve read it.

The topic of how to be more positive and changing your mindset is a topic I want to cover again in more detail in the future after I have prepared a lot of tips and techniques you can use, but for now I’m going to leave you with this:

“A negative mind will never give a positive life”

I really love that quote and it’s very true hence why I’ve used it twice in this post, I highly recommend you invest in a self help book and actually do what it says if you would like to change your mindset and be more positive. Anyways thank you very much for reading, I’ve noticed a couple of people who like almost every post I do which is really nice! It’s great to have my writing mojo back now I’m training again. Please leave a like if you enjoyed it or comment to let me know your thoughts and opinions. I hope to see you again on Friday. Ciao!

My 2017 Goals

Well I said I would have a think about it and post my goals/schedule for 2017 so here it is, firstly i’d just like to say I am posting this so I am held accountable and to make sure I achieve what I set out to do this year, if you have goals I highly recommend you do something similar to hold yourself accountable.

My 2017 Goals:

  • Reach 25000 views a month on my blog
  • Clean up my diet
    • Eat healthier
    • Take multivitamins
  • Finish my college course
  • Start personal training course
  • Reach 5000 subs on YouTube
  • Expand my fitness knowledge
  • Read 1 book every month
  • Create a mobile game
  • Travel to Wales
  • Travel to London
  • Be Happier
    • Write down 3 things i’m grateful for every single day

Okay so there is a couple personal ones in there like travelling to Wales and London which don’t seem like goals but for someone who has suffered with anxiety for many years they are really big goals, plus I’ve always wanted to go London and I have friends who live in Wales.

Some of the goals above I am going to have to breakdown into mini goals like the milestone points with blog and YouTube but other than that they are what I would like to achieve this year. I will also be carrying on with my weight training because I love it but that doesn’t need to be a goal because I would do that anyway, the only reason I wouldn’t do that is if I was that ill I couldn’t leave bed.

As for my Schedule I am going to:

  • Upload Blog – Tuesday & Friday
  • Upload YouTube video – Wednesday & Saturday
  • Reading – An hour every night
  • Study game Development – 2 hours both Saturday & Sunday

So yeah that is pretty much it, there is a few other things I need to add in and arrange but that is basically my goals and schedule, I am going to have to add these all in gradually though so I don’t get overloaded and they become habits and just something I do automatically. But for now i am going to leave you with this:

“You only grow when you push yourself beyond your perceived limits. When you demand more from yourself you will get more”

Thank you guys ever so much for reading, hopefully this will encourage you to do the same and hold yourselves accountable for your 2017 goals. Hit like if you enjoyed it and leave me a comment to tell me your opinion or so you have someone to hold you accountable. Please follow if you want to keep up to date with my content, thanks again. I will see you this Friday for another post. Ciao!

People Don’t Change Without A Reason

Okay first off this is going to be a little bit different but it is something I need to get off my chest and it is something I think a lot of people would benefit from knowing, that being said this one is definitely just my opinion but it is one that supported in practice.

People (as a general rule) don’t tend to change for the better without a damn good reason to do so whether it’s someone with a poor attitude, poor mindset or someone who’s overweight, just any bad habit. The don’t change their habits or attitude without a very good reason to do so.

Take someone who’s 30 pounds over weight, they’ve been eating too much for a long time and probably doesn’t do much exercise, they go in for a check up at the doctors and is told that they have very high cholesterol and their heart is having to work very hard to keep them going and if they don’t change their diet by eating a bit cleaner and getting some exercise they’ll almost certainly end up in an early grave. That person then thinks “shit I’ve got to change this” (well not all the time but a lot of people would). But they needed that big reason to push themselves into getting fitter and healthier. That is where they actually start to workout and eat healthier foods to bring their cholesterol down, because they know if they don’t it could kill them.

Or lets say for example, right I’ve been listening to a lot of mindset with muscle podcasts recently and the host Jamie has a lot of guests on it, all of which are very successful people in their industry (usually fitness) and the common thing with almost all of them is they needed a big event to happen before they changed, one was on drugs and its not till he took LSD and had a ‘near death experience’ that he had his epiphany and changed, another went to prison for 4 years and it was only this major event that made him realise he needs to change.

The reason I wrote this article is because of the relevance in my life especially with my friends and their relationships, an example of this is someone I know from college, she had a bf who made her miserable almost every day, had constant arguments with and he was very controlling, it ended when they had a physical fight.. Skip ahead to present day a week later and she’s talking to him again, the response me and her other friends got to this is “oh he’s being really nice, he can change yanno, people do change”… No they don’t, people don’t just change (generally), he’s just being nice so he can get you back and after 2 weeks he’ll be the same guy he’s always been.

But some people just don’t listen, despite being told this by me and 2 other of her close friends she still continues to talk to him so its up to her what she does, nobody can force her to delete him from her life even if we all know that’s the best thing to do. At the end of the day you can’t force someone to do something you have to let them make their mistakes especially when that person is that fixed minded that their is no room for you to work with, anyway I’m going off track.

In summary it usually takes a major event to make someone change for the better, don’t enter manipulative relationships get out of there as soon as possible if you do enter one. And if you want to change something like you want to get in shape then take this idea and give yourself a very strong reason to change like you want to prolong your life or walk your child down the aisle of her wedding, something that is very power and strong with you, this will massively increase the likelihood of you sticking to achieving that goal.

Before I continue to ramble on I better leave this one here so I shall leave you with this:

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from whatever makes you unhappy”

Sorry this is not my usual type of post but it is something I needed to get off my chest and get out their. Massive thank you to everyone who is following my blog, I’ve got myself a little audience who keeps coming back now which is really cool. If you like the content I create please let me know by liking it or leaving a comment to tell me your opinion, it would be greatly appreciated if you do that, I blog at least twice a week so follow me if you want to keep up to date, thanks ever so much again. Catch you on Tuesday. Ciao!

Practising What I Preach

Okay so I preach quite a few different things on this blog, three key ones are positivity, setting goals and holding yourself accountable, however these are 3 things that I am not great at performing… Why is this? Simple. I’m new to it. It’s as simple as that i’m just new to it.

Before I started this blog I was a very negative person, actually it wasn’t until I wrote ‘The Plan’ that my mindset started to change and I started to become a more positive person, this was because of a falling out with a friend and I realised something needed to change but I digress. I used to be the biggest pessimist you’ll probably ever meet, I have a genuine talent for creating excuses as to why something won’t work or it will go wrong whether that be straight away or 10 miles down the line, think of Will in ‘Good Will Hunting’ and his ‘Bullshit answer to everything’, that is the level i’m talking about here. Combine this with me being (or should I say used to be) a right lazy sod then you can imagine how much I needed to change.

After the argument with my friend and I realised something needed to change, I started to read books and listen to podcasts and do all these things to help change my mentality, I should also note this is about the same time I really got into working out. But to get from that state to being a really positive and productive individual is not easy, it is a massive gap between where I was and where I want to be and i’m not even close to being there yet, I am still in the process of changing my mindset.

Change takes time and effort and so far it hasn’t been a great deal of time and I haven’t put in as much effort as I would like to have done so what am I going to do? I am going to make myself accountable for my actions, I am going to tell you all about this and make sure this year is the year I completely change myself, 2017 is going to be the year when I let go of that lazy negative person I used to be and grow into the person I want to be.

Between now and next Tuesday I am going to sort out my goals and sort out a plan on how to get there, possibly a schedule of when I am going to do these things such as edit videos, upload them and when I’m going to study games development and then I am going to post it on next Tuesdays blog this will hold me accountable for my actions and make sure that I stick to what I want to do and achieve my goals!

Combined with this I am going to start doing things like writing 3 things I am grateful for every single day, this will further enforce my positive thinking. This is stuff that is going to need a lot of planning as I have a heck of a lot that I want to do and need to fit it around things like college/work/exercise hence why I am giving myself a week to get it all figured out and then next Tuesday I am going to update you with my goals, my schedule and maybe a couple more things.

But this is starting to drag on so I am going to leave this one here and I am going to leave you with this:

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

I would like to thank everyone who reads these blog posts, I’ve noticed some of you who read and like every single blog I post and it is very humbling to know I am creating content people enjoy or find useful or inspiring, it just means a lot to me so thank you very much. If you enjoyed it please give it a like and maybe a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks again for reading, I will see you on Friday. Ciao!

Top Three Reasons Why Most People Quit… Part Three (Final Part)

Well here we are, the final part of my top three reasons why people quit, if you have read my previous posts you will know what this one is. In my opinion this is the most important one hence why I have left it till last.

GOALS…. REALISTIC GOALS!!

I cannot stress enough how incredibly important this part is and I will admit its something I am guilty of not setting though this is something I am now trying to change. If you keep up to date with the content I post you will know I listen to a lot of podcasts, read books and just try and learn as much as I can from personal trainers, life coaches and other people who are knowledgeable in areas of fitness, business and personal development.

What is one thing that they all say? Set goals with a realistic deadline, this is something I touched upon with the example I gave in my last blog post. Set a goal for a years time like say you are really overweight and want to have lost 8 stone in weight then reverse engineer that, how are you going to get there? Set a goal of losing 5 stone by September and then come close and say lost 3 stone by June then come even closer and say you want to have lost a stone by end of February, this obviously works with different goals as well this is just the first that popped into my head.

Now the most important part of doing this… WRITE IT DOWN! You won’t believe how much of a difference it will make just seeing you goals written down on paper. It is all well and good having them in your head but as soon as you see them written down you will become a lot more motivated to do them then put it on your dresser or bedroom door, somewhere you will see it every day so every day you look at it and know what you are working towards.

Well there you have it the top three reasons why I think people quit, hope you found this helpful or interesting but for now I will leave you with this:

“Your vision of where or who you want to be is your greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.” – Paul Arden

Thank you so much for reading this blog post especially if you read all three parts to this one, I hope that somebody found this information useful and it will help them achieve their goals. If you enjoyed it please give it a like and maybe a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks again for reading, I will see you on Tuesday. Ciao!

Top Three Reasons Why Most People Quit… Part Two

First off i’d like to say thank you for coming back to read the second part of this post, the final one will be posted tomorrow at 6pm. This blog post is about the second reason why I think most people quit something whether that may be a weight loss goal or new years goal. So lets get right into it..

Next up is something I believe I have mentioned before and is something that I’ve done myself on this blog (saying I will upload every Tuesday and Friday) .. Being held accountable.

Not being held accountable for a task or a goal is a big reason why most people quit and give up, let’s say you want to learn to speak Chinese as one of your 2017 goals (use the word goals instead of resolutions, hardly anyone sticks to their new years resolutions but if you use the word goal it doesn’t have the same connotations that resolution has and you’re more likely a achieve it) a lot of people will do it for a few weeks and then find that they haven’t learnt as much as they wanted to or it’s just harder than they thought so they just think “to hell with this” and give up.

This is easy to do because only you know about it however if you went onto Facebook (or social media of your choice) and publicly announced that you are going to have learnt enough Chinese to have simple conversations by March and you’re going to prove it by posting a video of yourself talking Chinese on the last day of March then you bet your butt you’re gonna do it, this is because you don’t want to look stupid and don’t want to be seen as someone who’s failed or given up.

I was very careful with what I said in that example, firstly I said simple conversation by March, this makes it a realistic goal with a deadline so you won’t keep putting it off, if you just said some time this year then you’ll keep putting it off saying I’ll start tomorrow, I’ll start next week.. And so on until it reaches December and you give up, but having a short term goal with a realistic deadline you are much more likely to do it, then you can have a longer term goal to have a complex conversation in Chinese by November or something like this.

Secondly I said you’d post a video of yourself to prove it in March, this is very important because people are now holding you accountable because they are expecting you to do it and you think to yourself “crap I actually have to make this video so I need to be able to do it” this will further motivate you to get on with it and accomplish your goal.

This is why when someone has a personal trainer they tend to get better results than if they trained on their own. All the information that trainer can give you can be found in books or online but they push you and they hold you accountable for your training.

I think that is probably enough for this part so I will leave you with this:

“Knowing and not doing is the same as not knowing” – Robin Sharma

Thank you very much for checking out part two of this topic, I will be uploading part three at 6pm tomorrow. If you want to keep up to date with everything I post then please follow me. Also please leave me a like if you enjoyed it or leave a comment and let me know your opinions, I’ll see you guys tomorrow. Ciao!