“People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.” ~ George Eliot
We are way to concerned with what is happening at a national or international level. Right living starts at home and with our own innangarths.
Courage & Bravery is something we should push for in ourselves. And we should pretty much leave everyone else alone. The world needs more people ‘doing’ the little things..
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
The Phoenix (Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ phoinix)
The power of creation comes in birth and growth. But at times in order to create something must be destroyed to make room. In this way we create the space needed.
Looking truthfully at the life we are living we can see if it is working or not. It’s easy to be critical of others but it takes the focus off our own lives and what may not be working.
The power found in destroying comes when it’s focused on burning away what isn’t working in our own lives – habits, mindsets, lack of clarity. From this new space we have created in our minds and life we can breath new life.
The phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its former self. Life after all is about progress not perfection and we will redefine ourselves many times throughout our lives.
Boy becomes a man, a man becomes a husband, a husband becomes a father, a father becomes a grandfather.
Despite what’s happening around us as society seems to limp along, we can create our own world. The world we build can be built on the foundation of traditions, rituals, real meaningful relationships -innangraths with a focus on brotherhood and sisterhood.
Through this we find Frith – peace of mind, purpose, interdependence, shared struggle and order within our kindreds.
Everything you do you have the choice to be intentional. To choose what it takes to follow through on all of your initiatives. If you lose – this is how I will react.. If something isn’t going quite right then this is how I will handle it. We aren’t always thinking win win win, things will not always be going our way. There are things simply out of our control.
Focus on being intentional of the things you can control, which will drive progress towards what that big goal and big vision is.
- You can control Passion.
- You can control Effort.
- You can control Attitude.
- You can control Focus.
We can control whether or not we choose to connect with our why and our purpose and why we are taking action. We control what kind of information and inspiration we put into our brain. We choose what we focus on.
It’s all about being intentional.
Are we doing the things that someone who has reached our vision is doing? What does our day look like? Does our day look like an MMA Champion’s day? Does our day look like a successful business person’s day? If it doesn’t then we have a disparity that needs to be corrected.
Nothing happens without being intentional. We have to constantly up our standards. Everybody goes through the same stuff. Everybody will wake up some days and not want to train. But we wake up and tell ourselves why we are doing it. Day 1 of training is a lot different then day 100.
We’re sore, wore out, dragging a bit. Writing the reason down so we can remind ourselves why we are doing it. We take the momentum we’ve built and use it. We can be intentional on building that momentum and using it. If not then feelings will take over. But when we have a certain standard we hold ourselves to then we can overcome those feelings. WE have to choose a standard for ourselves. WE have to choose to raise our own standards.
It has to be a choice.
We don’t just wake up and do what we do. Its a result of creating habits and standards base upon the mentors, clan and the people who have been there for us in the past.
It’s a decision. Tony Robbins says success is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics – 80/20 rule. Our clan holds us to a certain standard but we still have to choose it. That choice we make is being intentional about what we do.