I interact with many people every day. Some people are happy, some are angry, others are depressed. You name it, there are all types of emotions out there and people ask me, "Don't you ever have a bad day?” And my response is that it's not that those bad days don't exist. It’s that I transform those bad days into good days. I mean, it doesn't matter what's happening in my life, I'm always smiling. I'm always motivating people and I think this is one of the reasons why people come to us and sign up here at Custom Body Fitness. One of my goals everyday is to release all my potential. Knowing that I am doing my best everyday makes my day a good day as well.
Why do I say that? Because there is a tool I use and I'm going to share it with you today, so you can also turn bad days into good ones. Have you noticed when you study history, people who have fought for freedom, all types of freedom, they are very motivated and they motivate their followers, people such as Gandhi for example? He helped his country to become free, but he had to be free himself first before he could help others. But Gandhi knew before he can free others, he needed to become free of his human desires.
We all are slaves and it's difficult to accept that fact…
But it's the truth. We live in a society where we are slaves of our desires, and that's one of the problems we have. Yes, many people have fought for freedom. When I think about others who don’t have the same freedom as I do, I feel very lucky to live where I do. But at the same time I've been working on my complete freedom, which is the biggest fight of my life. I want you to understand that you won’t be able to become the best you if you don’t free yourself from your carnal desires.
The problem with you being a slave of your desires is that anyone can make you their slave…
Because they know your weaknesses. Freeing yourself from your desires it’s how you're going to reach your full potential. You may have heard about how elephants are trained; usually they put a chain around the neck of the baby elephant and anchor it to the floor. When the elephant pulls very hard to try to get away, it's impossible because it doesn't have the strength. If you have seen an adult elephant and you see that the chain is very small compared to the elephant which it can break easily if the elephant pulls, but the elephant doesn't do anything to try and break free. The reason why is because the elephant has come to believe that he is not strong enough to do it because he tried back in the past and wasn't successful.
We are like the elephant. We are limited by our beliefs, but if we continue progressing to release all our potential we won’t be a slave to our beliefs, thoughts and emotions. When you practice self control and have conquered yourself, the world is yours. Life becomes easier.
but the most difficult thing to control is your desires.
Drinking is a great example. Many people drink to cope with depression and all the problems in their lives. That's the way they go through life, believing they can’t make changes, that they aren’t strong enough. That's how someone becomes an alcoholic or addict. They have not learned to fight and deal with the negative thoughts in their heads. Back in the past I used to give in to all my desires. Thinking that I was born that way; I couldn't change it; I had no power over it; but that was just an excuse. Now that I think about it, that was one of the biggest lies I told myself.
But when I fell into depression, I discovered the truth of not giving in to those carmel desires; it wasn't easy in the beginning. It took a lot of work. When you fight your human desires and you are successful at it, everything else becomes easier and you will start releasing your potential.
Release your potential...
The first thing that I recommend is give your life to God. I remember when I gave my life to God. It was a completely different experience than I had felt before. You feel a great inner peace. I'm not telling you this so you can become religious. I'm telling you this so you can experience it. I'm not saying don't go to church. Whether you do or not it's your choice. You can develop your spirituality in the way you want, but make sure you follow God's laws. Like there is the law of gravity, physical laws, there are also spiritual laws that you should follow for you to release your full potential.
Second thing, I started meditating with my eyes closed, I give myself ten to fifteen minutes and I focused on my goals. When I have that amazing goal that I have set for myself, I focus on it.
Meditation can give you the power to focus and you can live your life based on your goals. For example, for me it’s helping people, helping them get in shape. My goals then dictate what I should be and how I should be living every day. For instance, if my goal is to help people to become the best they can be, the first thing I'm going to do is be a good example for them to follow. I'm not going to lie to them or take from them. I should know the things that are going to help them by studying.
The third thing is to select good information. You have to feed our minds on good things. Can you imagine if all you do is watch dirty videos or read negative news about the negative things that are going on in the world? Instead of that you can focus on a lot of the good things other people are doing, moms wake up every day, go to work and feed their families, people are fighting against racism and war, against pollution of the earth.
You can start feeding your brain good information about how you can change your life…
How you can start controlling your thoughts, how you can defeat depression, how you can get in shape, and learn from others and being successful with your relationships. There are a lot of positive topics out there that you can choose from. Can you imagine if you do start only feeding your brain positive information?
Another thing is to take a look at the people you hang with…
Are they positive and look for good things in their life? Of course, I'm not saying negative people should be ignored. No, you can do your best to help them to get out of the hole they are in, but if they don’t want to make changes, and get out of the negativity, you need to walk away and you find the right people that are going in the same direction as you are.
Think about it, your brain is like a garden. You need to weed it thoroughly. If not, the weeds will take over. The same with your thoughts; you need to get rid of the negative and replace them with positive or they will take over. Sometimes those negative thoughts come and give you pleasure. That's one of the reasons why you continue to think those negative thoughts. But know this, those negative thoughts that are giving you pleasure, they add nothing good to your life. So look for the positive; find something that inspires. Know that you are becoming a better person every day. Know that you're going to leave a mark in this world, that you're going to make a difference. You will find happiness when you reach your true potential. Whatever goal you want to achieve, you need to start thinking about it, imagine it ,and meditate on it.
So once again, if you want to release your potential, the best thing you can do is start defeating your negative side and become better every day by following these recommendations.