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We've all got two wolves in us. A good one and a bad one.
Best I can tell we just got to feed that good one a little more
Happiness is an emotional response to an outcome.
If I win I will be happy, if I don't I won't. It's an if-then,
Quid pro quo standard that we cannot sustain.
Because we immediately raise it every time we attain it.
happiness demands a certain outcome. It is result reliant. And i
You're gonna be let down frequently and you're gonna be unhappy
Joy's a different thing. It's something else. Joy is not a choice.
Joy is the feeling that we have from doing what we are fashioned
Now personally as an actor. I started enjoying
my work and literally being more happy when I stopped trying to
A means to a certain in. For example, I need this film to be a
You know, I need my performance to be acknowledged. I need the
All those are reasonable aspirations, but the truth is as soon as
The daily making of the movie the doing of the deed became the
I got more box-office more accolades and respect than I ever had
See joy is always in process. It's under construction. It is in
Alive and well in the doing of what we're fashion to do.
And enjoying. The easiest way to dissect success;
You mean thanks for that which we do have, for what is working.
Appreciating the simple things we sometimes take for granted. We
And that gratitude reciprocate. Creating more to be thankful for.
I'm not saying being denial of your failures. No, we can learn
But only if we look at them constructively. As a means to reveal;
what we are good at, what we can get better at what we do succeed
We try our best. We don't always do our best.
And since we are the architects of our own lives.
Let's study the habits the practices the routines that we have
Our joy, our honest pain our laughter our earned tears.
Let's dissect that and give thanks for those things. And when we
It's a get-rich-quick on the Internet riches 15 minutes of fame
But we all want to succeed, right?
So the question that we've got to ask ourselves is what success is
Is it more money? That's fine. I got nothing against money.
Maybe it's a healthy family. Maybe it's a happy marriage.
Maybe it's to help others, to be famous, to be spiritually sound.
Continue to ask yourself that question. Now your answer may change
Whatever your answer is; don't choose anything that will
Prioritize who you are who you want to be and don't spend time
Don't drink the kool-aid man. It tastes sweet, but you will get
All right life is not a popularity contest. Be brave. Take the
What's my hill? Well for me it's a measurement of five things. We
We got my health mind, body and spirit. We got career and we got
These are what's important to me in my life right now.
Because I want to keep all five in healthy shape.
And I know that if I don't take care of them if I don't keep up
One of them is gonna get weak man. It's gonna dip too deep into
So first we have to define success for ourselves.
And then we have to put in the work to maintain it. Take that
Tend our gurdan. Keep the things that are important to us in good
Defining ourselves by what we are not is the first step that leads
You know that group of friends that you hang out with that really
You know, they gossip too much or they're kind of shady.
They really aren't gonna be there for you in a pinch.
That we keep going to. That we always seem to have the worst
Right? The computer screen that keeps giving us an excuse not to
engage with the world and get some real human interaction.
I bet that food that we keep eating and stuff to taste so good
makes us feel like crap the next week. We feel lethargic and we
Well, those people those places those things.
Stop giving them your time and energy. Just don't go there. I mean
And when you do this when you do put them down, when you quit go
And you couldn't given them your time. You inadvertently find
that are healthy for you. That bring you more joy. Why?
Because you just eliminated the who's, the where, the what's in
I promise you this too many options will make a tyrant of us all.
If you do this you will have accidentally;
almost innocently put it in front of you what is important to
It's hard. So give yourself a break
Eliminate who you are not first and you're gonna find yourself
Make voluntary obligations, I'm talking about the ones that we
With our God. With our own consciousness.
I'm talking about the you versus you obligations. We have to have
Now again, these are not societal laws.
Expectations that we acknowledge and endow for anyone other than
These are not the lowered insurance rates for a good driving
You will not be fined to put in jail. If you do not gratify these
no one else covers these but you. They are your secrets with
Personal protocols. And while nobody throws you a party when you
An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind. And when you lay down
These are your personal jiminy crickets and there are not enough
We do our best when our destinations are beyond the measurement.
exceeds our grasp and when we have immortal finish lines.
And when we do this; the race is never over the journey has no
because we are always on the way.
Do this and let them; let somebody else come up and tap you on the
Let them run up and tap you on the shoulder and say "Man, you
Let them come tell you you can go home now. Let them say "I love
Take the lid off the man-made routes that we put above ourselves