THOUGHTS LEAD TO ACTION: WHAT THOUGHTS TRULY MANIFEST INTO REALITY

 

Photo of a Sign and Eyeglasses on Table

“What I think tends to happen.”


our thoughts

We have these thoughts on a daily that creep into our minds. And it can haunt us because often these thoughts translate into actions. That is the quote that exist; your thoughts become actions. But why do your thoughts become actions? I think a lot of things in my life, some good and some bad. But only very few stick in mind. Because I might be afraid to fly, but still fly. I might see myself as bird with flight like capabilities. But the only things that manifest is when I feel I can’t accomplish my goals. What is it about those particular thoughts that stick out the most?

real thoughts matter

The thoughts that stick in our minds and become actions are the thoughts where success in life is involved. When we see ourselves as a bird that can fly, it means nothing because humans don’t have flight capabilities. Yet when we see ourselves never succeeding our career, then the thoughts manifest itself. One of the reasons is that the things such as flight like a bird are a disbelief. No matter how many times I say I can’t flight, doesn’t matter, no human can. Succeeding in your career is a must to coexist in society. So it becomes a necessity. Anything that is need based becomes frozen in the mind. Another reason for people manifesting the success versus failure thoughts over others because it speaks to a want. I don’t want to swim across the Pacific Ocean from California to China. But on the other hand, I want to learn how to swim. Appealing to my want and not thinking I can, will keep me from ever learning to swim.

suspension of disbelief

Remember what I said earlier about flying like a bird. Scrape that, you can fly like a bird. I know it sounds crazy to discredit all of what I had just said. But there is a context to my speech. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish you have to remove reality to some degree. We had to think about flying like birds to create aviation. Because no human flies, we have to look at the closest thing that mirrors our creations. So in order to accomplish something that is a feat no human can physically do, but a machine can, your thoughts really have to be aligned properly. Because now, you are thinking outside the box and defying logic to accomplish a task. So protect your mental state because it can really alter your perception of the world around you and ultimately negatively effecting your directed path in life.


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TAKING YOURSELF TO ANOTHER PLACE: HAVING GOOD MENTAL ENERGY

Silhouette of Person Sitting Beside Body of Water

“Leave here and go elsewhere.”


state of mind

Beginning this month, I wanted to start out talking about good physical health. Well, here is the topic about good mental health. Because we seem to think that good physical health is good mental health. But it’s the other way around. If you want your body to be healthy, your mind has to be in a certain place. That’s why you are able to get out of bed and exercise. You have never heard of anyone with good mental health who takes care of their bodies. They are usually engaging in something that is harmful to them on some level. I have had the bad mental energy throughout my 20’s, and it showed in my body. So if your mind is not right, sometimes you have to leave this body and enter another celestial place. Well, how does one do that.

the internal escape

I love walking the streets of New York City and creating these very engaging scenarios that make me act them out in my head. Then I snap back to reality and realize that my day has been filled with something to think about other than my struggles. Having that void filler is crucial when trying to cope in day to day society. Putting yourself in an engaging scenario can aid you in exploring especially someone like me, when trying to stretch your mind creatively. But even when are not operating in a creative space, you’ll be surprised with what you find out about yourself. I have managed to deal with my depression and anxiety because I escape. And being with my thoughts creatively aids me in writing, which is a career goal for me.

tap into your inner solar system

The title of this header sounds rather ominous, but it can work if you know how to do so. You see, the human body must be looked at from the standpoint of the universe where our planet resides. And that means being able to look inside of yourself from the standpoint of how we look at Earth relative to the planets and stars in space. Put it this way, what sits at the center of the planets where everything is drawn to, the sun. All the planets are drawn to the sun, and rotate around the sun. The brain is the central nervous system of the body. And the entire body operates based on how the brain processes information and sends signals to pump blood throughout the body. So you can figure out what planets lie where, and feed them so they can make your body work properly. Meaning the kidneys need water, exercise for the heart, berries for the liver, whole grain for the intestines.


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MOVE AROUND: WHY YOUR BODY NEEDS EXERCISE

Woman With White Sunvisor Running

“Whip yourself into shape.”


get in the game

I try to make it a habit to wake up, place the medicine ball between my legs and leg lift into crunches in the morning and lifting weights. Now that I am in my 30’s, the idea of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. And the reason being is because Black men’s health is so low in comparison to everyone else. And then on top of that, people don’t workout as much in general. So then, by the time you turn 40 years of age, you start to experience health effects that should have been dealt with in your late 20’s, early 30’s. But instead, people say things like,  “Oh you’re young.” And that is the best time to start caring about your health.

not in the mood

My motivation to exercise is like a lot of people. Only difference is I can immediately throw myself into the game. If I need to make a lifestyle change, it doesn’t take much to get me up off the couch. But for the people who have such a hard time doing so, I would have to say, just do it once a week. Then after that you want to  move on to maybe twice a week, then forward. Because I grew up an athlete, so putting myself on a schedule that works for me is easy. Yet, for those that are not as athletically inclined, trying to stay motivated to keep moving is tough. So make sure you’re going at it at a comfortable enough pace.

quality of life

When you exercise and are in shape, the way you internally shifts. The clothes you wear will fit a certain way they have never fit before. The compliments become something that also makes you feel good, especially if you are a man. We love to be told how good we look since gaining muscle or losing a lot of weight. So get in the game, trust me, it feels to fit into your clothes and wake up healthy and fit.


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TIL YOUR HEART CONTENT: WHY EATING TO GET FULL IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST DECISION

Lunch table

“Eat it all.


stuffing yourself

I remember growing up and going out to eat at buffet style restaurants. They were the best places to take a family because it was easy to afford. But the problem with the buffet is that people don’t eat because they are hungry. They eat to get full, which is not the best way to be all the time. You should be eating when you are hungry, and then stop once you are no longer hungry. We are taught since childhood to finish your plate. But that is not always the best way. Finishing your plate might be overeating for some people. So what really is the best way to eat a meal.

internal erosion

Trying to eat everything until you’re filled can cause long term effects on the body. You don’t just gorge throughout your life because your body internally will start to show from years of abuse. Like for example, your stomach will start developing problems making it harder to digest food. You will also see other problems with digestion: intestines, pancreas, liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. Not to mention diseases linked to your consumption such as heart disease, diabetes, and types of cancers. Because there is nothing wrong with food, but eating until you develop illnesses, then yes, that’s a problem.

being an example

For those of you out there with children, they will mirror what you do. So when mom and dad fill their faces with food, guess who will follow suit. And because they have the genetics of both parents, you better hope mom and dad are not on the heavy side. Otherwise now you’re talking health effects passed to the kid. This is why teaching them to fill their stomachs until you can’t fit anymore is such a bad idea.So eat, but remember when you feel like you’ve had enough, let that be it. Because you’re only given one body, take care of it.


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CHOICES THAT SOUND GOOD: WHEN CHOOSING A CAREER BECAUSE THE LOOK OF IT

Black and Gray Photo of Person in Front of Computer Monitor

“It just fits.”


why we work

So many people in America attain their jobs just because of the title alone. And you reading this post could potentially be that person. So what are my thoughts on people who have careers just because it sounds like a good thing to pursue. For me, I don’t really have a view on the matter as it pertains to criticism. I just hope you have realized that the decision you just made is very long term. So don’t make a now decision for life because your life really is predicated on what you do for a living. And if you do have a career that hopefully you can make a change, you do so before you retire never doing anything I actually love.

making others proud

Everyone want to be able to look at their child and say my kid graduated from medical school. My kid is now successful attorney at a well-known law firm. But no parent walks around bragging on the fact that their child a sanitation worker or mailman. But why, they are making an honest living and taking care of their families. It’s because parents like the idea of how it is received by others in society. So the kid does what the parent want and pursue their career. Only problem is, they will resent what they do if not happy. Or, they become dissatisfied and turn their frustration on the people at their jobs. And then your child becomes the one that people despise.

money is the goal

You want to make all this money, but you have to realize that money is not the initial thing you are trying to attain. You should be trying to gain as much experience as possible that is en lieu of you making money. Because the money is not immediate, so most people give up while in it. Having the tenacity to stick it out is important. But if you don’t have the tenacity move on, stop trying to appease other people.


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WORK FOR FUN: TURNING YOUR FUN INTO CAREER

Jumpshot Photography of Woman in White and Yellow Dress Near Body of Water

“Make it a vacation.”


my work is my fun

We all have these visions of this dream job that involves us working and living everyday like it’s your last. Having this great career that means you get paid to have your fun. But the reality is, very few people will ever get their dream job. The majority of people will never be able to experience that jittery night before Sunday going into the next week. They will experience I can’t wait until Friday feeling so I can get out of here feeling. And that is no way to live, but it’s a realization for so many. So how do you land that dream job so can do what you love instead of what you have to do?

time energy money

You want that dream job, but the only thing that is holding you back is what? Nothing really, unless you want to factor in the lack of confidence. For starters, the time it takes to put into a career, so many people are afraid of failing. So what they do is live their lives not ever pursuing because of the fear. The fear of putting a lot time into something and it not working. Then there is the energy on top of the time. We have to accept our reality while working a dream. And that means time on top of time, with working a day and pursuing at night. But wait a minute, then there is the money it takes. And I don’t mean rich, I mean not having a relationship or not hanging with friends. Why, so that all your pennies go toward what you want over time.

taking opportunities when they come

Not every opportunity come sin the form in which you want it. Sometimes it comes in the form of cashless services. But who in their right mind want to work for free. But there are times where no pay or low pay have provided people  with the ground work of doing so much in their lives. For me, it’s buying a camera with my own money and small equipment as well as making my own short films. This is the start for my career as a filmmaker, photographer, and author. Take the risk yourself early on, and then people will be willing to work with you.


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I HATE YOU FOR YOUR SUCCESS: WHY SOME MAY HATE YOU FOR YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Hi Haters Scrabble Tiles on White Surface

“Your life their entertainment.”


self loath

I spoke in short about this very particular topic in the past. And that is that be prepared for you career to bring in hate as you climb the ladder to success. Because people will use your success as a means to understand why they are not achieving in their own lives. There will be all types of reasons as to how you had a different opportunity than they themselves had. But the reality is, very few people as oppose to the majority have a story that made it difficult for them to succeed. A lot more people just settled into a life, and or did not want to put in the time it takes to formulate into the person they wanted to become.

they hate you most the closer they are

You ever see a successful entertainer come out of their city and become a hit elsewhere. They are the most hated in their hometown the most. Why, well when you are from one place, they remember what you used to be. And it doesn’t dawn on them why you are who you are now. But most of all, you are a reminder of the time they wasted not doing anything. Now, if you come from a small place, then the hate will really grow because you found a way out of a situation so many want to do. I saw this first hand with a professional athlete from my small city. As with so many who were able to go on a do great things, so many didn’t. And he was a former street kid, turned athlete. So he really had people that were hurt over their situation.

how do you respond

How do you plan on approaching the hate yourself? That is the only thing you need to know. And if you are able to approach the situation and deal with it, then fine. And it should be a easy decision because someone else’s bad decisions have nothing to do with you.


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