You Are The Result of Results
Posted on December 2, 2013
There is truth to be found in being lost.
If you listen hard you will be able to hear things you’ve never heard before. When things are going strong, life is easy.
You can step on the gas and go a little bit faster. But when you come to a screeching halt, pull off the road, and get out of the car to walk around a little bit…that’s when things can get pretty interesting.
Those are the moments when you really need to listen to what is going on inside.
Sometimes you have to disconnect.
We live in a very busy world. There is a ton of information, massive amounts of media, and opportunities to forget what truly matter in this life (at least from what I’ve found).
Sitting down and connecting with others and talking about things in real life has become more and more rare.
Being able to sift through the b.s. takes more than one rake.
Maybe even more than ten rakes. And the opportunity to listen to yourself has been muddled by persistent calls from the outside world.
Sometimes, you have to turn off your phone, close your computer, and take a walk by yourself. You have to tune in. You have to breathe.
Life, as you know it right now, is a sum of all the of the decisions and events that have ever happened to you.
The body you are in, the mind you have, and the life you have is a result of consistent results over time.
While this may be an exhausting idea, it is also an incredibly liberating idea. The fact that you are the result of results means that you can change at any given moment.
Yes there is a lag to this because all things worthwhile take time and effort, but nonetheless, you can change the course of your life.
If you want something different for yourself, you can create it. If you want a different mind or body, you can form it.
The challenge comes in being able to continue through the struggle. Those times when you want to give up and quit are exactly the moments when you have to act with purpose.
You have to have intentions behind your actions when things are difficult because to go in the direction you want to go takes a massive amount of effort, concentration, and willingness to continue repping it out through lives heaviest weights.
I have struggled through these times significantly.
Being able to see the dreams written on paper in front of me, with the plan, and not being able to muster up the courage to really go after it has been difficult.
It’s been difficult in the way of knowing you can, and at the same time, doubting that same knowledge. But I think that’s the point.
Confidence has a sliding scale. You tip one way and you tip the other. You have to ride the wave of the times when you are in action and you have to pull yourself out of the mud when the scale tips the other way. You have to find ways to motivate yourself.
True, motivation from another person helps a lot, but being able to get yourself out of it when you really need to is invaluable.
You can take that to the bank every single time.
You are a result of your past actions.
If you want something greater for yourself, then create different actions.
I am going to start doing things very differently.
And hell, we will see what happens.
The Better Man Project
Greetings! Your words keep me motivated and remind me how invaluable it truly is to drag your butt to the gym, even in minus 30 degree weather WITH a snow blizzard. That inner gusto that keeps you going. Not for that perfect body, but to perfect our willpower to keep going, in face of gusty winds and threatening downpours.
As always, well said!
We struggle every now and then, and we received the outcomes. I put up my goal too high that sometimes I barely see it. Yet I believe in the path I took, even though I am still struggling to move from where I stand now to accomplish and see the result. Thank you for an amazing post.
Very well written. Worth thinking about. Thank you.
You are wise Evan. Since my accident I was forced to mourn my perfect life, and now I am re-creating who I am. What an opportunity to build a new and improved model! Not easy – but I love a challenge. You must be an old soul.
Hope your book sales are great-selling is a tough avenue, but I think if ONE soul reads you and gains from it, then you are 100% a hit!
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Valuable thoughts, thanks for writing this. I remind myself often that the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
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This is an excellent post. This is exactly where I am now, and this resonates with me
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Hi, Evan. I have been a follower for a year through two blogs! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Shauny Award.
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I know it’s been longer than a minute since I’ve posted, but with good reason. Besides all of the other things I have going on that I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been hit with a major life changing event that I’ve had to deal with. I will let you all know about that in due time, but I figured I could at least re-post any posts from other bloggers that I deem helpful and enriching to my blog. Make today a worthy day!
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I couldn’t agree more
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Very inspirational!!! I love it. 🙂
To find happiness within myself. OH, and to lose WEIGHT.
My biggest goal was to be an author. Published this Friday! Now I have to set the next milestone.
Great post – thank you for that!