Directing away from my usual art and design posts, I’d like to talk about something that’s been driving me crazy lately. That topic is self-discipline. After years of living as an unfocused individual caught in the moment, I finally have started to get my life back on track again just by fixing the reward system in my brain. We live in an age where the typical American watches tv, eats poorly, lays glued to a couch, stares at their phone hours on end, and so much more actions that inhibit us. It’s time to take a second to reflect on what truly gives us a long felt happiness.
When you think about it, satisfaction is far different than comfort. When we are comfortable, we tend to indulge in safe spaces that we are used to. This often seems harmless, yet the act of running away from the unknown actually may hold us back. So when do we feel satisfied? Well honestly, it can vary. Satisfaction is built upon countless hours of hard work, years of practice, goals achieved, appreciation for life, and many other aspects. The point being that satisfaction is earned and doesn’t serve as a temporary mask for pain.
I believe now that challenges should be embraced and not disregarded. Stepping out of your comfort zone is scary, in fact, it should always have that unknown element of mystery. The first step is always the hardest. If you know what problems are hurting you, only you can break the mold and take action. In the past six months, I have been able to clear my acne, focus more on school, work out routinely, cut out negative friends, gain confidence, cut soda/fast food addiction, and so much more. As I am always learning, I hope to post more life wisdom or updates. But for now, I’d just like to leave a message to anyone out there who is reading this: The more you give, the more that life gives back.
Until next time.