Need More Momentum in Your Day?
I clearly remember my last few years. How I was getting every morning and rarely smiled. I imagined I am a warrior and I was going to fight any obstacle I face this day. I imagined I was getting what I want this day with fight and hustle. I was too serious. I was visualizing how I was hustling through my days and achieving my goals with great effort. Probably subconsciously I was inspired by movies like “Pursuit of Happiness”. And should I say that I got what I asked for? Nothing ever came easy to me.
To top it off I was just plain worn out. I was tired. I had a Lifetime argument with myself and I realized: That nothing good comes from pushing back and trying to fight the obstacles.
In fact, it led me to a quote I would read over and over from Nietzsche. He wrote: “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster.”
I would use this statement as a form of inspiration, and first told to me from the people in my life at the time. I now consider these people to have been leaders for my spiritual journey I had yet to take, but that would soon begin when I understood that I wasn’t happy with my life.
My thoughts were soon consumed with a single burning question: How do I have a great life?
I spent years of my life believing that having money, or getting more money than someone else would be the key to unending happiness. But the reality isn’t as complex as all of what it takes to fill up bank accounts. There’s a formula for a better life and it says that the more good days you add in, the greater your life will end up being.
My mind soon became fixated on the steps that it would take to make each day a good day, so that in the end I could deem my life to have been great. And it’s very important to make clear that I focused on the process not on the end goal. The important part of this process was to never lose sight of the importance of feeling good. It was in this point of self-reflection that I could identify the things in my life that I was consistently doing wrong.
Buddha would say that every morning we are born again anew. Today, and what you do with it, matter much more than the days that you have behind you.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ― Gautama Buddha
I decided that every single morning I would get up and I would spend 30 minutes working towards building momentum. This would be instrumental in my attitude in facing the everyday challenges of living life. Over the next several minutes I plan to divulge my morning ritual to you.