At times life can be frustrating and overwhelming. It seems like things are a lot harder than they need to be or nothing is going right. You don’t have to succumb to the negative effects of hard work. Instead, you can reignite the passion in your dream and start succeeding.
The anxiety of throwing away your worries and your past to follow your dream is tremendous. But, the benefits of taking that first big step are worth it tenfold.
Once I took the big leap, I realized the amazing feelings it gave me to be doing what I’ve always wanted to do. Not very often can you find these feelings. In fact, sometimes the only way to feel them is to make a big change in your life to follow your dream and your heart.
You’ve thought about it, talked about it, and done nothing about it. It’s time to get yourself up and get your life on track to follow your dream. As I live my words and follow my dream, I want to share my experiences and advice with fellow dreamers who are ready to live their life, already.
The hardest part is starting to live your dream. You need to have a beginning, a push, a first step. Well, here’s step one.
Ready for Y2K version .08? First thing’s first: find some lucky devil to plant one on at the stroke of midnight. Then, lose 30 pounds, learn Mandarin, get a promotion, and spend every minute with your family and friends.
A little overwhelming? Unless you’re Superman, I think you might need a plan.
Every January 1st we make resolutions and every mid-February we’re stuffing our face with cake and don’t regret it until May. So, why is it so hard to just achieve our new year’s goals every year? Because we’re human. Yep, that’s right. Human.
So, to combat our fallibility, we need a few easy ways to keep on track of our goal for a happier and healthier year. Here’s the top 10 countdown to keep your new years resolution on track.
21 seems like only yesterday.
Today is my 22nd birthday and I want to thank my readers, subscribers, commenters, nay-sayers, lurkers, members, praisers, people who are much more successful than I, people who are much less successful than I, and people who are relatively just as successful as I. For every word and every line helps the community grow, learn, and find their own path.
And now, 22 things that happened on this day in history:
Are trends just the lazy way to design? Each new wave of “cool” brings a new wave of cookie-cutter designs. Is the art of design so fickle that originality is shunned for the “do what works” mentality?
It’s understandable that a specific designer has a style or a signature. However, it is bizarre that an entire culture will follow a design trend almost unwittingly. For the case of Web 2.0, we’ve definitely struck a design nerve and a style for this generation of the web. I don’t have to show you the design similarities between websites vastly different in content from each other, as I’m sure you’re inundated with them every minute you spend online.
My friend Rosie who is beautiful, smart, funny, and a very talented musician said she wanted to drop out of college and move to Seattle to pursue her music career. Talk about pursuing your big dreams fully.
When she first told me her plans to drop out and move to Seattle I was excited for her to take on such an immense challenge and pursue her dream so early.
She asked me to take some photos of her for promotional and marketing material. So, on my first photoshoot ever I took pictures of her and learned how to use my camera and work with a model all in one go. Then, when she came back from Seattle to visit, I took more pictures for her. Here they are:
Are you ready to cry your eyes out and feel good about life? Good, then grab the tissues and get ready for these moving videos.
I posted 10 mind-blowing sources of inspiration not too long ago and found that the videos were very powerful. It surprised me that long and short videos could make such an impact on people.
Although I love watching movies like Million Dollar Baby, Finding Neverland, and shows like Extreme Makeover Home Edition for touching stories, I never really thought that there could be such an amazing story told in less than 4 minutes. All of these videos proved that within 4 minutes you can be inspired equally, if not more so than in 2 and a half hours.
Now enjoy these fantastic videos that show how beautiful life can be.
It’s no secret that people fear interviews, auditions, and most of all, public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld put it, “The average person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Before interviews and auditions I always get nervous and have to psyche myself up. Usually by the time the actual event comes around, I’ve calmed down and nail it. It’s by no inherent confidence that I do this, since most of the time I can’t eat and feel the horrible twisting of my stomach just like anyone else. Pre-game determination and steps to psychologically get yourself ready will far outweigh even the most overconfident person’s preparedness.
Here are some of the most helpful things you can do to boost your confidence and overcome your fear.
The average person spends more than 2.5 hours a day watching television. Many of us spend a full 8 hour workday in front of our computers, and then hop online as soon as we get home. Is it any wonder we feel detached, stressed out, and unhappy sometimes?
I know it’s hard to put down the computer. There’s an almost infinite world wide web out there. Even if you love to Stumble Upon, there will always be the next dramatic chipmunk video you’re missing out on.
The television isn’t any easier to turn off. With awesome shows like Heroes, The Office, and Nip/Tuck, it’s almost a sin to miss out.
All these distractions can weigh down on you and make you miss the important things in life. Whether it’s taking steps to achieving your dream or just being with people and creating relationships, you need to escape the deadly glow.
Not only will you save money and energy, but you will be doing your part to be green and healthy.
So, how do you free yourself?