More Pillars for Abundance in Life

More Pillars for Abundance in Life

The other pillars in my life are:

When you’ve finally started taking care of yourself,
when you’ve finally allowed some time for personal growth
…you can finally focus everything else that will add abundance to your life.

You already have the strength to break free of negativity.
You have learned to not take things personally.
You have developed compassion towards other beings.

Everything only goes upwards from there.

You will have the foundation to build WEALTH and live the life you’ve dreamed of.

Because your new found confidence will take you to higher places.

While constantly searching for purpose, you will stumble upon new passions.
You will have the ability to take your experiences and contribute to the greater good.
You always find personal fulfilment when doing something you love.

You will have the time to satisfy your INTELLECT.

To be open-mind to new ideas.
To always seek new challenges.
To pursue lifelong learning.

This is vital for continuous personal development.

You will find success in nurturing your RELATIONSHIPS.

You will be surrounded by true friends who aren’t afraid to disagree with you.
They will point out your flaws and correct your misconceptions.
They will ground you by showing you things you can’t see.

Why surround yourself with people who will only tell you what you want to hear?
Why surround yourself with people who are exactly like you?
Without different mindsets, opinions and views on life, you will never grow as a person.

True friends will keep you rooted you to the ground, but feed you the water of life.

In the end, we all just want to be happy.

Happiness is well-being.
Happiness is life satisfaction.
But most importantly, happiness is contagious.
We all want to be around people who radiate positive vibes.

All these pillars, including spirituality and physical well-being represents the foundation and stability of your life. They need to be built and attended to as your grow as a person and they are the core of your personal development because without them, your strength will diminish.

What if an unexpected change suddenly materializes? Will you be ready to deal with it? Your life is only as strong as your weakest pillar. If one falls, the others will crumble alongside it so you will need to be focused on all of them, at any point in your life. If you succeed in one pillar but neglect the others, your life will become imbalanced and extremely prone to failure— if one leg of the table is broken, you won’t be able to hold anything up! You cannot work on your career and neglect your health and relationships, and you cannot spend all your entire life searching for enlightening and neglect your financial foundation, which is a necessity for basic survival.

If your foundations are strong, then you are ready to live beyond the normal parameters of life… to be able to take on greater challenges and responsibilities, and to live a life with greater purpose.

But perhaps none of your pillars are strong but that’s okay. As long as you ensure each are a work in progress that you are constantly attending to, you will do just fine in life.

Building these foundations are not for the weak. It requires a lot of time, strength and resilience. Are you ready to take responsibility for your own life?

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    The #2 Pillar in Life: Physical Well-Being

    The #2 Pillar in Life: Physical Well-Being

    I workout for aesthetics, not athletics.

    I don’t care about hitting PR’s or lifting heavier weights.
    In fact, I’ve barely progressed in weights for the last two years.
    Guess what? I don’t care.

    I workout to maintain my figure.
    I workout to look good…
    it is something I’ve always shamelessly admitted.

    When I look good, I am more confident.
    When I am confident, I am happier.
    When I am happier, I am more productive.
    When I am more productive, I make more money.
    When I make more money, I can do more of what I love.

    Traveling, hanging out with friends, nurturing relationships, eating good food…
    I seem to have more free time because I have less things to worry about.
    When you have the freedom to do what you want, life suddenly becomes much more fulfilling.

    Did you see how the simple act of treating your body like a temple cascades to all aspects of your life?

    On airplanes, they always tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping someone else.
    Think about it: How can you help someone else if you don’t take care of yourself first?

    When you are taking care of yourself, you become a noticeably happier and positive person.
    Positive energy attracts positive energy.
    It is simply the laws of attraction.
    You will in turn will be surrounded by the people you want to be around.
    People you look up to. People who will only lift you higher.

    “Too fab for your negativity!” You say to everyone else.

    It all comes down to happiness.
    … But without physical well-being, you don’t have a body to be happy in.

    How can you be happy if you aren’t happy with yourself?

    Take care of that temple you call your body.

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      The #1 Pillar in Life: Spirituality

      The #1 Pillar in Life: Spirituality

      I am not religious.
      I do not believe in god.
      Well I do… but I believe we are each our own God.

      Life is what YOU make of it.

      I do not depend on a deity to make my day good.
      Nor do I blame it when something goes wrong.
      I don’t pray to will and hope for things to happen.
      I go out and make it happen.

      I hold myself accountable for my own life.

      My faith is in myself.

      I try to experience the world pass what my eyes see.
      I try to be observant and notice everything around me.
      I try to be mindful of everyone and everything.
      I try to be understanding of everyone’s opinions.
      I try to be compassionate and dig for rooted truths.
      I try to be insightful and ask deeper questions.
      I try to respect that everyone has had completely different experiences in life.

      I am the person I am today due to MY past experiences and decisions.
      Everyone is the person they are today due to THEIR past experiences and decisions.

      We are constantly interacting with other people, with nature, with technology…
      We are all connected.
      To each other. To the universe.
      United, we are all one.

      Spirituality is essentially the search for connectedness, meaning, purpose, and contribution.

      Everything you see, touch, do, say and feel will affect something or someone around us.
      Be aware that gestures or words you think is insignificant may affect someone greatly.
      That’s how you suddenly feel so connected to the universe.
      That’s how you develop a deeper sense of meaning.
      That’s how you develop compassion.

      That’s how you strengthen your mental well-being.

      If you aren’t strong mentally, you won’t be able to deal with what life may throw at you.
      Surface level activities will drag you down to your demons.
      You won’t be able to comprehend hidden meanings…
      … clouded by brain fog and negativity.

      You strengthen your psych with knowledge.
      By asking questions and understanding.
      You learn to not allow external sources dictate your emotions.
      Because you realize it all comes from within.

      When you begin to develop a philosophical approach to life,
      positive attitudes, compassion and gratitude will flourish.

      You will realize how amazing it is to be alive.
      … how rare it is that we were even given this opportunity to live and breathe.

      Your psychological wealth will increase immeasurably.
      You will gain new perspectives.
      You will unearth clarity.
      You will secure hope.

      The world is constantly changing, so we must be constantly growing.
      If you aren’t adaptable, you will be left behind.

      I grow by continuously questioning myself and questioning life.

      I am on a never-ending quest of self-growth.

      Because I know happiness first comes from within.
      My path should not fall under the influence of others and society.
      My world is only what I perceive of it.

      Happiness first comes from within. It is natural for happiness to ebb and flow with life but …the world is what you make of it.

      Spirituality: “The intrinsic human capacity for self-transcendence, in which the self is embedded in something greater than the self, including the sacred.”

      It doesn’t matter where you find YOUR spirituality.
      You may find it through religion, meditation, yoga or through yourself.
      But find it.

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