Value Your Reward System

Once you decide to stop rewarding yourself, you will begin to achieve true benefits. Change the way your body seeks and acquires rewards so that a substitute of true inner desire can take its place. Allow yourself to feel desire & craving. Recognize its presence and its benefits. DON’T stop feeling it! Soon enough the subconscious wants will turn into conscious needs, and the true desires of your heart will manifest through your actions.

Suppress the want. Embrace the need. Begin the hunt. It’s time, indeed.

Your brain is hard-wired to grasp onto rewards. Advertising and marketing agencies, along with social media platforms, are targeting your reward system to keep you interactive. These agencies know exactly what you like, why you like it, and how to give you more of it. Don’t get sucked in to anything that lacks meaning or purpose.

We have a circuitry built on a chemical release of dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are quickly activated through the use of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, porn, even phone and computer use: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat etc. (getting likes, scrolling through pictures). When you stop using these EASY tools of self-satisfaction, you find yourself engaging with your environment to find a plane of existence that is higher than mundane pleasure. Who knows what rewards you will find when you stop taking the easy route!

Your reward system is what makes you want to conquer and seize the day. Don’t let anything take that drive away from you.

Intelligence is Anti-ego

Smart people don’t need to feel smarter than people.

Smart people want others empowered to share ideas that broaden and expand perception.

Smart people don’t have to be right, but HAVE to find the truth.

Intelligence is relative to your openness to unexplored ideas. That which you don’t know could be enlightened by your recognition of that.

Don’t let your ego get involved with your search for understanding.

Educate Yourself

When we begin to standardize education, it can become problematic for individuals finding their true usefulness. To think that we all learn the same things in the same way would be contradictory to an evolutionary standpoint on information. We all have different desires and ideas, which is what makes us so beautiful and unique. When we go by the idea that we should all be learning the same materials from the same people in the same fashion is preposterous. When we all focus on our own ideas and our own mentors, we BECOME teachers of unexplored ideas and it is up to us to collect and organize the information we are given.

Explore the pinnacle of your consciousness and share this with others. Never let anybody else’s standards or expectations of you become your own outlook on yourself. You should be your harshest critic and your best friend. If you aren’t doing well, don’t wait for someone else to tell you to do well. Look at yourself honestly and change.

Up To You

Treat yourself like your best friend because you, ultimately, have to live with yourself at the end of the day. How would you treat someone who is worthy of greatness? It’s all a self-belief system setup by you. The common catchphrase is “my own worst enemy”, but it could very well be “my own best friend”. It’s your choice at every moment.

It’s not about pushing the gas but releasing the brakes. Things to let go of in order to win:

  • Pleasing others
  • Overthinking
  • Living in the past
  • Fearing change
  • Complaining
  • Blaming
  • Being entitled
  • Victimizing yourself

It’s good in a world that’s not so black & white to hold back from labeling everything (including yourself).  Things come as they do. To label anything would be to diminish the complexity. Life isn’t concrete, but fluid. It’s up to us how we perceive.

Find what you want to do, and go and do it. Don’t know how or how to get better? Google it. Youtube it. TRY… or stay in your comfort zone and give up. It’s on you. What will YOU do?