It’s energizing to be around someone who has a positive outlook on life.  Merely observing an animal or a child experiencing an unclouded life is enough to warm our hearts, bring a smile to our face and be reminded that living a Big life is found in celebrating the small joys.

Here’s the thing though, as powerful as the small joys are they do not come with flashing neon lights and a hand to slap you in the face to say “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”!  If you are not careful you will miss them all together.

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Protect your brain space.  Ask, what am I feeding my head, heart and soul?  What media are you eating? Is it filled with sadness, destruction, death & fear, sprinkled with a funny cat video?  What does the company you keep sound like?  Does it sound like complaining, whining, victim language set on repeat with no desire to take action on a real positive change?

Wake up to your OWN life. Do you wake up to your Facebook feed or your email inbox?  If the answer is yes, consider  This is waking up without a purpose, this is waking up in default to everyone else’s life.  There is zero power in living in default and zero chance of living the life that leads to a legacy. leave-a-legacy

Ignorance is certainly not bliss.  I am not suggesting that you be oblivious to the world, to the real plight that weighs heavy on earthly beings. I am however urging you to gauge how much “news” you are taking in, to have a limit on listening to Bullsh** both from the media and the people in your life. Shine the spotlight on your own language and behavior…ever take the no complaint challenge?  Go for it…check out Tim Ferriss’s blog for the guidelines…I bet you’ll be surprised at the crap that comes out of your brain and then your mouth.

Getting present to your own behavior is a present that only you can give yourself and truly it’s life changing for you and everyone around you..even your pets! 

As always I  would love to hear from you..leave a comment or email me tarastone@kw.com

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