Wednesday, January 23, 2019

RIDE & RUN-derful Wednesday

It's important to take stock in life's everyday blessings. Sometimes I have so much going on that focusing on the small things make me smile, as well as force me to live in the moment and not take things for granted. My goal is to set aside one day a week to discuss a favorite quote or theme that currently resonates with me when it comes to running, BMX or just life in general.

This week's thoughts include:


Surround yourself with positive people and positive vibes come naturally. The environment we choose to surround ourselves with influences our experiences and perspectives, so let's make it a positive one. can't NOT be true...RIGHT??

Lately I've been reading a lot about expending energy on useless things, why we think we have to and why it never turns out to be a good idea. I've been SO motivated lately when it comes to the concept of wasted energy and understanding my reasons behind failed actions. This has me thinking about the specific environments we choose. 

The things I want to do well, like running and racing for instance (among other things), take a lot of dedication and love to accomplish. I find that I fare much better if I'm in a positive, encouraging environment, don't we all? Because of this, I don't have time to be around those who don't support my dreams, either behind my back or with passive aggressive comments. I'm sure we've all known that type of individual. They may have jealousy issues, they make it a point to one-up you, point out any and every flaw and NEVER seem to be truly happy for your accomplishments. What's the point then, right??!! 

In an effort to minimize wasted energy, I made a decision late last year to distance myself from negative, toxic and jealous friends and to surround myself with like minded people who celebrate and appreciate our friendships. To surround yourself with positivity doesn't mean only attracting "yes men", but it also doesn't mean that you have to have a falling out with every one-upping frenemy out there either (this would also be "wasted energy"). What it means is to understand when a friendship isn't healthy and back off, placing as much distance as you need between yourself and the other person. 

Don't let yourself get pulled down by negative people. You can't change them, so don't spend too much wasted energy on what could be time spent on accomplishing your goals. 

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