Focus On What’s Important In Life

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The only thing constant in life is change. This is something I have learned time and time again. Nothing is ever what you think it is. Life and your personal environment is in a constant state of metamorphosis. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Change keeps life interesting. If nothing ever happened or changed, then where would the excitement of living life come from?

My life the past few months have been an absolute roller coaster. There have been some deep valley lows, and some intergalactic highs. Sometimes the changes come so rapidly you don’t have time to adjust or absorb from the previous change. And let’s not forget about external influences that can certainly dictate the energy in your space. I’m a pretty busy guy. I’m not one that usually sits still for very long. So with all that life throws at me, how do I keep myself from going to the CooCooBanana house? I focus on what’s important in my life.

Drama, life changes, and unexpected events are going to happen. It’s a fact and there isn’t a thing you or I can do about it. What we can do is adjust our responses to said variables. The actions of others or other forces are powerless without the energy of our reactions/responses.

Whenever I feel myself getting down, or feel I am off balance…I try to adjust my perspective on life and course correct as quick as possible. I count my blessings. I remember that I am an able-bodied person that is blessed to be able to breath and blink my eyes on my own. On a higher level, I am able to run! Taking it a notch further, I am blessed to be able to run in amazing races around the country and have brands that stand behind me! I have a great family support system I couldn’t ask for a better one. I have a job that helps me to realize my dreams. I am healthy. I am here. When I think about all of these things, life doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

Now, if you do find yourself getting down or feeling off-centered, it is important to realize what those feelings are. You need to acknowledge them, work through them, and realign your mind, body and spirit. I know this sounds easier that it is, and it certainly is a process…but it’s helped me in the past.

Why am I writing this post? Because I have found that the past few months for me have been full of interesting changes, and observations. I am sure you have your own experiences you could share, but this blog is a great way for me to get my thoughts out and reaffirm some basic principles. This blog is also here for you. So, if my thoughts help you in the slightest…well then I feel as if I have done something good.

Now, time for some meditation before bed. Stay focused on your prize.

  • Heather Iacobacci-Miller
    February 28, 2014

    I think it’s really important to learn from those highs and lows. Life is all about balance and REbalance as well. Things shift, we shift.

  • Jolene Sarnowski
    March 11, 2014

    I am so very proud of you, I will be following and supporting you during your running career. Keep it up…your a great inspiration to me

  • keirahenninger
    March 31, 2014

    LOVE this. You are a true gem Linz.

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