“Concern should drive…

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If you read my episodic musing for this week, you’ll understand exactly what I mean. When you get worried, concerned, or fearful of what the future may hold, strategise – don’t victimise. Pull that discipline that you have out of you and make it go to work by using your inner drive to find a better way to push yourself forward.

Sometimes, it’ll be exhausting…that’s okay. Once it’s all said and done, you can take the time to wind down for a moment, detox, relax. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that moving forward can be exhausting sometimes…but there is something wrong with not moving forward at all.

Hope everyone’s having a great week.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 78: Drive…

Hope everyone’s having a great week. I know, I know, I missed For The Weekenders last week. I’ve got my reasons…but I can guarantee the next one won’t disappoint.

Alright so back to the topic at hand – this week’s episodic musing. A lot of people talk about discipline, and I have too in the past, but one thing I think that should be combined with discipline is drive. Why? Let’s get started.

Musings Episode 78: Drive…

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So drive and discipline, how are they linked?

Discipline can be considered developing a habit of doing something over time, so much that you do it whether you feel like it or not.

It’s like making something so much a part of your life that it feels like the requirement of eating or sleeping – it becomes essential and necessary.

But what about drive? Well I’d say drive is what makes that discipline actually pay off.

Think about it. You can have discipline in doing something, but that doesn’t mean you have drive to push you in whatever it is you’ve disciplined yourself to do.

In other words, you may have discipline, but may not be necessarily pushing yourself to your max in whatever it is you’re doing.

You may not be doing things as good as you could be doing them.

So going back to the food analogy it’s a bit like you may have the discipline to eat on time, three meals a day, but you may lack the drive to eat properly, with foods that fuel your body and are good for your overall health.

You could be disciplined to workout everyday but not have the drive to really push yourself beyond your limits in each workout.

Or you could be disciplined to take out 10 minutes a day to learn a language, but may just be repeating the words like a parrot rather than putting together a comprehensive and progressive study programme so you can actually become conversational in a certain amount of time.

So discipline is what can make your prepared and set you up for seeing results, but drive is ultimately what determines the quality of the results you’ll get in the end of what you’re trying to accomplish short or long-term.

Drive is also what can keep your standards high.

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While discipline is the furnace, drive is the logs you keep feeding it so you can produce a high quality heat.

Imagine if you just put sticks and branches into the furnace – you’re not really going to get any significant heat, now are you?

The same goes for life. Whether it’s a workout, a university degree, a career, a language, hell, even a video game you’re trying to 100% on, you can set aside and put in the time for it everyday, but what you do during that time will determine the results you have in the future.

You’ve got to constantly be seeking to get out of your comfort zone.

Things don’t really ever get easy – instead you get stronger, smarter, better, faster, etc.

But if you don’t have the drive to do what you’re disciplining yourself to do, you won’t really get any of those results.

Instead you’re more than likely to stagnate. Get comfortable. Develop a non-productive routine (a bit like watching TV – you just veg out).

You don’t want that.

You want that fire in your belly and the flame under your bum.

You want beast mode, where people look into your eyes and see a flame so fierce they look away because they know you’re in the zone.

This may just seem like I’m talking about workouts but believe me, you can apply the same fierceness to all aspects of life.

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I go into beast mode even in writing…with some good lofi hip hop instrumental at times, of course.

So really the key here is to not just do what you’ve disciplined yourself to do, but do it exceedingly well.

Always constructively critique what you’re doing.

Always see where you can make small but significant improvements.

Think of that drive like a steam roller…you want to crush an ineffective laziness in yourself, that tries to get in your way.

Complacency can be laziness.

But I say ineffective laziness because there are two types of lazy:

1. The “do absolutely nothing and make every excuse in the book” lazy.

Or

2. The “find a better, smarter, more efficient way of doing things” lazy.

Through drive and discipline, you can actually harness your laziness to suit your needs and make learning or accomplishing things way easier.

It’s all a matter of perspective.

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Discipline yourself to set aside time for whatever it is you want to accomplish – it’ll never be time wasted.

Drive yourself to do whatever it is you want to accomplish well and with a high standard in mind.

Learn to take steps that are smart, clever, and efficient so you can maintain quality and get the results you want.

Things don’t have to be hard – if you look at them a different way.

It’s all about perspective.

Think about it…

And as always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 76: Standards…

I’m hoping everyone’s having a good week. There have been a few thoughts bouncing around my head after last week’s episodic musing, one being standards. Let’s get started.

Musings Episode 76: Standards…

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When I say standards I don’t want you to limit yourself to just thinking of setting standards in relationships.

Instead, think how setting standards can extend to several aspects of life – health, money, appearance, intelligence, even spiritual/energy/vibrational levels.

Over the years I’ve realised there are imbalances that people build within themselves.

Someone will become really book smart, top of the class, but totally forego their health.

Another will push hard in the gym, going off bro science, but not really learn the real science behind it – diet, beyond-superficial strength, CNS health.

Some will push for financial success, but let their standards for their social circle drop – stepping on people’s toes, rubbing shoulders with ruthless (not shrewd) business associates, sacrificing having a quality social circle, all for the sake of adding digits to their bank account.

Others will dive into romantic relationships, abandoning friendships that have lasted for years – while others still will blindly follow their friends’ advice religiously without checking to see if their social circle is toxic.

One way or another, people have a tendency to fully dive into one thing, setting a standard for that specific area in their lives or themselves, while forgetting to maintain other aspects of said lives and selves.

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I understand that one should mostly play to their strengths, what they’ve been gradually mastering – it’s what moves a person forward quickly; but sometimes, it’s good to keep your weaknesses in check as well.

It’s even better to be a well-rounded person.

Life is a funny thing – it’ll teach you your weaknesses through experiences.

And sometimes those weaknesses will rear their ugly head when an experience feels like it’s busted right through your strengths.

It’s these moments, these times when you push through that are a testament to strength.

But in order to be strong all-around, you’ve got to set standards – in MORE than one area.

You’ve got to face your weaknesses too – otherwise your standards will inevitably be lower in those areas.

Think about it – you’re fantastic at being book smart, and that’s fine – that might get you that dream job you’ve always wanted…but you’re terrible at being street smart. You may suck at negotiating for instance, or recognising when that dream job is only paying you about 60% of your value.

And screw the “I’m not in it for the money” – no, you may not be, but you do deserve what you’re worth.

Because if you think like that – right there – you’ve already set lower standards for your value – even though you pushed in college/university to max out that value.

Contradictory and stupid, right?

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Let’s try another one.

You’re fantastic at finances, but inept in romantic relationships – meaning you may not be able to see if someone’s right for you – when someone’s in love with your money, or you.

Money can’t teach you that – being a whiz kid at math can’t teach you that. The only thing that can teach you that, is if you teach yourself to set a standard.

The only way you develop a standard, is to get out there and date – find out what you like in a person.

And don’t look for the money to make you likeable either – again, that’s lowering your standard.

Keep things simple, not flashy.

Because if you didn’t have the money, would your personality be a likeable one? If you can’t answer that, then you also might need to raise your standard when it comes to your personality.

You want to think about keeping your standards high with ALL aspects of your life.

Health and fitness – what you feed your body, your mind muscle connection.

Finances – what you’re willing to do for money, whether you’re willing to sacrifice that which can’t be bought.

Relationships – the way you think you ought to be treated by someone, how much your friends have your back (in a constructive way)

Energy – how much time you take out to get to know yourself, to re-adjust your energy levels, to not let existing or living life suck energy out of you, but breathe it into you instead.

Everything in your life should have a standard.

Sacrifices? Screw sacrifices – they’re just another coping mechanism created by mankind to say you can have this but not without giving up that.

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Life isn’t about sacrifices.

It’s about balance.

And balance is about standards.

Keep your standards up, and things become easier to balance – because you’re not constantly juggling the idea of “what important thing do I have to cancel out today to get this other important thing?”

Set your standards.

Prioritise, not eliminate.

And watch things balance out.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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