3 Daily Happenings: Living it Right

10 Jun

I know we all wonder if we are living life correctly. I often remind myself: “Self, that is a stupid concern.” However, it isn’t surprising that even the most successful people would ask themselves that. In some ways it’s probably why they are successful to begin with. More accurately, what we should be asking ourselves is something like: am I being true to who I am, and am I making decisions based on my values? More times than not if those answers are yes, then so is the ever pressing concern as to the validity of your life.

Let me just remind you: you have incredible value, you are awesome, and whatever you CHOOSE to do with your life is all you need to do.

In an effort to calm any more fears of incorrect living, here are three happenings that if you come upon daily will help reinsure what a great job you’re doing.

1. Someone tells you thank you, and you do the same:

Someone should tell you thank you everyday. If they do, that means you are making a difference in people’s lives. It’s not hard to accomplish. It’s as easy as holding the door open. Moreover, compliment people, help people, give to people, and share your individuality with others. In return, make sure you say thank you as well. Say it too much, it never gets old.

2. Make your move, not what you think is the best “play”:

If you want to compliment someone, do it. If you want to call her / him, call them. Stop dissecting the ins and outs of how your gestures, actions, decisions, etc. are going to be received. What matters is that you acted on how you felt. If it doesn’t work out, so what. Keep doing it, and when it does you can know that person, job, decision, whatever, is the right one. Likewise, if you have criticism to give, an opinion to share, or a grievance to air, go for it. You’re not an ass hole, you are you, and your voice can be heard like anyone else’s. Again, it may not make a difference, or pan out ideally. Oh well; for those times that it does you will be thankful.

3. Train

Train your body and train your mind. Lift heavy shit, sweat through a t-shirt, write, read, converse on something other than other people. Lastly, train the mind by THINKING.

Remember, there is a time to think and a time to execute. Plus, all thought and no action gets you nowhere. HOWEVER, great people are often great thinkers. Let your thoughts go wild; just think about some topics aside from the usual (relationships, people, work, Mila Kunis). Give some deep thought to some new things, big things, vast things, unexplainable things. You will find unique relationships between them and the thoughts which occupy your mind all the time. Also, you will be reminded how small the things you make into a big deal really are.



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4 Responses to “3 Daily Happenings: Living it Right”

  1. Sebastian June 11, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Thanks for this reminders.
    Nice post to the right time.


    • gregtrainer June 12, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Thanks for reading, Sebastian! Glad it helped.

  2. Nicholas St John Rheault June 12, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Hey Greg,

    Great to see the similarities between how you, Eric Cressey and Tony Gentilcore write….. I’m super privileged to learn from individuals such as yourself. Carl, Phillip, Muller speak highly of every one of you at Cressey Performance….. Thanks from all of us.

    • gregtrainer June 12, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      I am privileged to help you, and your boys out! Great kids, willing to learn and accept criticism. We made them better benchers last night!

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