Why I Don’t Care About Success?

by Jeremy Michaels

A lot of people in my field write about how to be successful, but I try to avoid it. It’s just not something I believe is important.

Now, that might seem weird to you. Like, what kind of loser doesn’t want to be successful? Me, I’m that loser in your mind. Or am I really?

Obviously, the first problem with success is how you define success. Is it becoming famous? rich? creating a world changing business? coming up with an idea that changes people’s lives? helping others? being happy? So many people with values similar to mine would reject the traditional definitions of success which are being rich or famous, or creating a huge business or even having the best-selling book.

And those people are right in my opinion. If all you’re striving for is money, you’ll do horrible things to get it. If all you want is a successful business, you’ll screw people over to get it. If all you want is fame, you’ll give up your dignity to achieve it. And that’s not “love” which completely goes against my character and my values. I am love…

I could probably get a book on the New York Times best-seller list if I really tried, but it’s not something I care enough about, and I know I’d have to do things I wouldn’t be happy doing in order to get there. I’d have to make promises I couldn’t deliver on, sell something to people who are looking for answers I don’t have, trick them into buying my book and go against my morals and character to become successful in that marketing, advertising and business field.

I could make a lot more money than I make now if I capitalized on all the readers I have and pressured them into buying something or doing something to benefit me toward success. But I really don’t think that’s a good thing, nor a loving way to be so I’d feel crappy doing that. It’s not me and never will be. I’m the oppostie of an entrepeneur because i am love and I refuse to profit and gain off others.

So those who teach you to be successful or are already successful, they’ll share methods that are a bit shady sometimes. If not, often they sell you platitudes that sound good but are too vague to really mean anything.

I’ve read many articles and blogs on how to be successful and I can’t avoid finding them because they’re everywhere, and rarely will any of them really show you how to get where you want to go. And when you don’t get there, you’ll blame not the success system, but your own inadequacies. And that’s ultimately the deeper problem.

Whatever your definition of success is, it’s something you’re looking for. Something that exists in the future. It’s based on your desire to achieve something, your feelings that you’re not where you want to be. That’s why the snake oil salesmen are so “successful”. They capitalize on the feelings of inadequacies that other people have. And I think that’s horrible and the sole reason why the world is the way it is.

But beyond that, the trap of striving for this future “success”, it’s never-ending. You strive for more, and then when you get there, if you ever get there, you’ll strive for more again. You’re never satisfied. People who have a billion dollars, for example, they’re successful, right? Why don’t they stop trying to make money, then? Why would they possibly need more than a billion dollars? How can you possibly spend that much? They strive to make more because there will never be enough. They’ll never be successful enough. That’s true not just of the rich, but of anyone who strives for their version of success. Striving is a condition that doesn’t have an end, unless you give it up.

Now let’s talk my perspective. I might have a lot of readers now on this website, over 100,000 a day but I don’t feel that’s what makes me a success. I’ve been a success since day 1, because even when I had 0 readers, I was doing what I loved. Even when no one else would have called me a success, I absolutely loved writing and self improving and I was as happy as I am right now.

Success isn’t about achieving something in the future to me, but about doing something right now that you love. So doesn’t that mean I care about success? Well, sure, because I define success as whatever I love to do and passionate about. I’d rather live comfortably and happy then strive for a never ending more that the averaged person is conditioned to. Success really doesn’t have a meaning, does it? Because your definition of success is whatever your mind and perspective makes it out to be. So if success can mean anything, then it means nothing.

So forget about “success”, and just find value. Values and morals include happiness, joy, passion, love, giving, caring, sharing, helping and awesomeness right now, in this moment. “That” is a success you can achieve without any self-help course, without any methods, without going against your character and purpose, without using, owing, borrowing, forgetting, neglecting and unloving people. It’s a lifestyle of value and purpose that brings unlimited happiness and love.

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Why You Shouldn’t Get A Job.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea.  There’s only one problem with it.  It’s stupid!  It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income!  This is truly income for dummies.

Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Don’t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking it’s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when you’re working? Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps? Or it is the way you were raised?

Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, living life, spending time with family and kids too?  Why not get paid 24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them? Why not your bank account?

Who cares how many hours you worked? Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at work. Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60 hours a week. But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care how long it took me to write this blog? Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3 hours? Probably not.

People often start out on the traditional income for the dummies path which is physically working for your income. So don’t feel bad if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suckered. Eventually you’ll realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to value your time.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work and helping others. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of maintaining your income.

Don’t let your limited experience phase you. You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable in life. And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth squat. In fact, ask yourself what the experience you’re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years? Will your job even exist then?

Consider this. Which experience would you rather gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well — one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money. Or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again? Now I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the latter experience. That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldn’t you say?

Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet. Look around you and observe. Really look and tell me what do you see? Are these the surroundings of a free human being? Or are you living in a cage for unconscious animals? 90% of the population works for someone instead of ourselves. We live in a corporatracry ran by corporations and banks who rule us all. Not only we work for them in some way, we also are continously brainwashed by them.

How’s your obedience job coming along? Does your master reward your good behavior? Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your master’s commands? Is there any spark of free will left inside you? Or has your job conditioning made you a pet for life?

Now besides the corporations and banks that make us debt slaves, let’s talk the corrupted government, we which pay taxes to. Employee income is the most heavily tax there is. In the USA you can expect that about half your salary will go to taxes. The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck. But you can bet that from your employer’s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it. Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors of your company. And that’s a lot of mouths to feed.

It isn’t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income. After all, who has more control over the tax system? Business owners and investors or employees? You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets.What a generous slave you are!

The idea that a job is the best way to generate income is just silly. It’s not even safe and secure either. You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone when you work for someone else. If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler. Simply because you’re taking a chance with your money. How easy it is for a owner or manager or supervisor to say “You’re fired” and completely stop your income.

Even when you want to increase your income, which is getting a raise, you have to sit up and beg your master for more money. Does it feel good to be thrown some extra bread crumbs now and then? Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyone’s permission but your own?

If you have a business and one customer says “no” to you, you simply say “next.” But if you’re working for a business and the boss says “you’re fired”, you have to go.

Also many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Or they even date people within their company or business. Such relations are social dead ends. Consider what it would be like to go outside and explore didn’t people in different cultures while you travel the world and experience different places.

Now let’s talk negativity in your life when you have a job. Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault. It’s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards. If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free. You’ve become your master’s property.

When you work all day long, don’t you think it’s going to rub off on you? Of course it will. It’s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear: first courage… then honesty… then honor and integrity… and finally your independent will.  You sold your humanity for nothing but an illusion. And now your greatest fear is discovering the truth of what you’ve become. I don’t care how badly you’ve been beaten down. It is never too late to regain your courage. It’s never too late to live life because yours hasn’t end yet. Life is short so you shouldn’t want to have to trade in your time for money. Time is happiness and good memories.

Still want a job? If you’re currently a well-conditioned, well-behaved employee, your most likely reaction to the above will be defensiveness. It’s all part of the conditioning. But consider that if the above didn’t have a grain of truth to it, you wouldn’t have an emotional reaction at all.  This is only a reminder of what you already know. You can deny your cage all you want, but the cage is still there. Perhaps this all happened so gradually that you never noticed it until now.

If any of this makes you mad, that’s a step in the right direction. Anger is a higher level of consciousness than apathy, so it’s a lot better than being numb all the time. Any emotion, even confusion, is better than apathy. If you work through your feelings instead of repressing them, you’ll soon emerge on the doorstep of courage. And when that happens, you’ll have the will to actually do something about your situation and start living like the powerful human being you were meant to be instead of the domesticated pet you’ve been trained to be.

What’s the alternative to getting a job? The alternative is to remain happily jobless for life and to generate income through other means. Live to love what you do. Realize that you earn income by providing value, not time. Find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it. One of the simplest and most accessible ways is to start your own business. Whatever work you’d otherwise do via employment, find a way to provide that same value directly to those who will benefit most from it. It takes a bit more time to get going, but your freedom is easily worth the initial investment of time and energy.

One of the greatest fears you’ll confront is that you may not have any real value to offer others. Maybe being an employee and getting paid by the hour is the best you can do. Maybe you just aren’t worth that much. That line of thinking is all just part of your conditioning. It’s absolute nonsense. As you begin to dump such brainwashing, you’ll soon recognize that you have the ability to provide enormous value to others and that people will gladly pay you for it. Everyone has talents and gifts. There’s only one thing that prevents you from seeing this truth — fear. All you really need is the courage to be yourself. Get out your comfort zone. Your real value is rooted in who you are, not what you do.

You already know deep down that getting a job isn’t what you want. So don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise. Learn to trust your inner wisdom, even if the whole world says you’re wrong and foolish for doing so. Years from now you’ll look back and realize it was one of the best decisions you ever made.

My Perspective On World Ventures.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Before I begin this blog, I want you know I was in World Ventures. I’m a former World Ventures representative and I voluntarily quit due to the information I found out up front being in the company. Therefore my perspective of the company is valid and what I present here is both factual and opinionated.

What Is World Ventures?

For those who don’t know, World Ventures is a multi-level marketing company (MLM) that sells travel. Multi-level marketing companies are pyramid scheme companies that sell products to keep themselves on the right side of law. Therefore, since WV sells travel or vacations through their “Dream Trips”, it’s a legitimate pyramid scheme multi-level marketing company. And it’s absolutely not a scam. You actually can make some money off this company, travel on vacations and even get a free car but your chances are very low to succeed. I’ll explain why.

The idea behind World Ventures is that you make money not just through your own sales work, but by recruiting other salespeople and making a cut of any sales that they make. Recruit enough people below you and you can just relax and watch the money roll in.

To become a sales representative for World Ventures you have to pay a sign-up fee and monthly fees. Your monthly fees are waived if you recruit just 4 people in a month.

World Ventures has a virtually inscrutable payout schedule comprising seven ranks and two pyramid-shaped hierarchies. The first pyramid is called the “lineage.” You sit at the top and everyone you’ve personally recruited is added directly below you, and everyone they’ve recruited is below them, and so on. Lineage is factored into rank, which is factored into compensation. The second pyramid is the binary organization. Here the pyramid spreads out by twos—the top spot sits directly above a left and a right spot, each of which sits above its own pairs, and so on. You can then earn bonuses based on sales made by the binary organization, which is comprised of the reps you recruit, and the reps they recruit.

Below is a chart of how it works:

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So if you manage to master that pyramid, you could potentially make a lot of money.

But you most likely won’t and I’ll explain why.

  • MLM companies are a grind. Most reps fail to make money and lose a lot of money. In World Ventures, not only do you have to pay for the Dream Trips membership monthly (if you don’t recruit enough people) for trips which are priced the same or even higher than if you booked the exact same trip online or better through your travel agent who would take care of your flights too and treat you like a good valued customer, but you are bombarded every month with these company trainings costing from $30 to $300. Marketing tools that should be offered for free by the World Ventures cost and is extracted out of it’s reps and members. Not to mention, you have to pay a membership fee to join the company in the first place. Someone is making a heck of a lot of money out of WorldVentures, and it’s very unlikely you would.
  • So if you become a representative, you will be heavily encouraged to spend your money on World Ventures training events, since “training” is the only way you’ll succeed in such MLM company.
  • World Ventures compensation system have been a frequent subject of criticism and lawsuits. Criticism has focused on their similarity to illegal pyramid schemes, price fixing of products, high initial entry costs (for marketing kit and first products), emphasis on recruitment of others over actual sales, encouraging if not requiring members to purchase and use the company’s products, exploitation of personal relationships as both sales and recruiting targets, complex and sometimes exaggerated compensation schemes, the company making major money off its training events and materials, and cult-like techniques which groups use to enhance their members enthusiasm and devotion.
  • According to World Ventures official documents, “75% of reps fail to earn a commission and only 0.1 percent earn a yearly income.” The average rep earns $325 in a year. According to their own information, 90% of World Ventures reps actually lose money – in accounting for the price of joining, the monthly fees, other maintenance fees and the cost of attending training events. You can have better odds at a casino making money!
  • Also World Ventures has a tendency to sue its former employees who move to competing MLMs or those who speak negatively about the company after quitting which is their attempt to squash public dissent.

The catch phrase of World Ventures is “Make a living living.”  And who wouldn’t want that? Who wouldn’t want to travel and make money? Sounds too good to be true right? 

“You Should Be Here” or “I Wish You Were Here” banners – I know you seen them before. People send you private messages to ask if you like to travel, want to travel to exotic destinations at great prices, and/or make money while traveling, or say you can retire at an early age, or you don’t have to work your 9-5 or 40 hours a week anymore. Others invite you over to show you a presentation of World Ventures or write cryptic messages on their Facebook wall or Twitter timeline how they’re flying off for free again or making lots more money while having fun (thus prompting you to ask them what exactly they are doing, because you’re now curious).

See, World Ventures attracts low-income people. These people are swindled by a get rich scheme and sold dreams. Most of the people who join are people who can’t afford a vacation trip on their own or lack common sense of what type of company World Ventures is. Others who join are people looking for an opportunity and are tired of working that 9-5 job for $10/hr. Others have that entrepreneur mindset but are motivated by a false reality of success not realizing that World Ventures is a multi-level marketing company that you have to put all your time and effort in to become successful.

Now here’s a fact: If anyone trying to lure you in with the promise of fast easy money is pulling a fast one on you. Particularly if you have to lay out money at the beginning to get involved. Fact is, you are not going to get rich off of World Ventures, but if you sign up, World Ventures is going to continue to get quite rich off of you.

Before I keep going, I want everyone reading this blog to know that it is possible to make some money off of this company. I know 3 people personally who make residue income, go on trips and they each got a free BMW for recruiting more than 30 people that recruited people. That’s why I joined!!!

However, if marketing isn’t for you, like it isn’t for me, don’t even bother. Not only you need to know people to achieve success in this company, more importantly you need to have high training and skills in marketing and networking. Your chances of making money and succeeding here is very low as 90% of people who join don’t even succeed, don’t make money and lose lots of money and time. The statistics speaks for itself.

Fact: You need to put all your time and effort if you really want to succeed in a MLM company. 

The saddest thing for me is that World Ventures appears to actually be growing in numbers, which means a lot of people are being conned into paying their hard earning good money and effort down a rabbit hole when there are far more productive ways to achieve your travel dreams and make money. Don’t be fooled, never go for the “easy money” and “easy opportunities” because they’re always too good to be true. I promise you can do better. You have a better chance of going on vacation trips and making a lot of money by either establishing your own business or simply working that 9-5 job and saving up a little.

So there’s no magical way to travel around the world and get rich while doing it. That’s simply a false reality that grabs the attention of young people and low income people. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see the world though. You should already know there are plenty of ways to travel around the world for far less money than you think. Just do some research and find some legitimate deals. And yes, they require some of that less-fun stuff like working hard, and saving, but the end result is way more satisfying and sustainable.

As for me, I quit because I felt marketing wasn’t for me. It cheats people out of their time and money tricking people by a get rich quick scheme and sells them dreams. It goes against my character to be involved in marketing. Ever since, I’m doing great working at Delta Airlines as a supervisor cargo agent in LaGuardia airport. I can travel whenever I want with the airline benefits. 🙂

As for you, I wish you best of luck with this opportunity if you are involved in it. It’s certainly  a opportunity and certainly possible to succeed and it’s definitely “not a scam” like most people think.

But just stop and think… ask yourself “How is World Ventures sustaining itself as a company?” or “How does a multi-level marketing company work?”. World Ventures is getting richer off every representative who joins and doesn’t succeed. It’s in fact a pyramid scheme that presents a opportunity that doesn’t add up to it’s statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspire to Inspire. (Today I’ve Reached 100,000 Views)

by Jeremy Michaels

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I’ve been inspired to inspire now more than ever. I’m no perfect angel. However, I’m no devil. I’ve learned that life is a journey we take day by day. The moment we forget about actually LIVING in the moment, is the moment we’ve lost forever. When I have random thoughts, I try to do my best to send them out across messages in my writing. I’m still trying to figure out why 100,000+ people would be interested in what a young man has to say but I’ve learned sometimes people just want to better themselves and get inspired to inspire.

We as humans help in ways that we may not realize but our goal should be to nurture mankind. Everyone needs a smile to survive.  Everyone needs a hug when they feel alone. Everyone needs a joke when they feel like crying. Everyone needs to become better day by day. Everyone needs! Unfortunately, we as a people have somewhat strayed away from reaching out to those who truly need us.

A simple wink may warm someone’s heart while a thoughtful text message may encourage someone who is in doubt. At the end of the day, I can sleep good at night knowing that I’ve touched at least one person who needed me. I’ve taken to writing to inspire and to nurture.  I have my thoughts, lessons and wisdom tips and you have your understanding of them. Sometimes I’ll make you laugh, other times you’ll cry. And sometimes my words will make you shake your head or roll your eyes. But I’m confident most times I’ll open your eyes and brain and change your perspective. And maybe sometimes you’ll hate me for the truth but once you look back at my words and purpose, you’ll most likely love me for who I am. This is me. Raw, unedited, non-scripted words. I’m no Dr. Phil, I’m no philosopher, coach, nor a professional speaker or teacher, I’m just me, Jeremy. A person of love and support who betters himself and wants to better others. I hope my words of wisdom is well received and I hope my blogs are inspiring and eye-opening. I learn from you as well and I am very humbled by your presence. Everyday I shout out to my mistakes and failures because it gave me wisdom, knowledge and experience. But starting today I’m going to acknowledge my lovers and supporters. Thank you.

My prayer is that anyone reading this would be INSPIRED to INSPIRE because when it’s all said and done, inspiration is the key to greatness. If no one inspires, who will be inspired?

Communicate or Live A Lie of Pride.

by Jeremy Michaels

Don’t get so caught up wondering about unnecessary things that you stop focusing on the important matters. The truth is always harder to see than it is to feel. There’s no need to go looking for the “right” in something your intuition tells you is “wrong.” Have confidence in what you feel. If you don’t trust your feelings, you can’t expect anybody else to believe them. Act when you can because some things you just can’t leave to chance. Assuming you have time is the same as wasting it. Don’t wait so long to speak up to somebody that the only place they care to hear you out is in your dreams. Wishing on a star gets tiring after awhile. Nobody wants to waste time restless and frustrated waiting on something that may never come. If you have something to say, speak up while the person still cares to listen. One of the craziest things to assume is that everybody else is on your time. Don’t play yourself believing that. You don’t want to live a life lying about how you feel just because your pride won’t allow you to say what’s real. The worst realizations are the ones you’re forced to come to after the window of opportunity has already passed. Be smart, be daring, and be confident, the last regrets you want to have are those that come from a fear of trying. It’s always better to ask and know than it is to wonder and regret not having the courage to ask. 

Welcome To This Terrible Generation.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Our Phones – wireless.
Cooking  – fireless.
Cars – keyless.
Food – fatless.
Dress – sleeveless.
Youth – jobless.
Leaders – shameless.
Relationships – meaningless.
Attitude – careless.
Wives – fearless.
Babies – fatherless.
Feelings – heartless.
Education – valueless.
Children – mannerless.
People – careless.
People’s lives – purposeless.
The World – loveless.

Everything is becoming LESS but still my hopes are… ENDLESS.

I’m in fact SPEECHLESS of this generation.

Silence Is A Blessing.

by Jeremy Michaels

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I’m a highly social person. If you’ve ever met me, or seen me out, I’m sure you know I’ve never lacked social skills. I’m the polar opposite of shy. Tying into my last point, I’m so social, that it’s almost as if I judged my worth, not by what people said or thought about me, but the response. I hate to sit there alone awkward. I love to communicate and I love getting to know people. But by temporarily removing myself from all social stimulus, I had a lot of “me” time. A lot of quiet time to sit and work, think, analyze, and reflect. It was hard to get used to the silence, until I realized silence is a blessing. The irony of silence is that it screams so loud and echoes even louder. You can step outside in a crowded street and be anyone you want to be, but when you’re alone, it’s just you and your thoughts. And with that, the truth always comes out. Don’t believe me? Turn your phone off at 5pm and don’t talk to anyone until the next day and stay off the internet. The hours crawl by, and you’re forced to look at yourself internally. You can try and block it out, but in the silence, your true self screams at you. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing, but it is a necessary thing. The silence tells you the truth…always. It tells you the things you worry over aren’t important. It also tells you the things you claim to be over, the things and feelings you claim to have buried and suppressed are actually still there, deep, and they won’t leave until you deal with them. I’m convinced we suppress so many feelings and thoughts to the point that if we let them go and dealt with them, we’d all lose 10 pounds. I’ve learned silence is a blessing. With all this great technology and means of communication that we spends thousands of dollars on, the priceless silence that God offers us is such a great blessing if you let it be.

Is Love Really Hard Or Are People Just Difficult?

by Jeremy Michaels

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Where does the spark and infatuation from the beginning go? It’s crazy how quickly you can go from being excited to talk to a person to feeling like you’re forcing the conversation. The quality time turns into “I was working” and the consistent communication becomes “I don’t know”. When does “I hate to see you leave” turn into “it hurts too much to stay?” Maybe we’re all guilty of taking things for granted, or letting our fears stop us from taking certain chances. Maybe we think we can make love appear when it’s convenient, or maybe we don’t realize the effort required to keep a good thing good. Maybe we think happiness is something that just finds us, instead of being something we work for and choose to have. And maybe that’s why we all get it wrong so often.

It’s amazing how fast things change. You go from laughing about anything to arguing about everything. You have to go through the emotions, wondering if they’re real, if they really care, or if they’re going to run when it’s rough. You want to give more of yourself to somebody but it’s hard these days because you just never know if you’ll get anything back. You think you have it all down. You do the little things that count, you stay consistent, but somehow it just doesn’t add up. Maybe the problem is that we expect the love to be magical before we become magicians. Or could it be that we’re all just better breakers than builders. We’d rather have feelings we can throw away and “love” that’s disposable.

Reality is tough. There’s no “perfect” person for you. The “one” for you will be the one you’re willing to unconditionally work for. Every life issue is a lesson that positions us to grow and learn more from. We must put the work in or it will downfall. People only want what’s easy and convenient for them, that’s why what they get never lasts. Everybody wants to be fought for but nobody is willing to fight. She loves the butterflies but she avoids beginnings because she hates having to start over. He’s tired but he’s so used to the chase that he’s scared to stop running.

Makes you wonder… is love really hard or are people just difficult?

 

What’s Next?

by Jeremy Michaels

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One of the hardest parts about life is figuring out what’s next? It can get uncomfortable knowing you don’t belong where you are and having no idea of where you need to go. It’s extremely rough when everybody tells you your life should go from A to B but you don’t know what B is. However, it’s on you to find what’s for you. Only you decide what you want out of life. You should never make life decisions based on what people say you should do or should have. You should live in the favor of you and decide out of your own heart. Then go get it!

You can’t get trapped into what you don’t know how to do today. What you can learn to do will always be more important than what you know how to do. You can’t get blocked by what you don’t see in front of you right now. Faith is believing that your learning experiences will guide you to places your eyes have not seen and ears have not heard. You don’t begin to find anything until you start seeking it. Nothing just comes to you. The laziest most popular motto is “if it’s meant to be, it will find me.” That’s a destructive fallacy. What you attract is a product of your energy mixed with your desires. Don’t let the energy you put off block the desires in your heart. Observe, listen, choose, and act. You’re alive so start existing and do something of purpose. No matter how far wrong you go, if you learn the principles and gain wisdom, you can always turn around. Don’t just sit around negatively over thinking about what you can’t do and what you don’t know how to do. Seek it, find it, learn it and pursue it. What’s next for you is whatever you want to be next. You’ll learn from the bad, embrace the good, and be better because of it all.