Have you ever been around a jackhammer when it was being used?
Then you know how loud it is!
Today, as I type these words, we are having foundation work done on our house. One of the "benefits" of living in Houston, Texas!
They had to install two new piers in our garage and...oh my goodness was it loud!
Fortunately, it didn't take too long and they were done.
But as I listened and watched them jackhammer our garage floor, I got to thinking: are there any areas in my life that I need to take a jackhammer to?
See...that's not the question.
The question I need to answer is: what am I going to do about it?
I see a lot of people whose life is not what they want. They're operating in a world of negativity, complaining, gossiping and a whole bunch of other emotions and not going...anywhere.
Ask yourself what area or areas you need to take a jackhammer to.
And once you identify them, decide what ONE THING you can do TODAY to begin to address this area.
Today, I want to talk to you about positivity. More specifically, I want to give you four ways, four big ideas on how you can embrace positivity and reject negativity.
Now number one, this probably comes as absolutely no surprise to you: stop watching the news. Now when I say stop watching the news, I don't just mean your local news or Fox News or CNN or MSNBC. I mean, all news everywhere, including social media.
So you know, when you go to the trending tab on Twitter, you look at the trending stuff on Facebook. No news.
You know you shouldn't do this, but I know you're like, does he really say no news? Yes. No news. I have been doing this for about six weeks now and let me tell you, just a couple days after I started my news fast, holy macaroni, I felt so much better. Better attitude, more productivity.
Now I don't want you to stop just there at stop watching the news. You have friends at work, and who you hang out with who say, "hey, did you hear what happened in Washington? Did...
August 29, 2017.
That's the day I began my run streak. When I committed to running at least one mile every day for the rest of my life.
But let me go back to August 25-29. When Hurricane Harvey was pounding the Houston area with over 51 inches of rain.
During the storm, when there was water everywhere, I happened upon an article on Runners World's website titled something along the lines of, "What I Learned From Running At Least One Mile a Day Every Day For 250 Days".
After I read the article, I got inspired and thought, "I can do that".
And as soon as Harvey left and my street drained of the water (fortunately, our house was not flooded), I began my run streak.
On November 6, 2019...I hit 800 days.
Eight. Hundred. Days!
And in case you're wondering, I posted this article on November 7th and the streak is still alive: 801 days.
Some people, over the years, have suggested I take a day off.
Um, excuse me? What part of "every day" don't you understand?
I don't run to maintain my...