Whelp, here we go. Everything is going super smoothly! New home, new friends, new job. All is swell!
I’ve been reflecting on quite a bit recently regarding life and motivation. I’ve felt spurts of loss of motivation. And I can clearly pinpoint what it is. I keep forgetting my reasoning for my actions. My family is such a big motivator for why I do what I do. Yet, with this recent move, I am extremely far from them physically. Without them close by, my focus is easily muddied and I get distracted with the goings-on of every day life here.
My planning and organization skills are on point. What has been suffering is my discipline to execute. I keep doing other things to convince myself that I’m being productive, while I’m actually wasting time.
Carpe Omnia, my friends. Seize it all.
In order to do this, I must remind myself EVERY SINGLE DAY that our days are numbered. The only thing that it 100% certain in this life is that we all live and die. It may sound depressing when phrased as such, but honestly, it needs to be harnessed as a reminder to make the most of every moment of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every decade.
Those are my words of wisdom for the day. Thanks for joining me on this adventure!
INCEPTION. The mind is an amazing, wild, and crazy thing. Science today can’t even explain 1% of how the brain works and why it functions the way it does. In rewatching the Christopher Nolan film, it was reiterated how much control the mind has. The sci-fi fiction flick explores the depths and power of human thought, and this got me contemplating how important it is to be able to harness that power in my every day life to push my limits and perceived boundaries.
Hi there, everyone! Such a crazy few days since the job opportunity came up. I’ve been working really hard to figure out the logistics, and a few things are more difficult than expected. The apartment situation specifically is giving some trouble. Just can’t find a place I like! I’ve seen a few affordable 3-4 bedroom apartments, but I’d prefer something with less people. I have a lot to focus on right now and want to keep distractions to a minimum.
Anyways, wanted to discuss my health with ya’ll. I’ve made a conscious decision to get the most out of this transition as possible. It’s a big change, and I feel like I can utilize it to spur many other positive changes in my life. My health and fitness is one. I’d like to get my fitness level back to what it was when I was in college. Work has caused me to neglect my body. I haven’t been cooking much for obvious reasons, but I’m determined to make some big changes along with the move.
Today, I wanted to do some more vision exploration, especially with this new transition happening. I found this documentary on Billionaire lifestyles, and used it to push my expectations even further for the future.
Again, I reiterate that although there are many other crucial pieces in order to have a fulfilling life, being financially free gives you the power of choice to live your life the way you choose, which to me, is one thing above all others that I wish to have. I want to be able to give back to my parents, travel the world, and give back to others who have given me so much.
I’ve felt the urge to immerse myself in a new environment for the past few months, but didn’t see myself acting upon that urge for at least another year. But, just last night, a new opportunity came up and with it, and offer I can’t refuse. I know, I know, sounds rather vague. But I will explain to you guys as time passes and as the opportunity more concretely materializes…
Anyways, the move. It’s going to be quite stressful, but hopefully it goes smoothly. Luckily I’ve already found a good moving company to help me out (check them at www.santamonicamovingco.com). I’ve moved before, but never on my own.
Ever since my family left the state, and my girlfriend of 2 years and I decided to go our separate ways, I’ve wanted to get outta here. So this is it! A bit about the opportunity:
It involves sales. Which will allow me to further develop my interpersonal and persuasive skills.
It’s with a start-up. This will give me exposure to risk, which I will absolutely need in the future.
It involves management. Another great experience I’m very much looking forward to. I’m planning on being in management roles in the future, and this will be the first official management position I will be assigned.
So, if you can tell, I’m pretty excited for this new change. It’s going to bring with it so many positive things!
So, the journey begins with clearly defining a “why”. Any person’s motivation in life must be driven by strong and passionate reasons. I defining my own “why” by first exploring what has made me happy in my life in the past, what currently makes me happy, and what I believe will make me happy in the future. Some culmination of these should result in a strong motivation, right?
Easier said than done. Truly identifying what it is that makes you happy about a certain event or situation takes quite a bit of exploration and reflection. For example, what is it about me going home to visit my family that actually makes me happy? Is it being surrounded by people that are familiar and I have old memories with? Is it the fact that my parents have done so much for me and seeing them proud of my accomplishments thus far? Is it simply the being re-immersed in my childhood environment that stirs emotions of being carefree and full of child-like excitement? Is it all of the above? Defining whatever truly and actually makes you happy in each of these events and situations will give you a clear path towards defining a meaning and purpose for your actions.
So, in a nutshell, here is what motivates me:
Family. The fact that my parents have sacrificed so much for my sister and my happiness drives me with a force unlike any other. The drive stems from the thought of being able to give them back a small piece of what they’ve given me, whether it be helping them retire or just taking them on well-deserved vacations.
Fulfillment. To most, the thought of living an unfulfilled life is a greatly terrifying one. To me, the thought of living an unfulfilled life has never crossed my mind. Since I was a kid, I’ve never had a problem with pushing myself. Or with self-discipline. My sister and I are very similar in that respect (qualities we’ve been blessed to acquire from my father, who has never not worked a day in his life). So, I already know I’m out on a journey. It’s just a matter of more clearly defining what that journey should be (it can and very well be multiple journeys with overlapping and crossing paths).
Prove to the world, prove to myself……that I can accomplish whatever I want to accomplish. It’s never been a motivation of mine to prove someone wrong; I feed off of positive energy. I do better proving someone right, and even surpassing their expectations. So, part of my “why” is proving to myself that I can have whatever I want in this life (emotional, mental, and material). I want to be rich, but not in the traditional sense. I want to be rich in every single aspect of my life. Rich in love. Rich in knowledge (shoutout to Tai Lopez). Rich in experience. And of course, rich in wealth. At this point I know with all my heart that money is the key to freedom, which is a crucial key to finding happiness.
Check out this awesome TED talk on the importance of your “why”:
Again, would be happy to discuss anything with ya’ll. Hit me up.
So, who is Marc? I’m Marc. And I’m a athlete/student/serial entrepreneur/boyfriend/son/brother. I’ve always been known to wear many hats, and most ask me how I handle it. Honestly, I ask myself the same question sometimes.
Anyways, this is the story of my journey towards higher purpose, or something of the sorts. My mind is set on a few long term goals, but I like to think I’m rather spontaneous. This blog will explore a few key things I’m working towards and what I discover along the way. The majority of the content will be focused on discussing things I learn from my quest of personal development. Hope you enjoy! If you need to contact me, do so here.