Right now I’m writing this to you from Costa Rica. Everywhere I go, country to country all I see are dead-eyed zombies.
Have you seen this as well?
They have no light in their eyes. Walk slowly as if they don’t have anywhere to go. Mindlessly consuming whatever is on the screen in front of them.
This is no way to live. Even worse, due to what’s going on in the world right now they’re fearful. People really think there is some invisible enemy floating in the air hunting them down.
My message to you friend is whoever you are and wherever you are, be conscious. Feel the gratitude that comes from being alive another day. You’ve got a lot to look forward to regardless of what the screen keeps telling you.
As you start focusing your attention on all of the great things going on for you, even more, will appear. And if you’re not happy with where you are in life. All it takes is a plan and a bit of effort put in daily.
How to Stop Being a Zombie
1) Be grateful
I know it sounds silly, but be grateful. It’s easy to forget how much you’ve got going for you when you get caught up in the day to day.
Yet all you’ve got to do is walk outside and open your eyes. The fresh air you’re breathing in, the food you eat, and the money you’re earning. There are people who would happily trade places with you.
It reminds me of one day back in Qatar.
I was annoyed that my wifi was down. So I had to UBER 30 minutes away to send an email for a client. Not only that, but my Gorilla Mind Smooth was stuck in Customs.
As I was driving off to the coffee shop, I saw a group of Indians. It was at least 120 degrees ferinheight outside. Yet they were out there building a road while I drove by in a Mercedes with the AC blasting.
I couldn’t help but laugh.
How many times have you forgotten how great you have it?
Many times I am sure. So take time each day to be grateful for what you’ve got. Reminding yourself you’ve got it made compared to most. Then use this energy to go out there and get more.
2) Man in the Mirror
Every morning and every night I look at myself in the mirror. Not only because I’m handsome. I do it to ask myself, “Are you happy with how the day went?”. If yes, I smile and congratulate myself. If no, I find out why and then put together a plan for tomorrow.
Take time every single day to do this. Even if it’s just first thing in the morning before you start your day. The world is designed to distract you and keep you too busy to be self-aware.
The Man in the Mirror will keep you in order.
3) Renew Your Spirit
Don’t ever allow yourself to get spiritually drained. This is a POWERFUL source of energy for you to tap into. Take time to renew your spirit. Much like the man in the mirror, this is another tool you’ve got to keep yourself from being a zombie.
Here’s how I like to renew mine:
- Meditate on how the day will go
- Go for a long silent walk (20 minutes to an hour)
- Read a book (Book of Psalms and Think and Go Hustle)
- Enjoy a nice conversation with an old friend
- Dinner with my girlfriend
- Hitting the weights with a friend
- Traveling to the mountains
That’s it, my friend. As with everything, I only share what works for me. From what allowed me to quit my job and travel for the last 2 years. To what helped me overcome my self-doubt and give myself permission.
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Dylan MoneyBag Madden