I’m always running around with some sort of beneficial content flowing through my eyes or ears. This is how I constantly stay on track and expand my knowledge. It serves as an anchor that keeps me grounded and in perpetual growth.
One of my favorite ways to do this is through podcasts. The other day I was fresh-dressed feeling like a million bucks and stopping for some java with my 007 earpiece in listening to a favorite podcast from mine broadcasted out of Spain from a guy named Sergio Fernandez, and I came across a little nugget of awesomeness as the episode transpired that I really dug and wanted to expand upon and share with you all here.
A lot of times in our life, we feel like we’re getting hit from all different angles. Big things may blindside us, we feel wronged, hurt, and even the little things start to get on our nerves and throw us off of our game. Seeing as how important keeping your mind right is towards living a happy, productive life, a great question to ask yourself when this happens is the following:
Is this going to be in your biography?
When you think of your life as a whole, just how important is this going to be in the grand scheme of things? Chances are…not very.
- Your car broke down
- Your gf broke up with you
- You got in a fight with whoever
- The line is too long at the store
- Etcetera etcetera etcetera
When you feel that surge of anger, hurt, or negativity start to swell up inside of you, ask yourself: “Is this going to be in your biography?”
It may seem pretty real and relevant to you right now when you’re entangled in the midst of the situation, but take a step back and see things for what they really are. Focus on the big picture. It’s really not that big of a deal. Take a chill pill and stop giving so much of your energy and mental space to things that don’t matter in the big scheme of things.
Remember what your life purpose is. Remember what your priorities are and put everything back into perspective. Is this a rock or a grain of sand?
When you do this, you’ll discover that you were tripping out about nothing. Try it out, and let me know how it goes for you.