Since a few years I am DIVING INTO THE WORLD OF MARTIAL ART and now I see results that fascinated me. People told me that they see me as "talented" and I always felt that the strategy on how to approach life makes me somehow superior than others. Well, my dad and my mum divorced when I was born and that's the reason why I always focused more on fighting than on loving. Since my EARLY CHILDHOOD I was in CONSTANT BATTLE and NEVER EXPERIENCED A TRUELY LOVING FAMILY?
How do you feel about your early childhood? What are the effects on your life decades later? What can you be grateful for?
Now, as I proceed in the training I can see it. I played football because I wanted to win against others. I wanted to be better than others which is A MOTIVATION THAT IS ANTI-SOCIAL and THAT'S NOT SOMETHING BAD! It happens all the time, in your job, in your sports and at home. It is good to be aware of the social and anti-social processes that you know where you open your heart and where you better do not. INTERESTING ENOUGH YOU CAN BECOME MORE SOCIAL BY FAVORING ANTI-SOCIAL TRAITS (like winning) because when you are better than anyone else you develop PRIDE and you feel like an EXPERT in YOUR FIELD. Then you approach others with humility and you want to help.
In this way: the End is a Beginning.
You were fighting everyone and now you help everyone and that's why we have so many competitions and hierarchies. To become good in something means to raise in PRESTIGE and STATUS. People know you have disciplined yourself and you REALLY WANTED TO DO IT and therefore IT IS EASIER TO TRUST YOU. You are recognized for what you have achieved and you are embodying the traits of
This is connected to the Hormon of SEROTONIN - which is build especially through having and working on LONG-TERM GOALS. Instead of fast energy rushes of dopamin (lust, parties, laughter etc.), you fuel your body with a strong substance that strengthens your character permanently. It makes you tougher for a crisis, makes you charismatic and helps you to achieve goals more easily. You want to be succesfull? You want to be in peace? This is what you need and you need to produce it by yourself (instead of taking supplements)
ONE LAST AMAZING INTERSTING FACT: SEROTONIN IS LINKED TO MELATONIN WHICH IS PRODUCED AT NIGHT BETWEEN 11 PM and 1 PM. This means: A lot of your "Gains" are achieved in resting times. You learn in the times you actually don't learn. It happens subconsciously.
For your life this means: SLEEP EARLY, REGULARLY AND WELL!
What have you understood through the article? What will you take with you? How do you bring your thoughts and feelings into adequate action?
My suggestion: Have a journal and write down what interests you about the topics and note small to-dos that take you a small step further.
What I have learned is: it is not so much how long you do something, but how often. It's better to do it more often than doing it too long and being hard on yourself.