What is this blog about?

There is no such thing as an expert on the topic of Life. We all have had our battles, our suffering, and our questions. Despite the uniqueness of our personal obstacles, we have endured them. We have endured them well enough to advise those behind us as to how to do the same. I have done the research on your behalf regarding the multitude of reasons why wisdom exists. My mission is to utilize the voices of the world's greatest thinkers and heroes to compose a guideline of life's wisdom so that you don't have to experience those trials alone.

If you have any questions, please tweet them to me @JoeSielski or email me at JJSielskiJr@comcast.net

(Please title your email with the word "Wisdom" so I know it will be for this blog.)

I will do my best to try and answer every question as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thanks.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Day to Make a Change

As a New Year approaches, many people look to the new calendar year to begin something new in their lives.   Whether it's fitness, finances, or something fun, starting something new can be intimidating.

It reminds me of the response I get when I inform people that I've written a book.  Often I hear:
"I wish I could write a book."  To which I say: "You can!"   If I can do it, anyone can, and yet people would rather list all the reasons they believe they can't.

If you haven't yet read the essay on motivation, please do:   Top 10 Things to Improve Motivation

Whatever it is that you want to do, you can.  You simply need to want it enough to begin.  You have the ability!  

I can't physically lift you out of your seat and direct your body toward your goal. I must leave that responsibility to you.  I must trust that you have the ability to pursue the next goal.  Can you trust yourself to pursue it?  Others cannot pursue it for you.  You can't be motivated and lazy at the same time.  So call out your laziness and challenge it.   It's in the way.   You only have the present moment, so please use it for something productive.  Can you agree to that?

Eventually, you'll finish reading this blog.  Eventually, you'll step away from the screen on which you're reading these words and you'll need to go out into the world... and then what will you do?

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