The Benefits of Structure, Organization and Execution

I’ve fumbled a lot of things in life. Projects, assignments in school, business ideas, etc. But it was always because I had no structure, organization and execution. In my opinion they are the holy trinity for getting shit done.

Allow me to explain.

Structure

Having it all laid out….exactly the “thing” in front of you. That thing could be a project, a business, an event or a life plan to change for the better. When you have a structure (tangible or intangible), it gives you a sense of your purpose.

It shows you exactly what it is to be done, what it is exactly that needs to be completed.

Organization

Being organized might be the #2 or #3 thing that determines success.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your socks on your hands and your gloves your feet?

Have you ever thought to put park your car in your bedroom while you sleep in your garage?

Really? Why not?

Probably because it’s not the organized (or sensible) thing to do.

Nothing can flow without organization. Think of how many times you’ve been in a rush to get somewhere and you can find anything because of the mess you made.

Think of when you’re on the phone with someone and you need to write something down quickly, but can’t find a pen because they’re all under a stack of papers, or in the kitchen next to the juicer.

A lack of organization can turn a dream project into a nightmare. No organization can determine if an idea sees the light of day, or fails in the garage that it was created in.

Execution

A gun is worthless unless the trigger is fired. An automobile is worthless unless it’s driven on the road. A plan is worthless if it’s not EXECUTED. You must take action to get results. You must get out of your head and into your body and Make It Happen.

It’s of my opinion that execution is the Most important step in this holy trinity of process. Yes, a thought can spawn an idea, but that idea must be acted upon. It must be put into motion and executed well.

For every hour of study you put in, an hour of implementation (execution) should follow. Watch the magic that happens when you do this. You can change your whole life!

Finally…

Get your structure together. Make sure you can identify exactly what it is you need to understand (the mission, the task, the object etc.).

Then, organize it. Put your pieces in the right places, get your resources and your tools together and know what it is you’re going to do.

Finally, Execute it. Put your structured plan into action and watch the results materialize before your very eyes.

So, what is your plan? How are you going to implement?

Are You Overwhelmed And Stressed?

First, come to the realization that you’re stressed. Then you’ll have the clarity to do something about it.

I know…what a question, right?

There are times when I try to really think hard before I say yes to this question. The reason is because I’m making it a point to stay in a positive mindset. A positive mindset to the point where I don’t think about my overwhelm or stress.

But that’s also where I go wrong.

While it’s not good to get caught up in stress, it’s just as detrimental to act like it doesn’t exist.

It’s perfectly understandable to not have it together, especially in these current times. But there should always be some kind of progression to managing your stress before it takes a complete hold of you.

That’s where you don’t want to be!

Why?

Because it can lead to a slew of other problems that you may never come back from.

With a change in mindset, you can make daily stress a manageable thing to deal with.

Let’s understand that stress is something that will never go away. That feeling is something that needs to be managed.

I came across this wonderful article on dealing with stress and overwhelm by Leo Babauta at Zenhabits.net.

This article was so cool because it goes into the importance getting into that point of realization and recognization about your stress.

Enjoy it! Hell, read it twice and let me know what you think!

A Quick Discussion On Dopamine

In late 2016 I came across the subject of dopamine.

Dopamine

According to WebMD, dopamine is: a type of neurotransmitter. Your body makes it, and your nervous system uses it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger.

A more simple way to put it, it’s the pleasure chemical. The feel good hormone. It’s the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning to go out and crush it. Not too many people discuss dopamine when they’re on the subject of having a good time, addiction, drive, determination and accomplishment.

But it matters more than you realize, especially when it comes to dealing with the unseen mental issues we face in our lives.

When you watch a movie, have sex, spark attraction, take on an exciting endeavor or climb onto a roller coaster, dopamine plays a huge roll in your good time.

The thing about dopamine is, as much as it can be a good thing to feel that rush and that pleasure, it’s something you have to monitor and govern as well.

You can easily become addicted to drugs, porn, sugar and other dangerously inviting activities if you let your sensors get the best of you.

Understanding exactly what dopamine is and how it effects you are the keys to maintaining control of yourself.

Here’s some further information until we revisit this topic in depth at a later time.

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/what-is-dopamine#1

Water Benefits To The Body

Have you had your daily water consumption today? How about weekly? Monthly?

If your answer to any of these questions is no, it’s most likely that the answer is the same to all of them.

The human body is 60% water in totality. That’s more than half of your body being made up of liquid, even though we are recognized as solid flesh.

I don’t know about you, but that’s extremely fascinating to me. The idea that we are, in essence liquid beings! (Ever see that movie The Abyss?)

With that being said, the discussion of water benefits to the body can go on forever. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get into a few of them here. Now I personally have no problem drinking water. It’s the absolute greatest form of liquid to put into your body and I don’t feel like it should be struggle.

But if it is, rest easy because you are not alone.

Check out this article on the amazing things that can happen when you finally give your body the hydration that it needs. I feel like I should say now that the amount of water to b consumed daily will depend on how active you are and what your health status is (respectfully).

Without further ado, here is this great pièce by Kristin Limoges. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/whoa-this-is-what-happens-to-your-body-when-you-drink-enough-water?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Is Home Fitness The New Normal Now?

I’m going to write more on this question at a later time, but for now I just wanted to put the question out there.

Is Home fitness the new normal?

My gym has been shut down for 3 months now. I drove by the other night just to look through the window. You see where I’m going with this?

So I keep it pushing at home. But what if this really is the new normal?

I mean I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I started my fitness journey at home doing calisthenics and light weights. Back then I was just enjoying the process of getting up in the morning, drinking some water, getting some fruit in my stomach and Hitting it!

The interesting thing was, I saw some results, but I didn’t see real results until I improved my diet. But when I did, That’s when it became addicting.

I did this for 3 years straight going through circuit after circuit, variation after variation. Those times were fun and I learned a lot about keeping on a schedule, pre planning my workouts and taking it seriously all the way to the end.

I guess I just wanted to rant a little about my love for the gym and how I miss it so much, along with reassuring myself for this home fitness journey.

What do your home workouts consist of?

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