In my early 20s, I let material possessions be the definition of success.
In my early 30s, it was knowledge and skills.
Now, I’ll let my values define me:
I used to think success is in the future once something happens,
I now know that everything I could ever desire lays in the present moment.
I used to only focus on accomplishing audacious goals,
I now know that developing great habits is way more meaningful.
Last year, I wrote a mantra to connect my body, mind, and soul.
This year, I will focus on developing habits that cultivate my values. I developed this matrix to put the above principles into action.
To a motivating year ahead!
My planet is the only home for my body.
My body is the only home for my mind.
My mind is the only home for my heart.
To love my planet, understand my body.
To love my body, understand my mind.
To love my mind, understand my heart.
To have an able body, care for my planet.
To have an able mind, care for my body.
To have an able heart, care for my mind.
To motivate my body, feed my mind.
To motivate my mind, feed my heart.
To motivate my heart, feed my soul.
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