Friday, September 5, 2014

Get Out What You Put In

**posting a day early because I'm a wee bit blogging zealous this week!

It is said all. the. time., but how often do we actually apply "get out what you put in" to life?

I truly believe that this quote proves relevant to any individual at any age at practically every point in he or she's life. And it is hard, I am not going to lie. After a long day, the last thing on my mind is "Oh, let me get ahead in that class" or "Maybe I should take a quick walk to get the blood flowing." Sometimes, I even have these thoughts, but I quickly dismiss them. 

I think we stereotype this approach as "lazy," but in reality it isn't. It is tired, exhausted, burnt out, unmotivated. 

It is hard to stay positive and motivated when your life seems to be stuck on replay. I feel like I cannot escape this permanent rut called "high school" somedays! And you know the light at the end of the end of the tunnel, well, that's turned off.

But we need to take a moment, look at the big picture, and see the beauty and happiness and future in the world around us:

We need to put in our best in order to get the best results in the end.

You have to make your accomplishments matter to you, and not allow them to depend on the reaction of your teacher, boss, peers, etc.

Do it for yourself. Do it to be your absolute best.

This proves relevant in many scenarios:

School • Grade school, high school, college, grad school, etc. 

Relationships • every single relationship requires giving of yourself and your emotions to get the best results in the end

Jobs • In order to stay motivated in the workforce, you have to make your accomplishments matter to you above all.

Goals • No feeling in the world feels better than meeting and exceeding a goal, put in the work, practice, care and the results will blow your mind!

Whenever I am discouraged or down, I think of the good and attempt to console myself. I'm tired, run out, any ounce of energy is gone, and there I have papers to write, questions to answer, problems to solve. 

As cheesy as this sounds, it is in that moment that I think of my future family: husband, children, grandchildren, nieces & nephews... If I can stand here today and overcome my challenges, work a little harder, and do it for them: they are my future. If I can invest the hard work now, for me, for a happy, fulfilled future someday... Then, I will stay up an extra hour, run around the block, rewrite the sloppy handwriting, go the extra mile. 

No matter where you are at this exact point in your life, you are surrounded by some sort of struggle, scratch that, you are surround by multitudes of struggles. In those struggles lie pain, challenge, worry, I could go on and on. But somehow, by putting a smile on your face, you are investing to your struggles in a positive way. Through laughing and taking the necessary time to let loose and enjoy yourself, you are also contributing positivity to your obstacles. 

Moral of the Story:

Put in the hard work today, Get out numerous benefits in the future.
Put in positivity, then it will return to you in future life!

I hope I inspired and motivated you today!

Sarah Beth

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