mind over matter

Kevin, why do you constantly tell us things we already know? Why do you remind us of elementary subjects that seem so obvious when read from the text on your page?… GOOD QUESTIONS!

It is because we all forget. Wether we forget because the hustle and bustle of everyday life distract us. Or wether we forget because we see it as elementary, enabling us not to pay close enough attention. What I am about to type is real. We all forget, but we must not, because life is short and fragile and as cliche as it may seem, it will pass us by faster then we could have ever imagined.

The mind will forever be stronger then the physical being that we are. OH, NO SHIT KEVIN? … I get it, what I am saying seems obvious enough. But I know that I have often times forgotten this.

As a matter of fact, I have often not remembered this in the least bit. A few years back I had the privilege to travel around the world. To see things that forever changed my perspectives and how I viewed life. Most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to prove to myself… that no matter what we have been through, what we are going through, or what faces us ahead… we can do anything.

During my journey, I got the chance to climb up to everest base camp. While most people might take the chance to relax, to spend money on luxurious material things or both, I took the chance to embark on a life long lesson. A lesson that is forever instilled in me, that we as humans, no matter what our background, or our struggles, or our futures, have the ability to do whatever we set our minds to.

We can walk 70-80 miles uphill to 18,000 feet or we can spend 12 weeks fully immersed in a challenging, mind boggling adventure. No matter our choice, that decision must lead us somewhere we want to end up. It is our choice and we can do whatever we want. We only have to know that we can and know that all we have to do is set our minds to it.

I mean, shit, if you are growing up saying you want to be an astronaut, then freaking do it! If you want to be a P.E. teacher, do it. Do not settle for anything less then what YOU know YOU are capable of…. Which is ANYTHING… because our minds are this incredibly powerful thing that are only limited by the thoughts which we provide it.

Never quit dreaming. Never quit doing. Never quit achieving. Never quit… Cause your mind, it’s more powerful then anything.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


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