by Rocco Nugent
When a person has something to look forward to, something to keep them
busy, something that they enjoy in life, it completes them as a person.
This something is usually an activity, because there is a certain
wholeness that this special activity brings to you.
For me, that activity is basketball. Not until three years ago did I
start playing basketball. None the less, I have become infatuated even
more, as the days go by.
When I discovered recently that basketball was my niche, I found that
with it, I was capable of things that I shouldn't be capable of. This
is not just in basketball though, this inner sensation that had
awakened in me attributed to my confidence and overall persona as a
human being that I brought everywhere with me.
When I started running track a few years ago, I noticed it there too. I
would be behind on the last lap of the two mile race and be able to
call upon an inner beast, and speed up faster than I have gone the
whole race and do so until I won the race and beat my opponents. I
believe that my will-power gathered up and summoned my spirit to
perform such an intense task.
Maybe for some people, this inner beast or extreme will-power will
never be found. But in most cases, a person will find that monumental
opportunity, or moment, where it is up to them to dig deep inside
themselves and find something that will keep them going. And
personally, I can see a completely different situation where this same
adrenaline-type feeling will come into play. It doesn't necessarily
have to be an activity that releases it. A perfect example that I can
think of is being in the military, being a soldier, where it is not a
matter of personal pleasure that you get out of pushing yourself to the
limit, but its a matter of life and death, and that's why I have a
great deal of respect for men and women who have fought in battle for
our country. That is an entirely different world.
When you fill your life with positive things, you became a positive
person, and positivity leads to success, which in return is a positive
thing. The mirror effect is to have a negative attitude and to be a
negative person and that will lead to negative things, like failure.
Some people discover what they want and realize nobody was going to
hand it to them. They also knew that they had to work as hard as
possible in order to obtain it with a certain mentality. The right
mental attitude can lead you to more prosperous things than having a
negative attitude towards everything. This relates to your activities
by making the best out of situations that seem to be bad or negative in
So if the importance of having or doing an activity that you enjoy is
to be positive, try and reverse the situation and make it so that any
situation, activity, or anything at all that you do is a positive
experience. Don't feel obligated to do something and be pressured into
a negative atmosphere, just pressure your positivity into your
atmosphere. Your drive and will-power will help you to succeed.