Are there any dragons left to slay in this world? You bet there are!
By “dragons” I mean any influence, poor habit or detrimental behavior that keeps you from achieving your ideal quality of life.
We all have different dragons to slay and keep at bay on a daily basis depending on the type of life you value and want to pursue.
Personal dragons are vicious and tenacious critters that will constantly try to invade your quality of life even after you have bravely slayed them – so be vigilant and don’t let them back into your life!
These pesky dragons are real detractors to your well being and quality of life that can come from within or external sources.
Here are a list of the dragons I am always on the lookout to “slay”:
This will rattle and thwart all of your best plans and ideas. A little is fine and normal, but don’t let it creep in and paralyze you into never taking action to better your life.
Don’t just settle for the status quo, becoming complacent or being “average” in your endeavors. Put thoughtful effort and creativity into your actions to separate yourself from the herd and succeed.
Counter Productive Thoughts
Don’t allow fear, self deprecation and all the loud (and always wrong) doomsayers and fear mongers of the world dictate how you should live. Do what you know is right for your own happiness and make your thoughts your best advocate to your success.
There are so many “takers” in this world. They will take and waste your precious time, drain your bank account, eternally frustrate you and add nothing of value to your life. These are the ridiculously irresponsible people in your life who will make bad decision after bad decision expecting you to constantly come to their rescue, stress you out and never be there for you.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can change them – you can’t. Banish them from your life now if you endeavor to be happy!
Having Limits Imposed Upon Me
I despise this and so should you. Don’t bow to stereotypes or listen to those who want you to remain in the herd with the rest of the sheep who just want to live a mundane, sheltered and dependent existence. Don’t let anybody or anything limit your meaningful desires and block your path to success.
Being too timid will get you overlooked and lost in the crowd. Success favors the bold, but remember to always be respectful while being direct and forceful!
You need to move around and exercise every day to some degree. Being unfit and immobile are some of the greatest detractors to your happiness and living a capable life. Get active and mobile now. Our bodies operate on a “move it or lose it” basis so get up, get out and move around or you will lose!
I don’t ever want to be ordinary to the degree I cannot distinguish myself from my peers through my skill sets, personality and constant desire to improve.
Obstacles To My Goals
There will always be obstacles to your goals. Most people give up, unfortunately, when they hit a road block to any of their worthy goals. Successful people will see opportunity in any opposition to their goals. They are tenacious and don’t give up until those obstacles are eliminated.
Learn to develop this habit and cultivate a mindset of pushing through or around obstacles. Your desire to succeed must be greater than your willingness to throw in the towel and fail.
I never want to live through a day where I don’t experience some kind of joyful situation. Even on our worst days there are things to get our joyful juices flowing if we put things in perspective and dig a little deeper into our relationships, interactions and chosen occupations.
These relationships include romantic, friendly and business interactions. I consider this category one of the biggest detractors to any sane individual’s well-being. These flawed types will torture you with all their poisonous baggage they thrust upon you, expect you to rabidly jump through hoops for them, fix all their problems at no cost, project their insecurities upon you and try to manipulate and control you.
They will just generally drain all your productive energy and happiness. On top of all this, these types ridiculously think its your privilege to have them do this to you! At this point in my life, I can sniff these types out quickly – They are not welcome in my life as I am always on the lookout for these wretched types.
I try to wake up every day citing the things I am thankful for even on those trying days where I feel overwhelmed or stressed. I never want ingratitude to invade my outlook and life.
I always want to be open to new ideas and try to see things from other perspectives. This leads to better understanding of people and issues. This does not mean I will compromise my values, but at least keep an open mind about things.
I always want to be learning something new every day. Whether that is by reading or spending time with others with greater skills than my own to learn from and improve.
I don’t want to over react and get offended by every little thing life throws at me. Everybody these days seem to be easily offended by anything and will feign being wronged somehow to perpetuate their flawed upbringing, views and narratives. I always try to wear a “thick skin” to insulate myself from the bullshit life and the over hyped media constantly bombard us with.
I always strive to “tell it like it is” while being respectful. Political correctness is a way for insecure people to avoid frank discussions about reality and stick their heads in the sand avoiding real issues we all must deal with. This gives them the illusion of actually doing something of value while accomplishing nothing except divisiveness.
You know the types. They say one thing and do another. They ask you questions they could care less about the answers to. They are disingenuous, chronically lie and have shallow values. They stand for nothing, accomplish nothing and add nothing to your life.
A Victim’s Mentality
Don’t ever allow yourself to become a victim to anything life throws at you. It’s so easy to fall prey to this destructive way of thinking. That’s why so many do – we all know folks like this. No matter how tough things get, I never want to become a victim of anything!
These are generally the jealous, spiteful, insecure and unremarkable people in life who accomplish very little except to drain your positivity and rain on your parade. They will resent your success and happiness and undermine you at every opportunity. They can’t build or create anything of value physically or spiritually, but are very good at tearing others down.
If someone embodies any of these qualities to an over bearing degree, they don’t last long in my universe.
Am I perfect with keeping these influences out of my life every day? Hell no – I am only human after all! But I am always moving forward and taking action in a positive and productive direction.
So, what are you willing to put up with in your life? Do any of my dragons match yours?
I want to be perfectly clear that I am not advocating anyone go out and “slay” anybody or anything and that the term “slaying your dragons” is just a metaphor. While I feel ridiculous for having to state this disclaimer, unfortunately this is the dumbed down world we live in which forces me to say this!
Stay Well! Take Action! Be Consistent! Train and Eat Smart! Get Rid of the Drains and Pains in Your Life! Value your loved ones and friends and get out and have some active, safe fun!
I’m Mark Mellohusky- an often barefoot eternal student of health and physical culture who will not go quietly into the sunset since I have learned how to age gracefully by adopting sane eating strategies, staying strong and lean, moving well and pain-free and conquering nasty fat. All without spending hours haunting gyms doing hours of sappy low value media endorsed exercises.
There’s a sparkle in my eyes and iron in my thighs!
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