Posted in Of Heart and Mind

Become Hungry For Life Again

One week ago today, April 20, I had 69 visitors and over 90 page visits. Let’s try and make that a daily occurrence! Share with your friends and family to make sure they get their daily dose, too.

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Today’s a day of action-planning, of introversion. What the heck do I want from my life?

Here’s a few things I’ve come up with for the remainder of 2016:

  • have open dialogue and a deeper relationship with God
  • create change in people’s lives (both physically and mentally)
    • help clients reach a new personal best every time I meet with them
    • educate clients on the importance of nutrition for mind and body
    • influence non-clients to want to learn more about exercise and nutrition
  • attend at least 4 seminars/conferences to gain knowledge in my field(s) of work
  • compete in a figure contest and place 1st
  • observe/intern at a prosthetics lab to work my way to grad school
  • upgrade my 2007 Kawasaki 650R for another sportsbike (make/model to be decided)
  • drive my 1969 Jeepster Commando through all kinds of scenery
  • become more financially stable with income and expenses
  • make a social life for myself (interactions outside of those with my pups)
  • record at least one song of voice and guitar as a Christmas gift
  • have more contact with family and friends outside of Austin

Take an hour one day to sit down and write down some short-term (6-12 month) goals. Every week, take 30 minutes to go over your list, see where you’re putting the effort and make sure you’re doing something weekly to work towards all of those goals. Some goals might take more persistence than others… Budget your time. Make sure you have your priorities in line. Yes, this is the only life you’ve got.

Don’t find yourself looking back every December asking yourself “What did I do this year?” and having your response be a blank stare on your face with bags under your eyes because all you’ve done is work, work, work and not pursue YOU!

Here are a few great links to help you work on those characteristics that are essential to deciding, working towards, and obtaining your life goals:

  1. Fear: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/mind-meaning/how-to-use-fear/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=How%2520to%2520Use%2520Fear&utm_campaign=Editorial
  2. Mastery: http://www.businessinsider.com/tony-robbins-what-to-do-in-20s-be-successful-in-30s-2016-4
  3. Audacity: https://definingaudacity.com/2013/08/22/leverage2/
  4. Hungry for Life: http://www.hungryforlife.org/blog/why-again-did-we-start

Instead of dragging your feet, make every step purposefully. Instead of waiting, go out and put your dreams in the palm of your hand. Instead of falling victim to setbacks, use them as a diving board to jump deeper into what you want in your life.

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Warmly,

Coral Jinright

Posted in Of Heart and Mind

Opportunities Arise

If you’ve known me long enough (or well enough), you’ve come to learn that I don’t do well without a task. Whether that task is to make people before 110% better at the end of a training session, finish up the rest of my 15 page undergraduate research paper, or simply do an oil change on my motorcycle, I am always looking for something that has an end result. Sometimes, though, that inhibits you from appreciating all of the connections you’ve made along the way. I’ve made connections with people, with God, with animals, with machines, with Mother Nature. And sadly, day by day, some of those connections are taken for granted. To me, that is highly unacceptable. So on Earth Day, I sit here in a restaurant sipping my water (after eating some eggs, sausage and gluten-free pancakes) after a CRAZY leg day. I’m seeing single mothers have lunch with her two daughters too young to sit in the booth; I’m seeing two elderly women discuss patterns and colors for a project they are working on together; I’m seeing husband and wife share a lunch together after such a busy week.

We have all fallen victim to waltzing through life, staring at the flowers in the grass. But maybe, we haven’t been admiring the magnificence of the blue sky, the air conditioning in your car, or the clothes on your body. When you stop and take the time to really look at EVERYTHING, the whole world is different. I live a fast-paced life, multiple jobs, and a million to-do’s written on a piece of paper in my backpack. Writing this post is thanks to the abundance of reading I have been doing about our miraculous human body, the love of my boyfriend, dogs and family, the guidance of my mentors and the dedication of my peers to serve as a great model to those around them. Chase after your dreams. Write them everywhere! A whiteboard or a bathroom mirror instead of just a piece of paper you can crumple up and throw away. See these things EVERY DAY and know the Universe is pulling these things together to see you flourish. Embrace it.

Faithfully,

Coral Jinright