Question Your World’s Meaning

"That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much." -Robert Louis Stevenson

Success is for so many something that we chase our whole lives but never really feel it. Never really defining it in a way that allows us to hold on to it and treasure it. Instead, we encourage ourselves to continue on, press on, push harder for more and more and more. And because of this, our success is always at arms distance to us no matter what we achieve. When we get the money we seek, we want more. When we get the houses and cars we desire, we want new ones. And when we pursue the loves of our lives, we so often take them for granted the longer they are with us. We live in these states of contradiction our entire lives. And yet we continue on. We accept the way the world defines success, happiness, the good life and what it means to be human almost without question. We accept it because someone we trusted, who also bought into these ideas told these things to us. It is always a dangerous game we play when we blindly accept the truths of others without our own internal critical analysis. Question your world and your assumptions surrounding all the meaning that you have about your world. 

When we question the meaning of love, or joy, or our even our anxieties for example, then we start to uncover the meaning that we have attached to each topic. It is this meaning that you can change if you so desire. There are few absolutes in this life, and the meaning that you have ascribed to everything you seek is completely yours to mold and form into what serves your wellbeing the best. For example, success may mean making lots of money, or it could mean living a free life sleeping on a beach. But whatever it may mean, you get to decide. Don’t let the world or anyone else decide for you. If you can’t answer why you love something and why the answer to that questions is important you, then you have probably accepted some truth without critically analyzing it for its value to your life. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.