Do you run your day or let your day run you?
A major reason people aren’t doing well is that they keep trying to get THROUGH the day. A more worthy way is to get FROM the day.
I majored in getting through the day, most of the time whining and complaining about how the world was against me. Nothing was going right.
My recurring lesson: Stop whining and complaining. Instead, be a sensitive observer and ponder what’s happening around us. Be alert. Be awake. Let life and its subtle messages touch us.
Very often the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among those seemingly insignificant events of life. If we don’t pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.
I know what I’d missed, a much happier life with more fulfillment.
We need to be good observers and astute evaluators of what’s happening around us. These events affect us by leaving an imprint of what we’ll be and how we’ll live one day. Our philosophy and guiding principles about activity, and our attitude about hard work will affect the quality of our lives.
Have you ever decided to do less than you could?
There could be reasons such as, lack of appreciation or recognition, or there’s no apparent reward for give the best. It could simply be that you don’t deem the other party as worthy of receiving the best of your effort.
Over time, this could become the way one handles everything. As the saying goes, the way you do something is the way you do everything.
This error in judgment has a cost on our self-confidence. Repeated daily, we’d soon find ourselves not only doing less than we should, but also being less than we could. This adds up and the cumulative effect of this error in judgment can be devastating.
The good news, it’s easy to reverse the process!
Today we can develop a new discipline of observing instead of ignoring; doing instead of neglecting. Every time we choose action over ease, or labour over rest, we begin to feel better about ourselves, more confident. We’ll even trust ourselves more.
When we feel this way about ourselves, it provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable; it is what we BECOME in the process of doing that brings value into our lives.
Activity converts dreams into reality. When an idea becomes an actuality, it gives us a personal value that can come from no other source.
So be a good observer of the world around you and enjoy the hard work you put into enterprising — then enjoy life to its fullest!
William Shakespeare said:
time is very slow for those who wait
very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament
very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love, time is eternal.