A great day starts with being wholeheartedly alive. But what happens when we encounter those around us that are lifeless?
These are others that are just going through the motions in life. Maybe their health has deteriorated. Maybe they gave up on their dreams or waiting for things to get better. Maybe they don’t have the resources or know what to do to change. After a while, they become negative and stagnant.
Seeing others in this shape is a reminder to not let ourselves cross over into a lifeless mindset.
Let us support others and keep ourselves fully awake and alive today.
Why do high achievers take everything so serious?
We think of failure as the end, then we concern ourselves about it way too much.
Maybe we just stop. Maybe not forever but at least for today. Or maybe we just should start another time.
If we aren’t successful, chances are there’s a better plan that awaits. In the meantime, why be so serious?
Others probably don’t notice, or they’ve already forgotten about it – and we are still stressing and depleting our energy.
If it isn’t life threatening, let us stop, let go, regroup and be more frivolous today.
Finishers are leaders with the commitment, consistency and ability to “close the deal.”
What would be the best goal for this morning?
Start out by being excited about the day. If we aren’t excited about doing anything we have planned, why do it? If we have a choice, why not avoid commitments that don’t excite us?
If we are dreading a task or being in a certain situation, think hard about just saying no or finding a way to get out of it. If we don't have a choice, just choose to be excited because you don't have a choice anyway.
Let us be excited about everything today.
The sharpest people hold themselves to a higher standard. They seek not to be the same but to be better… to always take the high road.
They also seek to surround themselves with others that hold them to a higher standard. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing or not doing. We are the only ones that knows our potential. There’s also no need for excuses or need to explain to anyone else because we are the only ones we account for.
Expecting more from ourselves is all we can control.
Let us refuse to disappoint ourselves today.
To like someone is to enjoy a person just because …. And that could BE the CAUSE of many things.
When we think someone likes us, we usually like them too. It sounds so simple but it’s easier to trust and warm up to them and give them the benefit of the doubt.
It’s the same for us. We like people that like us. So why not practice letting others know that we like them, especially if we genuinely do? There’s nothing wrong with saying, “You know, I really like you!” That one statement may change everything.
Let us like to like those we like today.
When we “try too hard” it may be an indication that we need to do something different. It creates resistance and we feel a force field of energy that drains us where we are less effective. We aren’t fooling anyone either because others can sense it.
With accomplishment comes schedules, deadlines, higher expectations, more demands… but it comes with more stress. What comes naturally is usually the right thing to do. Things that are easy brings effortlessness which creates less stress and greater success.
Let us be effortless in all we do by working in our natural flow today.
The act of giving is actionable and ongoing, not just a one time or occasional act.
A truly giving person develops the act of giving by habit. Giving is their nature and they do it without keeping a tally or even thinking about it.
The purest form of giving is not expecting anything in return and not focusing on the result of our giving.
When we stop giving, we just exist without a deeper level of meaning in our lives. It is when we give that we are able to receive more than we already have.
Let us give naturally with the only intention to make a difference today.
If we don’t love ourselves, why would anyone else believe we are worth loving? Why would we say to ourselves anything that we wouldn’t say to a friend? Or, why would we treat others better than we treat ourselves?
We must give “me” a reason to love “me.” It’s a practice. It’s not selfish. When we love ourselves, we don’t need to compare ourselves to anyone else or look to others for validation. There’s no need to seek approval because we are completely secure with ourselves.
Let us give us a reason to fall in love with ourselves today.
What if started our day and didn’t have any challenges to overcome?
There would be nothing to work on or creative solutions to propose. There would be nothing to learn or a need to think at a deeper level.
Challenges bring meaning to life.
Maybe we’ve been given our challenges because we are the only ones that have the capacity to find a resolution.
The question we should be asking is, are we inspired by the challenge and is the challenge worth our time.
Let us be thankful for the worthwhile challenges we are fortunate enough to receive today.