Life is too big to think small. We’re going to be thinking anyway. It’s not like we can turn off thinking. So why not think big? Why not think about big things even when we are doing small things? If we think big, our world will be bigger.
Even when we feel small, if we can push ourselves to think bigger, we will feel better. Because even if we feel small, we are part of something bigger.
Let us add to whatever we are thinking and think bigger today.
January 28th, 2021
We are meant to do great things! Every person from the lowest job in the hierarchy to the highest position has a burning desire to do something great.
We might be able to squelch it for a period of time but it’s lurking in the background, yearning to come forward. It never goes away. It’s always there, waiting for an opportunity to be expressed. It’s like a match waiting to be lit.
Let us respond to anything that strikes our spirit today.
The Full Bucket of Life
Think about the billions of people that live in the world, and those that have come before us, or the hundreds of thousands of people that die each day or go to work, trying to make a living. It’s easy to feel insignificant.
Maybe we are just a drop in a big bucket of life. Maybe what we do doesn’t matter. But what if our personal drop were missing? Whose lives would be impacted. What things would be left undone? Everyone is significant and we are it.
Let us be the full bucket of life all contained in our one drop today.
Ask Nothing in Return
Aren’t genuine people refreshing? They project authentic honesty without any ulterior motives. When we’re around them, we don’t sense there are hidden motives in what they say. We don’t feel manipulated. We feel there’s a balance of give and take so the relationship becomes unconditional.
That’s when we can make an authentic connection and everything else falls into place. A fresh feeling of calmness, kindness and simplicity surrounds us.
Let us be a gift to others and ourselves by genuinely giving all we can and asking nothing in return today.
Most people are users of other people’s success. They spend their time reading online information, watching TV, listening to podcasts, and reading books that others have written.
Highly successful people are creators. They are coming up with new ideas and creating new tools and presentations. They are the ones that are designing, initiating and shaping the future.
Creativity isn’t studied or copied. It must be experienced and activated.
Let us be creative creators rather than users today.
Do It With Love
If we aren’t doing what we love, why would we do it? We’re just wasting our time. And our time is precious.
Of course, we must do things that get us from point A to B. It may not be the things that are at the top of our love to do list. But we must recognize it as such and do it anyway with the best spirit imaginable. We know it and everyone else recognizes it when we do what we do as if nothing else matters.
Let us bring our whole self into whatever we are doing and love doing it today.
Interested in Being Interesting?
Doesn’t everyone want to be thought of as interesting? Who wants to be boring or just ordinary? The gusto in life is to be fascinating, captivating, spellbinding… These are interesting characteristics.
How can we be interesting if we aren’t interested? Interested in our work, interested in the routine of our day, interested in what others are doing, interested in ourselves!
If we want to be interesting, we must come alive no matter what we are doing.
Let us raise the bar and be the interest of today.
Life is pretty simple. It’s nothing more than simple complexity. We just make it more complex than it needs to be. Anyone can make something more difficult. It takes a higher level of intellect to make it simple.
Isn’t it a breath of fresh air when someone takes unnecessary complexity and lays out a simple solution? The energy level immediately skyrockets.
Complexities drain us. Simplicity is just a puzzle of complexity that is solved.
Let us look through a simplistic lens and raise our level of energy today.
Find Joy In Our Work
Life is meant to be great! It’s our responsibility to find joy in it. Part of our life includes work. It’s how we spend our time using mental or physical effort directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.
Work isn’t not meant to be drudgery. It’s what we do as a means to help us achieve our goals. It’s one of the few things that gives substance in our lives. If we don’t love our work, it’s our responsibility to change it.
Let us raise our spirits to the highest level and find joy in our work today.
The First 10%
For the most part, in anything we do, in the first 10% of how we do what we do is the most important part. After that, the rest of the 90% falls into place. That first 10% includes our attitude, approach, energy, planning, influence…. all the leadership skills that are needed to get difficult things done.
Once we enter the 11% and above, we are on our way and others follow. Before we know it, we are doing what we thought might have been impossible.
Let us give it our all in the first 10% today.