The world needs people that will give it all they got. And while they are giving it, they give it with relentless passion.
Once we achieve that, there’s nothing more we can do.
We don’t have to wonder about success or wish we had done more because there is nothing left to give.
What is the alternative? It’s the inner knowing that we didn’t give it our all then living with the regret.
Regret is the worse pain because it lasts a lifetime.
Let us live free knowing we gave it our all with a passion for the things we value today.
Real success demands a calm approach for prioritization.
Otherwise we fall into the trap of moving from one urgent task to the next, putting out fires, or feeling like we are in a crisis mode. This is the trap of being overwhelmed and ineffective. If we let this go on long enough if feels like we have no choice but to continue to operate in that environment.
Over time, we lose the ability to move ourselves forward with less focus on our greatest priorities.
A workable tactic is to be specific and realign to our highest values then restructure our thoughts.
Let us proactively prioritize today.
If you ask high performers, how’s it going? Mostly likely they will say, I’m BUSY. If this is your response, ask yourself, being BUSY doing what?
Being BUSY is a weak response. Being BUSY says we can’t prioritize our life. Being BUSY implies we may be in overdrive and not making time for what we value.
If we articulate what BUSY is and substitute the word BUSY for how we are spending our time, maybe it would bring more clarity.
Let us make sure when we say we are BUSY we aren’t filling up our time with a bunch of nonsense today.
Isn’t it surprising when we pay attention to the small details, we receive the greatest reward? These are the types of details like doing something simply because we care about a person, with no special reason or occasion.
When we consider what builds a relationship over time it usually isn’t the grand deeds, it is the small things. It could be as small as a caring gesture or kind word.
If we care about another person, why wouldn’t we do whatever we can, with whatever we have, to help them?
Let us ask what we can do to improve the lives of those we care about today.
Metacognition is thinking about our thinking. When we receive any kind of information from any source, we have a responsibility to think then filter carefully based on our thoughts.
If the information isn’t in our best interest, we can consider it as noise and tune it out. If the information doesn’t align with our values, we can dismiss it and move on.
Most of life is making decisions about what we value most then thinking about which action to take next.
Let us use our values as a thinking guide to help us make the best decisions today.
Eastern thought suggests that all our struggles and sadness stem from being too attached to something. That something might be how we want things to be, material things we want to acquire or expectations we desire from others.
It seems easy to say just let go and don’t be so attached to that something. That’s easier said than done.
Maybe the easiest way to react to attachment is to move into a place of non-judgment and observe as a bystander. This would free our mind to focus on what we can control and change.
Let us observe our thoughts in a spirit of non-judgment today.
Renewing the energy of our mind leads to enthusiasm, creativity, motivation – everything that contributes to our success. There’s no way we can “do more with less” energy.
Postponing awe-inspiring experiences, working longer hours, avoiding exercising, just to name a few, depletes our energy which in turn leads to burn-out and ruin.
Our mind needs high levels of energy so we can think clearly, make the best decisions and serve others with our greatest level of ability.
Let us fuel the fire of our energy; not risk allowing it burn out today.
Personal pressure usually originates from not completing what we start. That’s because we previously decided to start something, made an investment in time, money or energy – and now lack the discipline and willpower to see it through.
The stress comes from letting ourselves down combined with the mental angst of it weighing on our mind, knowing we are procrastinating.
If it's something we are committed to, there’s great power in getting rid of the busy work and deciding to finish.
Let us be stress-free and finish what we start with enthusiasm today.
Transformation isn't a future event. It's a present day activity.