We have a choice to spend our time on either sustaining or improving.
Sustaining time is associated with keeping things up and running. These are routine activities that form structures around our lives. Though important, sustaining doesn’t help us leap forward.
It takes a balance of both, but we never want to spend more time sustaining than we do improving. Sustaining is thoughtless. Improving is thoughtful.
Improving is what matters in the larger scheme of life.
Let us think bigger by spending bigger chunks of time on improving today.
Some people strive their entire lives to find their purpose. It’s not as if it’s a magical experience and our purpose just appears. It happens over time.
First there’s an interest.
Then there is an enthusiasm – something that makes us feel exhilarated. Once we recognize that spark of excitement, we learn more about it, practice at being the best at it, fall in love with it and then start to serve others with it.
It may take a lifetime and we must be attuned to it.
Let us search for our spark and connect to our purpose today.
If we know our value, we don’t need other people to do for us what we can do for ourselves. When we let others do the hard work for us, the less we grow. When we depend on others to build us up, they have the same power to tear us down.
People in our lives come and go. There’s no need to depend on others to set the price for our value. We are never worthLESS.
We are always worthMORE.
Let us be our greatest encourager and seek approval from ourselves today.
Success comes to those that are emotionally invested and success certain. No one can determine our success or failure until we decide it is so. Success resonates from within.
It comes down to trusting ourselves and accepting the risk no matter what happens. It’s an easy shift to act as if success is to be so and believe it.
Let us wear the look of success today.
Our days are filled with things that are unexpected and out of our control. Isn’t it refreshing to be with others that are flexible, e.g. willing to change a schedule, open to re-prioritizing tasks, or approaching the way we get things done differently?
Being inflexible just makes life more difficult and less fun. If things change why not say sure, great idea!
Effective flexibility is going with the flow but staying on course.
Let us be firm when it comes to deciding what our goals are but flexible in the systems that support how we reach our goals today.
Life isn’t about getting through the day or living for the weekend. Life is about creating meaningful experiences that we enjoy.
Only we can create our experience in the way we want to live. One experience may not be any more special than the other. It’s simply our perspective about how we perceive it and how intense we make it in our mind. After all, it’s our experience. Our experience doesn’t belong to anyone else.
Let us live each experience to the fullest in every moment today.
Creativity is the one thing that sparks new ideas into being. When we feel stuck or complacent, a push in creative thinking can change everything. It requires that we draw from our experiences and knowledge and see things in a different way, then act on it.
The more we create, the more creative we become.
We either do what everyone else does or what has already been done, or we create something new by believing in new possibilities mixed with excitement. Creative thinking inspires us to change and be better.
Let us find new things that inspire us and unlock our creativity today.
There are two kinds of goals: ultimate and practical.
Both types of goals need enthusiasm and anticipation to build momentum. It’s said that make-believe is the basis for all motivations in life.
Let us dream of our ultimate goal and be practical in our work to get it done today.
When we see someone or something that we deem as a measure of success, it’s worthwhile to consider that a great decision was made to take action. Any decision is measured by a new action we take no matter how big or small.
When our actions aren’t aligned with our decisions, our decisions don’t mean anything, or we haven’t really decided because we aren’t doing anything.
What does it take to rewire our brain, so when we decide, we act, and then get results?
Let us measure our success by our decisions + actions = the result of today.
We can work ourselves to the bone and give everything we have to give, and it still may not make a difference if one thing is missing: Love.
It’s not about how much we do, but how much love we put into whatever we do that counts.
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into the gifts we give.
It’s an easy thing to do; find more ways to put more love into what we do. It may be the one thing that can make everything better.
Let us expand the love we put into every action today.