Today is everything “up to now” - an earlier time and all the events that occurred before this current moment of time.
To make the most of today we must make peace with everything “up to now” and release it. Otherwise it’s a repeat and it becomes today’s challenge. We didn’t wake up to be ordinary.
We woke up to be alive, and to be filled with energy and optimism, making the most of every moment.
Everything “up to now” is in the past.
Let us receive our gift of life, our presence for being here, in the present time today.
Most people evolve through their expertise and experience. Expertise comes from what we learned from the past but that’s what it is, the past. Experience is based on solutions to past problems that we previously solved so it too “has come and gone.”
What the world needs now is fresh, creative solutions for today and tomorrow - ideas that are relevant and filled with energy and enthusiasm.
Our opinions, experiences, education and advice don’t matter if we aren’t one step ahead and excited about the possibilities.
We evolve by our example.
Let us lead by that example today.
IF is a condition of something causing a result. IF is one of the most impactful words.
IF we can cause something to happen, IF we can make a change, or IF any condition causes us to be happy or unhappy, it’s just that – a condition.
Why do we need to satisfy a condition?
Why not be happy or feel successful regardless of the condition?
“What IF what” or “only IF” are just rules we make up for ourselves.
Let us remove the little word of IF and be unconditionally content with what is today.
When we are accustomed to things going our way, it's easy to become complacent. Then, if for whatever reason something doesn’t turn out the way we planned, we can’t let it bring us down. That’s when we need to believe in ourselves more than ever.
Our self-worth isn’t determined by external influences. We know we can turn things around and be better next time. Why seek approval or wait for confirmation from another?
Believing in ourselves is the ability to feel confident without anyone telling us because we already know it to be true.
What we tell ourselves will either lift us up or tear us down.
Let us exhibit self-belief first today.
Being ambitious is a passionate desire to achieve our dream: no one else’s. It is an indicator of who we are.
It’s not coming from a place of wanting power to be better than someone else or conquering an insecurity. It’s a deep-rooted yearning to go beyond ourselves and take charge of our future. It’s what drives us to accomplish great things.
Others get out of our way when they know what we want. Our value is no greater than our ambition and without ambition our potential is worthless.
Let us ambitiously seize every opportunity and stretch ourselves today.
Our life is exactly the way it is today based on how we perceive it to be in our thoughts. Sure, everything can change in an instant, but our thoughts are powerful cosmic waves of energy that controls us in whatever we do.
Thoughts fly in and out all day long. Whatever we keep thinking about, we give power.
If we care too much about other people’s thoughts, we turn our power over to them. Those that are masters at controlling their thoughts carry a golden key of success.
Let us be empowered to become what we think about today.
To be fresh is to be new, interesting, exciting, energetic, enthusiastic… it’s the process of reinventing ourselves – which is changing so much that we appear to be entirely new.
But we don’t wake up and become a new person overnight. We wake up and make small, intentional adjustments to be the best possible version of ourselves.
A fresh start is not a new us or a new place, it’s a new mindset. We can’t start fresh if our mind is still full of yesterday’s exhausted, worn out way of thinking.
Let us reinvent ourselves with a fresh start today.
Who do we know that is an overnight success?
Very few because success can’t be bought. It can only be earned. Success is different things for different people but most of us know, it’s not the ones that “have the most.”
It’s the ones that have striven through the journey, working in the trenches, climbing their way up and earning everything they’ve received. They figured things out for themselves.
When you see these people, you can hear it their voice and see it in their confidence. Most of all, they don’t need anyone else’s approval.
Let us stay focused on our path of success today.
What is that one thing that holds our complete attention once we start doing it? That’s the thing that sharpens our focus and puts us in the flow. It’s when we can work at optimal levels because our expertise, interest and level of challenge matches up, so we don’t procrastinate or get distracted.
If we can find a way to make a living out of that one thing, we never have to work another day in our life.
Let us get in the flow on the one thing that provides an opportunity to be prosperous and achieve our best work today.
We are all guilty of making our phone the first and last thing we see every day. Or, watching and listening to the sights and sounds of our phones rather than what’s going on around us.
This puts us in a reactive state because we are responding and receiving feeds of information that is pushed to us. Why not be the creators of our thoughts and live and be more?
Even if we don’t spend long periods of time on our phones, we scroll in short increments, which adds up to wasted time.
Let us scroll less and stroll more today.