Do you ever feel like your always going uphill carrying excess baggage? Does life continually seem to be hitting you harder and harder? Do you want to give up? Do you????? Have you ever thought about those things in life you are proud of? Those events and times that had greatest meaning to you? I would assume the things we value most in life are the things we FIGHT the hardest for….. If it’s really something you want and value you will continue to give all you have for it…… IF YOU don’t then maybe it’s not what you really want???? I love today’s clip and how it helps access if what we want is worth fighting for. Evaluate the road you are on and see FIRST if it is the right road. No reason to fight for things and waste time that do not really matter to you. Maybe they matter to the world but do they matter to you? As Stephen Covey often said, “Maybe it’s time to climb up the ladder of the jungle you are hacking your way through, to see if you are in the right jungle”. Find YOUR jungle and then FIGHT through whatever obstacles come your way….It will be worth it
This month I am focusing on Scroll #5 of Og Mandino’s “The greatest salesman in the world”. That scroll is marked, “I will live this day as if it were my last”. How often do we approach THIS day as a gift? An opportunity to dream, laugh, love, and enjoy all of the wonders of this life? I firmly believe that when we look at THIS day as a gift we will DO things differently, we will treat others with love and compassion. Years ago I asked my own Father his secret to success. His remarks have remained with me to this day. He said every night before arising the next morning he looks at the next day as a little boy would Christmas Day. When we do this we are excited about the coming day and know something special is going to happen. Then upon arising he looks for that special “thing” that will occur that day and it usually does. When we are actively looking for the good in today we will find it. Enjoy today’s short clip to get your week started right.
How often do we get “Caught” up in our own little world? Our needs? Our passions? Our selfish behaviors? When things go wrong as they sometimes will, who do we blame? Do we look in the mirror and place responsibility on ourselves or ALWAYS find another to blame. It can become so easy to get caught up in our own problems and lives we fail to see what others may be dealing with. It’s hard to “man up” and take the necessary responsibility but when we do change can occur. Change first within our own lives and then with those we love. It’s time for all of us to see our own “Reflection”…….
What you’ve never heard of “Broken Focus Syndrome”. Well just because you have never heard of it doesn’t mean you haven’t lived it…… Most people live it multiple times every day, day after day. Every 11 minutes you and I are interrupted by something. Did you know it takes the mind up to 25 minutes to get back on task. What are the distractions in your life you are allowing to be DISTRACTIONS….. Watch today’s 30 second clip from Robin Sharma and decide to STOP being interrupted….
How much time do you, or someone you know spend countless number of minutes, hours, days, months, and years reflecting on the past? How often do we do that with those we love? How often do we pour salt on their wound to justify something we might have done or to promote guilt within them. In today’s echo Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains beautifully why we must cease this behavior. Focus on the healing for yourself and those around you. Leave the Past in the Past….
Getting up every time you fall is the “key” to accomplishing things you have yet to accomplish….. A few weeks ago I talked about not only getting up, but making up for the time it cost you falling. You and I are capable of accomplishing far more than we have…… But it begins with Getting UP!!!!
Life can be difficult at times. Our growth depends upon having to overcome and master things that are hard. Learning to be patient is important during these moments. As we progress and become ultimately better people we begin to realize the blessings of these stumbling blocks in our path. This wonderful short video in 3 minutes helps us understand we don’t have to accomplish it all NOW…. Time is part of Joy in our personal journey’s.
A few weeks ago I was in my BNI meeting and listened to a presentation that came from Ivan Misner about the Value of a Bar of Iron. Take time to watch today’s short analogy. I go through the process of how a $5.00 bar of Iron can be transformed into $20 horseshoes, or $250 screwdrivers, or $3000 sewing needles, and finally $250,000 balance springs for watches. What are you doing with your bar of Iron? Most of us are merly making horseshoes. It’s time to start making balnce springs for watches.
We all know what is right and I wrong, and good, and bad. The question is how consistent our behavior is with what we know is right. In a world of accumulation being king we can sacrifice our integrity to accumulate more. In today’s short clip I believe it illustrates in a few minutes how important it is we become consistent with true principles. Take inventory of how you are measuring up and if change is needed go ahead and make the change.