Here’s one I wrote this morning:
I woke up feeling a little groggy this morning, with grey sky and little, but a 65% rating on my sleep capacity – thanks to my new friendly app, Sleep Cycle. If you haven’t downloaded this already, then do it now! It has a funky alarm, and some disturbing sleep aids.
In spite of all of the fore mentioned challenges, I am readily excited and expectant for a great week ahead – I refuse to accept anything different! …And you know I mean business when I wake up before my alarm; currently fighting the urge to stand up, in public, and shout; ‘BABY YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET’ at the top of my voice. Not that I would EVER do that…
Hey, it’s Monday; and all I’m suggesting is let’s take this bad boy week, by storm!
OK, no more cheesy rock songs after this…
We all have a purpose. We all have a set of gifts unique to us, with desires, beliefs and values that are meant to work together and lead us in the direction of our destiny. Unfortunately, due to fear, uncertainty and what appears to be unquestionable risk has meant that many do not venture out to life the full and abundant life they were meant for.
If you do anything today. If you have ever been told that your dream was a fad, unattainable, or impossible, then I urge you to listen to this clip and consider that if you are hungry enough to achieve that dream, to live with a purpose that extends beyond our own lives and leaves a mark – that’s what they call legacy – then let this woman be an inspiration and an encouragement to you that it IS possible to go against the grain and the labels society tends to put on us, and see our dreams become a reality.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” (Thanks to a good friend who posted this on his Facebook Post) Don’t let the circumstances of life push you around, decide that irrespective of your past or current situation that you can and you will do whatever it takes to fulfil what is on your life.
The world may tell you it’s impossible, but I would urge you to listen to the clip below and be as tenacious as Helen.
There is nothing more satisfying than to feel like you’ve achieved something each day. It makes most of the bumps on the journey of life feel, a little less bumpy.
When we accomplish even a few small tasks (like writing this blog to publish for a later date, before leaving for work), we set ourselves on a path the teachers and psychologists call ‘flow.’
If you want to be more productive next week, set yourself some planning time this weekend, and ensure you act on the following:
- Make a list – there is power in writing things down. Make a list of everything big and small you want to achieve next week, or if you’re feeling ambitious – over the year. Be realistic though, if your goals are big, then break them down into steps, to ensure you don’t overwhelm yourself.
- Keep the list – don’t throw it away and forget about it – that would defeat the purpose. Keep it in front of you every day. Life can get clogged up with all kinds of stuff, so it’s good to remind yourself of the goal.
- Check it off – don’t forget to check off items when you achieve them. It really is the best feeling in the world when all three of these keys are in sync.
Try it and let’s see how you go. Have a great weekend folks. I will have a cracking blog for you on Monday – don’t miss it.
Once you decide what it is that you want to achieve this year – no matter how small, or large it may be; do something that will take you in that direction.
It’s easy to overwhelm ourselves with what we want out of life if you are someone with big dreams, but start by choosing to take one thing and work to see that accomplished. I suggest we make that one thing big, and then work it back into steps. Look at what you need to do to get there. Every destination requires some level of steps to get there.
Think about it… to gain access to a flat on the fifth floor, you are required to climb a minium of five floors to get there, and depending on the structure of the building you either need to take five set of stairs, or sometimes 10, or sometimes more.
Ask yourself these few questions to help you achieve your goal:
1. Where am I?
2. Where do I want to be?
3. What steps are required to get there?
Choose do so one thing today, but be careful… do NOT mistake activity for productivity, and always check your progress.