Wake up & think positive
` The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. We feel the things we ought to be beating through the things we are.' Phillip Brooks - 1835-1893
I like my life but I do sometimes wake up and wonder if this is the life that I was meant to live or am I living it because of my own choices or circumstances. Is it fate or is it of free will? I wonder because I want to be better in every capacity. I like my life as it is because it is my life but I want to be better. I want my life to be better, for if it is better, so will the lives of others. Another word for this desire may be progress, a craving for success and or positive evolution.
I keep on coming to the conclusion that it is based on the choices that I have made. Yes, the lives that we live are also based on the choices that others have made for us or that we have made because of others but at the end of the day it is always a choice. Yes, circumstances do affect our choices and circumstances can make life difficult to live a grand life but we are not helpless to overcome the circumstances. I like to think that my circumstances are not greater than me and that I have the capability to overcome circumstances.
Life is not difficult. People make it difficult and we make it difficult. Life does not place obstacles in our path. People, culture, society, governments and organizations put obstacles in our path. Most important of all, We place obstacles in our own path. Life is neither good nor bad but according to the degree that we make it so. Our lives are neither good nor bad but to the degrees that we make it so or allow others to make it so. We live life according to the choices that we make and one of those choices is success.
Each day is as successful as we make it. Today is as good a day as any to decide to be successful. Today is as good a day as any to decide to have a great day. If you can wake up and plant the thought in your mind that ` I am going to have a good day today', the likely hood is that you will have a good day because it is a very simple, realistic and achievable goal within an achievable time frame. If you can wake up and insist that I am going to have a positive day today, then so it shall be.
If you can wake up and decide that you are going to be successful today or start a project today that will have life changing effects, yes you and and yes it will. One of the greatest tricks to any journey, including success is to plant the thought in your mind and feed the thought with action. Another trick is that you have to take the first step because nobody is going to take those steps for you and every journey begins with the first steps. Once you have started moving, keep on moving in the direction that you want to go in and keep on doing what will get you to your destination.
Have a positive monday morning and a successful week.
One lesson that you may have learnt from life or should learn quickly is that life does not always go according to plan. That would be too easy, a life and too easy a human experience, as it appears that each life must have its struggles.
A marriage does not always go according to plan, the plans we have for our children do not always go according to plan, friendship does not always go according to plan, families do not always go according to plan, work does not always go according to plan and love does not always go according to plan either. That does not stop us from planning and should not stop you from planning, for without a plan there is no direction, even if everything does not go according to plan. I did not expect to get a traffic ticket over the weekend but I did but that is certainly not going to stop me from driving or planning where I go. It means I will just have to be more careful.
Just as life does not go according to plan, so any given weekend or day may not go according to plan.That does not mean that you do not plan for the day ahead either. If you do not plan for the day ahead, then there is no direction to the day and the day is certainly not going to go according to plan because there is no plan.
It is also much easier to plan the day ahead, than to plan a wedding or make a ten year plan. The odds are in your favor in planning the day ahead, because much less can go wrong in a day, than in a five or ten years. This is not to say that you should not have a long term plan and not to say that you should take each day at a time. This is about the now and planning how the now unfolds. How you plan your day and how you make the day ahead unfold could have positive or negative ripples that affect the future.
Do not just wake up and plan to go to work. That is not a plan. That is something that you have to do.
Make your own plans for the day. Make a list of things to do that will give you some fulfillment or will touch someone else in a positive way. Make that overdue phone call or send that text message to someone dear to you or someone you need to make up with. Indulge yourself for a moment.
Some plans you can make that will definitely go according to plan. The more of the simple plans that you can make go according to plan, the more fulfillment you find. The more fulfillment that you find, the more joy you also find. By planning the day ahead, you are ultimately planning for joy.
Have a great week.