Nowhere is it written that we have to love each moment. Reality dictates that we most definitely won’t love each moment. What’s most important is to be sure we always aim to live each moment. They are finite for us all. There is no data to suggest otherwise.
Shitty days are fertilizer. Water them with tears, and let there be growth.
If offered a position that carries the weight of responsibility your current talents are not yet strong enough to uphold, do not waste time worrying about weakness – get stronger, faster. People are relying on you. You can’t wing responsibility, especially if you chose to accept the position being offered. As you’re getting stronger, your greatest strength is humility, ownership and taking responsibility for what you know are your areas of weakness.
Hard work results in calloused hands. If we’re not careful, the hard work we do on ourselves can callus our hearts. This betrays even the best efforts of our minds.
We all have blind spots. When searching for a path forward, may we use our resourcefulness to get a better sense of our surroundings. In the darkness, what our heads might first perceive as a dead end, may actually be a door. Feel around!
When working out, we know what it feels like to work to failure, where the thought of one more rep feels like it may kill us, when in reality we know that it’s our thoughts that fail us more often than our bodies do. If we experience that point of failure with our bodies in the moment, we know that tomorrow we’ll be back. We know this because after a five minute break, when our breath and composure return to normal, we know we could do one more rep right then and there if needed. If we approach our mental efforts and daily work with the same mindset, we can push to failure and beyond.
What we do daily is the result of how we think about our choices. When that little voice in our head speaks wisely, we tend to say less, yet our words carry more weight. When that voice amplifies our egos instead of our purpose, we tend to speak too much adding little value to any conversation.