As YOU begin your day, remember YOU are always YOU…No matter what kind of car YOU drive or what size house YOU live in. YOU are always YOU, no matter what color your hair is, or how much YOU weigh…Inside, it is always YOU!
YOU are not your job…YOU are not the clothes YOU wear…YOU are not the body in which YOU live…YOU are more. YOU are YOU. There is no one else like YOU anywhere…YOU are unique…YOU have a special contribution to make, not in the distant future, but right now, today.
There is something YOU can do right this moment, for which YOU are absolutely the most qualified, the most appropriate, the best suited person to do it…YOU are better at being YOU than anyone else in this world…It is your responsibility, so make sure YOU never allow anyone stop YOU from being YOU.
YOU are YOU…Make the most of that and YOU will understand how very special it is.
Think about it, wouldn’t it be great to have a whole day without worries? Just imagine how Creative, Productive and Effective YOU could be if only YOU were not plagued with constant, annoying worries.
The fact is…YOU can have a day without worries every day. Worry is not a foregone conclusion, it is simply one of many ways in which YOU can choose to respond to your circumstances.
The thing about worry is, it exacts a heavy price but it doesn’t accomplish anything…And it is completely unnecessary.
Certainly there are things that will make you concerned…Certainly YOU must be adequately prepared for the reality of your situation. Yet there is never any use in worrying. When YOU catch yourself starting to worry…STOP! Quickly switch your energy to something else. Make plans, consider the possibilities, take action, and leave your worries behind. It will make an enormous positive difference.
Do YOU have trouble making decisions? Is it difficult to juggle your priorities? Do YOU find it hard to say “no” , even when YOU really want to? Do YOU sometimes sit and wonder what YOU should do next?
Perhaps YOU need to clarify your sense of Direction. We all have a general idea of where we want to go, though very few people take the time to really think in specifics. But if YOU don’t know exactly where YOU want to go, YOU tend to stray off track. Distractions come along and pull YOU in a lot of different directions. Decisions become difficult to make when YOU don’t have a clear Direction.
Knowing exactly where YOU are going can focus your efforts like nothing else. Do you ever find at the end of the day that YOU haven’t accomplished very much? A clear sense of Direction can change that.
When YOU know exactly where YOU are going, exactly what YOU want to do, YOU can use that Direction to evaluate everything YOU do. Ask yourself, “Is what I am doing right now getting me any closer to where I want to be?” If not, then why are YOU doing it? If not, YOU better stop that and start doing something that will get YOU in the right Direction.
A ship sailing across the ocean is off course 90% of the time. But because the navigator knows the final destination, he can make all the necessary course corrections along the way, before the ship gets too far off course. Those mid-course corrections are vital. And they are impossible without a specific destination.
The same holds true for any endeavor. Everything requires adjustments and corrections along the way. But in order to make the right adjustments, the final destination must be precisely defined. Only then can YOU keep yourself on track for success.
YOU deserve a life that’s filled with happiness and meaning, prosperity and fulfillment…Yet YOU can’t expect for others to give it to YOU.
YOU deserve the very best in life… And you deserve the priceless experience of working with commitment, determination and persistence to bring it into being.
A free ride is worth precisely what YOU pay for it. Instead of looking to get stuff for free, honor and respect the immense value of your life by finding ways to give the best YOU have.
YOU have already been given the miraculous gift of life… Now is your opportunity to find spectacular fulfillment in earning your keep.
There are great challenges and injustices that will continue to work against YOU. But there’s no real value to be gained by seeing yourself as a victim.
Instead, see yourself for what YOU truly are, a loving, caring, unique person who can make a big difference. YOU owe it to life, and especially to yourself, to make that difference, so work right now to make it in a great big, beautiful way.
I will be the first to admit that constant self discipline is not easy. It is the price YOU pay for achievement. YOU basically have two choices in your life. YOU can chose the “easy” life, a life free from effort and self discipline, or YOU can chose to pay the price for success.
At any given moment, the “easy” life of leisure and fun is the most effortless choice. The rewards are immediate. It is easier to spend the day at the lake than to spend the day working. It is easier to sit in front of the TV than it is to read a book or write a business plan.
In the long run, however, the easy life leads to mediocrity. If YOU don’t do much, nothing much gets done. Your life gets nowhere.
A life of effort and self discipline is more difficult on a daily basis. YOU have to get out of bed early every morning. YOU sometimes have to do things that are unpleasant. It isn’t always fun. But YOU end up accomplishing something. YOU make something of your life. All those days spent working and disciplining yourself will eventually pay off.
YOU can choose to pay the price of discipline now, today, and every day. Or YOU can chose to pay later with the price of regret. Just imagine how YOU would feel, knowing YOU could have had success, accomplishment, and wealth, but didn’t do it because YOU chose the easy life.
Just imagine the depth of pain YOU would feel when you realize it’s too late, that YOU no longer have the energy or the opportunity to make something of yourself. Wouldn’t YOU rather pay the small price of self-discipline now, and look back at a life of accomplishment?
Put the work in now! Go earn those Sprinkles!