Why are you doing what you are doing?
Are you just staying busy or are you actually being productive?
And more importantly, what is it that you actually want to do?
What dreams do you have?
And how are you achieving them?
There is a big difference between being busy and being productive.
And we all have experienced both.
What’s important is what you do Today.
Know your why and then take action.
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
You lost the game.
You won it next week.
You fell down.
You got back up.
You’ve been hated.
You’ve been loved.
Why is it easier for people to cling to the negative?
It could be, like Tupac said, that “fear is stronger than love.”
Or it could be the result of societies current dogmas.
Societies change, history shows us this, but it always begins at an individual level.
You may have been defeated once, or even hundreds of times, but life is not done with you yet.
Don’t confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Where are you going?
What’s the rush?
Sometimes a sense of urgency is necessary, and sometimes it’s not.
And sometimes we’re all so busy rushing around that we forget the joy in this moment.
Take a deep breath.
Be here, now.
And from here, you can go anywhere.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu
The direction of your life depends on you and your vision.
(if you aren’t happy with your life currently, a new vision might help)
Dream some more.
Pray some more.
And now you’re on your way.
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu
What dream do you have?
Are you taking actions towards your dream?
What is one thing you can do today to begin turning dreams into reality?
It won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen until you first have the dream.
“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out.”
– Jim Carrey
You have something the world not only wants, but needs.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep going, knowing that it is near.
It’s sometimes just around the corner.
“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”
– Isaac Newton
Nature appears to be meditating all the time. It is still. It doesn’t worry about anything yet it accomplishes its task.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
We’ve been educated to worry, but what if we didn’t?
What if for at least one day we didn’t worry about anything – like Bob Marley sings.
My challenge for you is for one day this week, think about what it would be like to not worry about anything at all.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
– John Lennon
But first, express how you feel.
This is difficult to do in societies that don’t encourage self-expression, but it is essential toward creating a better tomorrow, for us all.
There is something within you that this world needs now more than ever.
Discover it & share it.
The world will thank you.
“Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.”
– Lao Tzu
There’s no need to expand on this simple yet profound message from Lao Tzu.
Do your work, then step back.
Enjoy the view.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
-Alice in Wonderland
You’ve heard the phrase “think outside the box”, but what does it really mean to think outside the box?
Part of what this phrase means is to ask impossible questions.
& just as history shows, sometimes, often accidentally, that impossibilities are possible.
The 4 minute mile.
The Earth isn’t the center of the Universe.
A black president.
And the list goes on…
The ceiling is waiting to be broken, & it’s waiting to be broken by you.