Don't start the day out with a loss. Even if you manage to keep "that parent" from cutting you off in the school run by riding the bumper of the car in front, is this really a win? Really? Does your day or world become better because of this? Start your day by cutting out some stress, measure the importance of your battles, and give youself a chance to win your daily war.
Have you ever had that expectation that something was going to happen, and when it did happen you knew you were going to be angry? It could be anything. Maybe the neighbour has a noisy car and at 6am every morning he gets in his car and wakes up the neighbourhood as he drives to work.
This week we have taken a long look at how the world is actively trying to manipulate your mind to make you think that happiness can be purchased. It can't. Take a moment today to think about what you want to achieve, and take the first step into a world of possibility. What are you waiting for?
As a follow-up to Father Frank's wise words, we could also state that we are human beings, not human havings. Your value as a human is not based on what you have, what you do for a living, or how much you experience.
We like to feel in charge of our own destiny. We like to think we shape our own future. We see inspirational messages about shaking off the past, but how can we do that when our past is the only resource we have to make decisions and create new ideas? We'll be looking at those questions this week.
If you are thinking that "There must be more to life than this," you are correct. There is. Find your arc, and keep it as a constant idea to work on. Spend a little time each day or week, and just add a little more. Stoke the fire of creativity, and create your vision of the future.
Remember that our roads with continue to fork, split, and change direction. When faced with a fork in the road it is unlikely that either will be a straight destination to your goal. You may even change your goal as you travel the path. Make a decision, make the best of the opportunity you have, and stay open for new experiences. Dream on!
Helping people achieve their goals is not all that hard, very often costs us nothing except for a small amount of time or an encouraging word, and yet can inspire people to great heights.
Above all else, treat everyone with respect and listen to their ideas. Somewhere in an entry level position of a corporation is a genius with an amazing idea who just happened to have the misfortune of having an email account.
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