“YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ALL DAY LONG!” Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I continue to observe the world around me, I can’t help but notice the increasing sense of urgency and pace evident in everything we do. Traffic is getting worse, everyone’s life is so “hectic” and the simple act of waiting in a queue for an extra few seconds seems an arduous task. We seem to be caught in a strong current dragging us NOWHERE fast!
SUCCESS can be defined as the PROGRESSIVE achievement of a desired goal. Human beings are most HAPPY when they are on track to achieving a goal, NOT when they reach it. When we do achieve a goal the feeling of elation is short-lived and we naturally start thinking about achieving another. It is the JOURNEY, then, that really brings us what we want!
Enjoy the journey more than the destination!!
Here are a few simple strategies to help you stay centred on the daily..
Be more aware of your internal thoughts and feelings
Start each day with a positive message – a quote, podcast or a few pages from your favourite book/audiobook
Surround yourself with positive people who encourage you and distance yourself from the others
Watch LESS TV, spend MORE time on self-development
Before you respond to anything take a moment to think and then respond in the positive
Take a walk and re-equilibrate your thoughts
Do something you love for an hour or so..
Go for a drive
Perform a random act of kindness
Strive to be a person who gives value rather than receives it
Give without expectation!
Look at material things as “replaceable” things
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY!!
“The happiest people are not necessarily those who have the best of everything, but those who make the best of what they have. Life is not a question of how to survive in a storm, but how to dance in the rain!” Unknown