Each morning we wake up, the “reset button” has been pushed. Yesterday is gone. We can do nothing about it. We cannot change it. All we have control of is the here and now. Today.
We are now living in the residual vibrations, effects, and consequences of choices we have made in the past. We created the life we are currently living, no matter how good or bad it may seem. Unhappy with the current circumstances? We made it this way and it is our responsibility to change it. It’s not someone else’s job to come along and save us, though we will be blessed with people in our life who will help us if we are seeking it.
We can start now with this new day creating the life we want. It sounds simple, and it is, but it is also a lot of work involving self-control, creating new habits, and consistent, daily routines. Each day we wake up, the reset button has been pushed again. It is a new opportunity to start again. It’s a miracle we are still alive this day. We can now choose to show appreciation for it by being the best we can be and by doing the best we can do. When we make this our new purpose and goal in our lives, and when we make personal progress a habitual, daily practice, we will never regret it. Everyone around us will benefit from our presence in their lives.
We are an impatient generation. We want everything right now. We don’t want to have to wait for it and we don’t want to have to work for it, but the hard truth is this: Our life is OUR responsibility and it is entirely up to US to make it exactly as we want it. If we are not happy, it is our own fault. Either we will choose to continue to think, say, and do the things that created our current circumstances and absolutely nothing will change, or we will realize we want something different and we will make the necessary changes.
IT ALL BEGINS IN THE MIND. Our thoughts are creations. What we focus on and pay attention to most, WE ENERGIZE.
Is what you have been thinking, saying, and doing working for you? Then keep doing it. Remember this, though: There is ALWAYS room for improvement. We can do, be, or have, anything we want, and this life is like a lab through which we experiment with everything and enjoy the constant results of experiential learning.
The reset button will be pushed again and again, every morning, until one day we just don’t wake up. We can choose to live every day like it is our last, with a sense of urgency, appreciation, gratitude, need for fulfillment and improvement, and a sense of purpose.
Reminder to self: Today very well may be the last day of your life. Look around! People die every day, from freak accidents to natural causes. Love your people-tell them and show them every minute! Go to bed exhausted each night, knowing you thought, said, and did the things for yourself and those around you that you needed to, in order to create the life you want in the near future. Make the changes you want to and decide now to stop being distracted by all of the unimportant things in your life like the television, addictions, drama, social media on your phone or iPad, and the “friends” you have that would drop you in an instant if something better came along. Replace these things with reading to children, volunteering at an old folks’ home to pass out lunch trays, spending a small amount of your time helping others in some small way, or calling your relatives just to let them know you are thinking about them.
Your life is yours. Take back control of it. Hit that reset button extra early tomorrow-just 15 minutes earlier, and start your day in the shower thinking of everything you have to be grateful for. Listen to something that inspires and motivates you while you prepare for the day and get dressed, eat, and pack a healthy lunch. Make a few small changes in your morning routine, do them for a month, and see if your life hasn’t changed or improved at all. Add something small or change that daily routine in some small way to make it the best routine for you, and miracles will happen in your life. Do something for yourself that will benefit you and by so doing you will benefit the lives of those around you. You will help them and they will gain something positive from you.
The reset button is getting pushed again tomorrow morning. Hopefully. What are you going to do about it?
Today’s challenge for myself: Today I will commit to creating a better morning routine which will empower me to live the best life I can possibly live for myself and others.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend the interview on Impact Theory with Hal Elrod on YouTube, who is the author of, THE MIRACLE MORNING. He explains six easy things to do each morning that really will make all the difference.
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our personal realities.