A special day is every time you wake up and have the opportunity to experience more life. It is a gift that should be cherished and celebrated. The freedom of choice gives us the unique privilege to cultivate the life we desire while changing the life we are living. We can choose to stay stuck and bitter in the past or inspired and optimistic about the possibilities that await us right now.
What we do with every precious new day is our choice. Understand if you are not planning your future, you will become part of someone else’s plan for the future. Our daily action either propels us forward one step at a time or deters and distracts us from our true calling.
As you read the following declarations, may you realize life is not about perfection but progress. You do not need to be perfect just 1% better than yesterday.
• Acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them.
• A wise person knows when to break the rules.
• Find people willing to dream with you.
• Live your life the way you want to be remembered.
Understand, there is no virtue in living below your potential and squandering your time. See every situation as an occasion to grow, learn, and prosper while always being somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody. As American singer and songwriter, Dave Grohl would say, “Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up every day, and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.”
Today, remember to give thanks for being uniquely you.
By Brian Nadon