Last week’s Thought for the Week was about “Living on Purpose” and knowing what your purpose is in life, your “raison d’ĕtre”.
[You can find previous posts here in my BLOG]
But what’s the difference for you between getting up in the morning and jumping out of bed because you can’t wait to get started?
Do you find that first piece of music or news you hear in the morning often stays with you for the day? I do! It’s great if you like that music or news but not so great if you don’t!
What we think of first thing in our day is profound and sets the tone for the entire day.
Therefore, it is so important that we do what we can to set the scene for the day we want to have and if we know what our overall purpose is in life, it will take a lot to push us off-track.
So, if we face a challenging moment and are able to think about our purpose at a second’s notice, this will keep us on track.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
[Karen Lamb is the author of the biography “Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (UQP)”, shortlisted for six national literary awards, and co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. She teaches literature and communication in Sydney, Australia].
And if you do find yourself having a bad day …
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
If you find yourself saying; “but I’m just not a morning person!”
Here are a few Reasons to Get Up in The Morning. These are not in any particular order – they will all give your morning motivation a boost …
- You have the freedom to choose to be positive and surround yourself with joy. So, start your day how you would like to start it – what kind of music / news would you like to hear first thing?
- You have the opportunity to exercise and take care of your internal
- You have the opportunity to give yourself a gift and do the things that you enjoy and excite you: listen to music, read, practice yoga, meditate, be creative, enjoy nature, play golf, take a walk, a swim or a run.
- You have multiple possibilities to learn something new.
- You can improve your communication skills with your friends, partner and / or colleagues.
The minute you open your eyes in the morning, you become engaged in your day. And the race begins by acknowledging the many awesome reasons to jump up out of bed and start your day with purpose, intention, and joy.
“How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.”
[Dr. Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioural Science Academic. His empowering and insightful words have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages].
As always, I will leave you with that thought!
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With best wishes and speak to you again soon!
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