Someday I’ll do this. Someday I’ll do that.
How many of us often sit or live at the ‘wishing well’ that someday I’ll do this, or that. Someday I’ll get that perfect body. I’ll have that perfect house, job, spouse, marriage with the perfect kids; go on that dream vacation, and much more! Oh if wishes were horses so many would ride.
Someday is Today
Why not let someday be today. I reflect on the movie Hidden Figures where each of the three women at NASA — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into space.
The inaugural team at NASA decided to step out and do something that was never done before. From the astronaut, NASA’s president, the judge, and naturally the women. They all stepped out and did something different. And guess what? It worked! Their efforts changed the world (well outer space– orbit)!
Start Here. Start Now
Why not let your someday be today? Start here, start now. Step out. Go do that thing that you’ve always dreamed of. Become an entrepreneur! Write that book! Enrol in that course! Start that blog! Take that vacation! Leave that stressful job! You are Capable. You never know what’s out there unless you try.
May your someday be today.
Your Possibilities are endless. Don’t confine yourself. Step out and by faith you will accomplish what you will today.
Your Possibilities are endless. Don’t confine yourself. Step out and by faith, with effort, you will accomplish what you will today.
Dream it. Work it. Do it. Infinite possibilities ahead.
Goals. Be Specific. Believe. Achieve
Goals. Be Specific.
Work it. Climb.
Peter Drucker was wise when he said there is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.
Across from her I stood. Watching as she carefully arranged the papers for delivery. Unknown to her was the intrepid fact that her department would be cut the next day. No amount of hard work could Criticize or change that fact. Decades ago who would ever have thought that society would change. Newspapers were no longer being read by the mass and the company had to cut back. Sad as it was the staff had to be reduced to save what little of the company that could be salvaged to its new online medium.
Peter Drucker was wise when he said there is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all. Tempted? Let’s examine our lives today. What are we doing so well that should not be done at all? Is it taking a course that you Insist but is no longer recognized and when you graduate you are left out in the cold? Is it staying within your comfort zone in a job that has no room for growth, or worse …almost redundant? Lest we get more personal …is it pursuing a relationship that no longer makes sense?
Be Wise. Look around you. Examine the trends and do only what makes sense for your future self.
If you know the why, you will find the how. What does that mean?
Why do you do what you do? Is it for money? For fame? Love? To make a contribution to society? To leave a legacy?
Finding the how is not as difficult as we make it. In this instance HOW means to create a desired result. This means different things to different people. Some believe the how is too hard. They do not have that Culture of discipline to accomplish their goals. On the other hand there are those who have the drive, the will, the passion to forge ahead no matter what comes their way.
In the movie Castaway, actor Tom Hanks played the role of being shipwrecked on an island waiting to be rescued. After years of waiting, he remembered his why. He wanted to survive to return to his beloved wife. Her picture kept him going throughout his tragic circumstances.
Similarly in the movie Everest, climbers reached the top and were elated but encountered setbacks on descent through severe weather conditions. Their why was to reach the top. Once that was done, in the midst of setbacks all but one froze into non existence because the how was beyond their natural scope.
Vigors of Success…
How many of us walk around alive but frozen? We meander doing daily tasks, attending to work needs, family responsibilities, and more but miss the very essence of our ‘why’. As we approach the end of another year, it might be wise to Stop. Take the time to reflect on your ‘why’. Why do you do what you do? What makes you tick? What provides that zeal…that passion to forge ahead when the going gets tough?
Only then you will be able understand your how. Today, look back on your journey. Are you still on the right path? Connect the dots and move forward to achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.
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It’s Your Choice: Attempt Great Things
Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been
Don’t let your success go to your head, and don’t let your failures go to your heart
Talented Will Smith shares his Vigors of Success. A great collection by Evan Carmichael. Which resonates with you? Mine is Take the First Step because if you never step out you will never know what could have been. The Pungent possibilities are endless.
Here are Will Smith’s vigors of Success:
- Where you are isn’t where you are going to be
- Make a choice
- have a purpose
- Be Great
- Don’t be outworked
- Work on your Skills
- Let Fear Motivate you
- Be amazing at what you do
- Don’t listen to the little man
Which resonates with you? Do share.
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Don’t Stop Believin…10 Songs That Inspire…
So What Does Success Look Like?
Inspiration ….being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
You want it? You’ve got it! What a feeling! To dream, to believe, to strive, to achieve! Exhilating…. oh yes it is!
How often we aspire to achieve but find there is an Agile disconnect between getting from where we are and where we want to be. Our Sated goals for self-actualization appear Undulated and far-fetched. We feel stalled, lethargic, demotivated, stretched like Elastic. We can’t seem to defy the odds. We beat up ourselves because of our liminal progress.
That’s where positive self-talk comes into play. To get moving. To feel inspired to be creative. To do something different. We can do this through travel, exploration, positive thinking, afilliation with progressive people, through reading, music, and more.
Songs stimulate our desire to achieve. Here are 10 to get you going.
10 Songs That Stimulate Achievement
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Aint no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
- Don’t stop believin – Journey
- Stronger (What doesn’t kill makes you stronger) – Kelly Clarkson
- What a feeling – Irene Cara
- Imagine – John Lennon
- Stand by Me – Ben E. King
- Don’t Worry about a Thing – Bob Marley
- Heal the World – Michael Jackson
- You Raise Me Up – Josh Groben
Add your favs to the list!
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Attempt GREAT Things! Attempt GREAT Things for your life, your business, career, your loved ones! Then Expect GREAT Things! Yessss!
Life’s road is filled with choices. Our decisions Or lack thereof cascades to great things…and when we falter…missed opportunities. Building projects to achieve goals, dreams, and aspirations is costly. It demands vision, time, sacrifice, and perseverance. But it all begins with a Dream!
Do you have a Dream for your life that tugs at your heart and how you are destined to be used? A dream for yourself, your family, skills, or resources? Then Act on it! Plan it! Pursue it ! And as our inner spirit enables- ACHIEVE IT!!
It’s your choice
Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
In order to Succeed, we must be inspired to do or feel something and become creative. That’s how we achieve our goals. Through inspiration we are kept on Base and Sincere….to take the next step to achieve our dreams, goals, and aspirations. Yes, it’s a simple way to keep us motivated. Today, we look at Books that inspire. Here are 8 written by great authors. They inspire us not to Fret.
Add the names of your own favorites for our inspiration.
Books that Inspire
1. The One Minute Manager
2. Man’s Search for Meaning
3. How to Win Friends & Influence People
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
5. How to Win Friends & Influence People
6. Awaken The Giant Within
7. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
8. On Writing
Your thoughts and additions are welcomed! Do share.