Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could…
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
Giving It Your All
If you can do your best and forget your worst, you've already got a head start on tomorrow. As long as you lay it out there every day, you can relax when yesterday is behind you. Of course, the only way this will happen is if you give yourself permission to forget. You can use this approach in anything: Pick up a problem, do what you can with it, and then put it down. Work your tail off at the office, then leave it there (the work, not your tail). Deal with a personal crisis by finishing off one day at a time. There's a great deal of satisfaction in leaving things be for a moment. There's a great deal of freedom in knowing that you could do no more. And there's a great deal of success awaiting the person who gives it her all, no matter what.
When I read this article it hit me big time, not less then 3 weeks ago I was faced with adversity. My fiancee attempted suicide. I have taken each day one at a time. He survived and he is now doing the same taking one day at a time but, you have to live each day and not look back at the past or you end up being still. If your choices were poor the previous day but today you are making great choices let them move on to the next day, keep the positive in your life and remove the negative. My fiancee, is now learning how do that, to take care of himself instead of giving up. Clearing out the closet which had lots of cowebs. So, it's like this don't live in the past live in the present and prepare for the future each and everyday.
This is helpful in my weightloss journey because if I plan each day, I stick to my goals, my food, etc. Plan out each day for success. Clear out the negative and thank God each and everyday for the life he has given you so you can make good and informed choices.