On "cold, hard facts" with a sense of humor
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Under motivational articles is one entitled "Turning 'Someday" into Today" by Mike Kramer. I've got to tell you that it's start was actually as he phrases it a "statement of freedom" Here are his cold hard facts:
1. You're not going to be able to read every book that you want (that may be true but I'm surely trying hard); 2. You'll never have time to watch all of your favorite shows (not a problem, we don't have TV and I don't feel like I'm missing anything when people report what they've viewed, except well maybe when the Steelers play in the Super Bowl, but I'll go watch that elsewhere); 3. The house will never be clean enough (now we're talking freedom my friends - think about it - there's always dust or a spider that crept in immediately after the dustmop is put away); 4. There will always be another errand to run (more freedom for me folks - there's always something more); 5. The grass will continue to grow (what a relief when winter comes and the lawn doesn't need to be mowed) 6. Everything you buy will need to be dusted, repaired, maintained or disposed of in some way (who'd have thought). You can read the rest of his article - it's helpful.
There's always, always, always something else to be done which can get in the way of doing that which really needs to be done - or the "big rocks" that need to go in the jar first if you really want to fill it up. For me, it is very useful to put this in black, and white or in words in front of my face especially when the" I don't have time" bug jumps out of the corner.
I am so thankful that I have made time for some of the challenge teams this summer (5% challenge) along with the sparkcoach trial for giving me guides (like remedial bowling bumpers) to stay on the path. BLC23 team is giving me continued impetus to keep me going, to keep me moving. Sparkpeople joining together with a common goal to laugh, compete, encourage, support, provide virtual tissues and on and on when there is always something else which vies for attention. This is good; this is very good. Thanks
And that leads me to the great motivational quote I found today:
It doesn't even have to be a really tall mountain - it can be a big hill on a beautiful day or even with a storm coming (avoid the lightening though) - awesome. It's work going up (and it can be just as much work coming down depending on the hill), but my goodness - the success at the top (sort of like enjoying my 5% scale victory - journey's not done, but oh it feels good). So here's to progress to the top of the mountain today and if you've gotten there savor the moment and if it's a little ledge on the journey - well enjoy the vista. Peace.