Do you ever feel like you are on the outside looking in at the world around you? Everyone is happy. They are together in a room as you sit there alone in front of your Xbox, iPhone or computer screen. Although you are there virtually, your mind wanders as you wish for a better life.
What if a rubber band refused to stretch? It might not expand to reach its potential. It may lose elasticity and fail to get back in shape. It might not be willing to hold things in place. A rubber band’s ability to stretch gives it value. Flexibility enables it to expand, and this leads to growth. While adaptability is essential, resilience allows it to bounce back to realize its full potential.
If you want to be the best version of yourself, keep mental and physical clutter to a minimum. If not cleared away at onset, it builds up. It’s great to free up mental and physical space, but be sure you have something positive to put in its place.
In the end, success is a mindset. You set the standards for you. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself, and don’t expect to have everything figured out. Do your best today, and success will come tomorrow. One step may seem insignificant today. Many small steps have the power to change tomorrow. Live in the moment, vision in sight. Keep your feet on the ground, yet reach for the sky.
Have you ever felt like you were running on a treadmill with no destination in sight? You couldn’t even remember what you had done that day, let alone the day or week prior. One thing was for sure, you felt exhausted and drained. Life will always be like running on a treadmill without a clear destination. It’s only by pursuing your purpose that you’ll ever feel the satisfaction that a marathon runner feels after completing a race.