To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.
— Mike Gafka
Good morning, friends! I hope you are having a great start to your week. Monday is only a "Monday" if you let if be!
Wouldn't it be nice if success in the endeavors we seek were easy? Wouldn't it be wonderful if every road down the paths we follow were lined with roses and lighted with sunshine? Wouldn't it be great if every week somehow magically Mondays simply disappeared? Snap out of it! Bone fide successes in life are not separate experiences from the life we normally live, nor are they supernatural experiences of everyday life, either. Honest successes are experiences when we deal with everyday life in better, more effective ways. How can you deal with life in better, more effective ways? For starters, try dealing with every challenge you face. Think of avoided challenges as baggage. Success becomes less and less attainable while the baggage piles up. Deal with the challenges, poorly if you must, successfully if you can, but better to be dealt with than carried like baggage. One of the great lies we tell ourselves is that life is, or should be, easy. It isn't, and it won't be. Shed the baggage of your life by dealing with every challenge that comes your way, and measures of success will become more consistent and pleasurable. Now wouldn't that be great?! I have great faith you will effectively face the challenges of your journey. Believe in yourself; I do! Have a great week.
P.S. I will not send out an encouraging word next Monday; I'll be at the beach and technology is not my ally in this effort. I wish you well next week and will be back online in two weeks.