“Take the world as you find it;
“Viva la bagatelle!”
— Benjamin Disraeli
“Have fun. I don’t kid myself. Life is very fragile,
and success doesn’t change that. If anything,
success makes it more fragile. Anything can change,
without warning, and that’s why I try not to
take any of what’s happened too seriously.”
— Donald J Trump
I used to take life so seriously and focus on the problems, worry about the future, and generally live in a lot of frustration and disappointment. I’ve learned that it was all just in my head, or rather just my own thinking that caused that, not other people or events. Life hasn’t changed from 10 or 15 years ago really. We may have more technology or something, but basically life remains unchanged in that there will always be problems, other people doing or saying what we don’t want to hear or see. So, waiting on the world to change is pretty much pointless. The only thing left is me. I have learned that I have the power to change myself. Desire is another issue, and I do have that; however, we all have the power, yet many lack the desire to change.
One of the things that has helped me change my thinking is to have fun, or enjoy the day. Traveling between appointments is a good way to see and enjoy the weather, the hustle and bustle of the traffic, the music, or whatever. At the appointment, I find it joyful to talk with clients and learn about them and their businesses. I love talking to our team members, sharing success stories, insights, ideas.
I love looking through YouTube for videos to blog about, dealing with other social media on behalf of our clients and myself. The technology of communication in today’s world is absolutely fascinating to me. So many brilliant minds out there working on this stuff and sharing it with all of us.
I love writing these Daily Inspirations. Sometimes I am doing them competing with the clock to get it done as tonight, but it is always fun and enjoyable and rewarding–and, frankly, I learn a great deal by just sharing my thoughts and experiences.
I love–no–I absolutely love creating my own schedule. If I am tired and want to take a nap for an hour, I just schedule myself in. I take breaks. I open the windows and enjoy the weather while I work.
It’s all fun for me now. It is really a joy and a privilege. That newer attitude of enjoyment wipes out stress and worry. There’s nothing to worry about when you’re having fun.
It’s all good, you know–if you want it to be.
Spread Some Joy Today–Decide to enjoy everything you do from now on. I predict you will. I know you can.