When things get tough and we occasionally get disappointed that our extra effort, care, and attention aren’t giving us an immediate payoff, we can’t let that stop us from pushing things (being 212 … smoving … leading simply … crossing the line … loving our people).
If we do, then those good habits of working hard, focusing more, and practicing our resilience can gradually slip into those bad habits of apathy, resignation, and cynicism.
All real progress comes from those wonderful people who keep trying to make things better … regardless of mistakes, hurdles, Gomos, and D-grunts.
Your 1st question in the face of a challenge … What can I do to make it better?
One more thought below.
For some people, Wednesday is Hump Day.
To me, it’s a phrase of resignation to enjoying Wednesdays … an implication that we’re just trying to get through something.
I know we all have challenging days when that might be the case but…
How much more could we enjoy if we did our best to savor every day… regardless of its name and position in the week … regardless of how choppy things get as the day goes on?
If you learn to respond [to this day] as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well.”
I love that thought. It’s from this inspiring 6-minute video about gratitude and living in the moment. Enjoy it on a well-earned break.