As a business owner, sometimes I get caught up in the myriad of things that need to get done. It’s not that any one thing is particularly difficult; it’s the amazing volume of things that can overwhelm from time to time.
When I received this “Daily Motivator” message earlier this week, I printed it and put it next to my monitor where I would see it constantly. A reminder that at the end of a day (or a life), it’s not the number of items checked off the list that matters, but the sense of accomplishment that comes from doing one thing at a time, doing it well and enjoying each moment along the way.
I’ve gotten so much out of this shift in attitude this week, I thought it well worth sharing…
THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
The more you enjoy, the more you accomplish. Truly enjoy every moment, and you create a positive momentum that is unstoppable.
It is not success that brings happiness. It is happiness that brings success.
Enjoy life, however it may be, and you open yourself to the very best possibilities. The more sincerely thankful you are for what you have, the more value there is in it.
Let yourself enjoy yourself, your life, your world and all the people in it. Enjoy, and the awesome power of gratitude comes easily and naturally.
Reality is what it is, and yet you can always choose how to respond to it. Respond more and more with enthusiastic enjoyment, and watch that reality steadily improve.
Life is yours and it is beautiful on this day, in this place. Enjoy, and make it even better.
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And remember the Zen teaching of “Chop Wood, Carry Water”? I ran across a recent article in Psychology Today that beautifully outlines “5 Steps for Being Present“. A great reminder that when it’s time to chop wood, then chop wood and don’t worry about what’s needed to carry water until it’s time to carry water. It always amazes me how much more joyful and stress free my days become when I simply practice presence.
I’d love to hear your experience!