If you have been reading this blog for a while you know how much I value taking time in the morning for quiet reflection before I do anything else. How you start your day sets the tone for the entire day. Think about what you want to accomplish both externally and internally. Perhaps it’s completing a project. Perhaps it’s going through the day without overreacting.
As the day progresses you will be pulled in many directions. But what has to happen, so that at the end of the day you can honestly say “This was a good day?”
How often do you take time to think about the quality of your day? I know that many of us are so wrapped up in the challenges and struggles of the day that we don’t think about anything else, even when we get home.
We haven’t learned how to let go and to renew ourselves.
There will always be challenges and obstacles that seem to be in the way of our letting go. There is that familiar refrain of ‘when this problem is resolved, everything will be OK.’ You know it, we all do. Life is cyclical. We have to learn to flow with these cycles.
When you keep in mind what your real work is, it becomes much easier to flow with these cycles.Take the time to nurture yourself and reflect upon what you are to contribute. You make a difference by ‘you being you.’
Mark Susnow, is an executive & life coach and thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He is the author of Dancing on the River…Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.