“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” Einstein
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” Lao Tzu
Take a moment and reflect on this past week.
What did you learn?
Did you thank someone?
Did you find joy in your week?
Did you find peace in your week?
Write down the high points from the past week? Can you repeat them?
Take a deep breath – exhale – relax and refresh your mind.
The human RACE … sometimes it feels like a race, a race that keeps getting faster and faster and faster and faster. It is no wonder that so many people feel defeated and worn out being in the human RACE.
Racing around in every which direction, but racing to what end? Who has stopped long enough to ponder what it means to be in this human race? Where does it end? What does it mean? So, pause …. take a deep breath, and stop racing and start reflecting. What did you miss today? A birthday! A word of kindness! A word of encouragement! A word of thanks!
At the end of the day what matters most – the race – or the relationships?
Try these questions.
Imagine if I truly made a difference in the world, what would I be doing?
Imagine if (fill in your greatest dream) then _________________.
Play imagine if with another person and their response would be the “then” phrase.
Imagine if I had a million dollars then I would build a home for the homeless.
Imagine if I built a home for the homeless then with the money I had left over I would buy them new clothes.
You can repeat the imagine if story until you can’t imagine any thing new.
What race are you in? Are you making a difference?
“Most people don’t realize that successful and unsuccessful people do not differ substantially in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. And nothing is more effective when it comes to reaching potential than commitment to personal growth.” – John Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success
What is your commitment to personal growth?
Are you able to spend some time each day improving?
Are you taking the time to reflect on what transpired during the day?
Do you say thank-you to someone?
Are you appreciated?
What is the most imporant question you ask yourself?