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Every day we try to solve our personal priority puzzle. The problem we face is the level of importance we've assigned to the people, things, and activities in our life. Trying to juggle them all at once can produce an ever-changing maze of frustration, conflicts, and circuitous loops - not an ideal situation for getting things done.
There are plenty of excuses for not making healthy lifestyle choices. You've probably used a few of them yourself. We all have. Our natural instinct is to resist any suggestion that could disrupt our...
We write them on a blackboard, in a journal, or on a napkin. Sometimes we memorize them, but mostly, we wonder how long it will take until they're accomplished. They come in all shapes and sizes, and in varying degrees of required effort and importance.
Recently, I've noticed a slight change in my behavior ... When confronted with an unknown or uncomfortable situation, my personal gatekeeper immediately pulls up the drawbridge of denial. I don't remember setting this trigger, and I had to get to the bottom of it.
"When the time is right, I'll know it." How often have you heard those words, or said them yourself? The reality is, time is a tricky bastard - because it doesn't always work in our favor.
Words most of us find difficult to live by. Why? We can coast along through life, avoiding a lot of the difficult challenges and problems. It doesn't take as much effort. Unfortunately, it's the easy choice to make, especially with others encouraging us to follow the crowd, to fall in line and simply do what we're told.
Every day is a new opportunity to live a real life – a fresh beginning waiting to be explored. It’s another chance to find happiness, contentment, and purpose in our lives.
But as we face the typical challenges and struggles of getting through the day, our focus often becomes blurred, the result of an overwhelming schedule and the constant requirement to respond to the needs of others.
Instead of balance, peace, and harmony, we find ourselves lost in mind-numbing routine, or caught up in a chaotic whirlwind of resolving one minor crisis after another—leaving us frustrated and discouraged.
Real Life opens the door of possibility, and the opportunity to break through the layers of distraction that prevent us from recognizing our true spirit— that force which compels us to become better, stronger, and more optimistic about living our lives to our true potential.