Andre Maurois [1885-1967, Writer]
How many times have you been upset in the past week? In the past month? In the past year?
I can remember a couple times this week. I can remember several times in the last month. In the last year? I probably don't have enough fingers and toes to count them all on. How many of them do I remember? Fewer than a handful from the last year. In fact, only the most recent ones.
I am often surprised when I tell my friends a story about myself that I can't remember what it was that I was upset about...just that I was upset. What does that tell you? What does that tell me?
This time next year, I will probably only remember a handful of upsets that occurred with in the last week from that date. Amazing isn't it? It all seems so important at the time. How quickly it all passes.
Instead, who do you love and care about now that you will still love and care about a year from now?
What are the projects and matters of import that you devote your time and energy today that will still matter in a year? How many lives will you help by contributing to those efforts over the next year?
What are you building? Where are you investing your life energy and your best efforts?
Lots of questions...lots of right answers. What is true for you? Where is your focus? Do you focus on the yes or the no?
Tell me what you are creating in your life. I'd love to hear.
Wanda Tucker, Coach