Ahhhh..... a weekend away with my beautiful wife. It was our last day and it was time to go home. I woke up early to catch one last run from our condo in Clearwater, Florida and when I walked to the patio this is what I saw:
It wasn't the luck of catching a perfect sunrise that inspired me the most. It wasn't the memory of amazing quality time with my wife. It wasn't the weather; it wasn't any of that.
It was the thought that went through my mind as I snapped the picture that really meant something on that Monday morning.
The thought was this: the sun comes up the same for all of us and it comes up EVERY day.
Simple and mundane yes but powerful and prolific as well.
You see, to many people have way to much concern for things they have no control over. People often are stuck where they are not because they are actually stuck but because they don't realize that they can change. You can change almost any circumstance.
The sun coming up...that you can't change.
So many people are stuck in a job they hate to buy stuff they don't need to impress people they don't like.
We get tied to an idea that was fed to us when we were young yet has never been proven. You "need" X,Y and Z so that you can A,B and C. None of this is truth.
The sun comes up and the sun goes down. THAT is truth. That you can't not change. Your relationships, your happiness, your lot in life...well that is all up to you. CHANGE it.
Do you LOVE what you are doing? Change your attitude or change what you are doing!
It is up to you. Just because conventional wisdom says to do certain things why do you have to follow that? You don't!
Change the things you can change. Don't worry about the things that you cannot change. If "everybody" doesn't seem to follow you maybe it's you. Change! Your future is perfect.
The sun goes up and the sun goes down but it is up to you to live your life.
Start today. Stop blaming the world for your problems. Stop pretending that your job or your life is like the sun going up and the sun going down. Your life is yours to lead and it is up to you to control. Program your life the way you want it to be programmed. It is up to you! Really it is!
Start today. Stop complaining about things that you cannot change. You don't complain about the sun going down so why do you complain about your weight? Nobody wants to hear you complain.
Start today. Accept responsibility for your life and get to work. You may not have say in when the sun comes up tomorrow but you sure have a say in how you are going to approach the day. Right?
Take this opportunity that we call life and live it. Live today and live tomorrow. Make something of yourself. Make a difference. Be somebody more. Do something more.
Now. Today. Get to work. The sun is going down later. When it comes back up try being a better you. It's YOUR choice....