Enjoy Life

October 1, 2013

Motivation

Weekly Motivation Message

enjoy lifeThis week’s topic is about enjoying your life – which is something I’ve been doing the past couple of weeks and have been a little lame on postings!! Do you have any favorite TV shows that allow you to veg out and just binge watch?  That has been my vice this week – tell me YOURS!

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Enjoy Your Life!

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,

you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

-Morris West (1916-1999) Writer

A family member’s cardiologist gave her a piece of advice that bears passing on. “Don’t go overboard with all this medical stuff. Enjoy yourself.”

And that’s today’s word of wisdom: Enjoy yourself.

I think most of us spend so much time trying to get ahead in business, taking care of family members, and trying to keep our finances above water that we don’t realize the need to occasionally slow down, look around us, take some time, and enjoy ourselves.

Of course, some people do nothing but enjoy themselves — but few of them are going to be interested in self-improvement, so we’ll leave them out of this discussion.

Usually at some point in our lives, we stop and ask ourselves this question: “What am I doing this all for?”

For most of us, the answer to that question will involve family. Some will be doing it to make a name for themselves. Others will be after the money alone. But when we reach the time where our career stretches into retirement, many of us will realize that we’ve sacrificed a lifetime of possibilities for a monetary reward. We haven’t taken the vacations we might have taken; we haven’t spent the time with the kids while they were still kids; we haven’t watched the sunset or the sunrise, except through a grimy windshield on our way to or from work. In short, we haven’t taken the time to enjoy ourselves. We’ve traded those possibilities for money or power.

Staying on the road to success is important, of course. A life that was wasted by not applying ourselves is also a tragedy. But on the road to success, we have to take the occasional intentional side trips and rest areas. We need to pause on our road and take stock of the others around us, the beauty of the world, the love of our family and friends. We need, in other words, to live our lives fully, always keeping in mind the 11th commandment: “Thou shalt not take thyself too seriously.” Live your life the way you want to live it now — don’t put off relaxation for a day that may never come.

 

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson. 
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