Monday Motivation – 8 April 2013

April 8, 2013

Motivation

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Do you make the best choices every day? Does each decision you make impact whether you will get closer or further from your goals? Today’s Monday Motivation is all about the path you take – that is right for you, right now. Need help figuring that out? Try “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson – quick, easy read with awesome advice for all aspects of life! I’ll be doing a review on this book the month and will post for your feedback/comments.

Also want to let you all know about April specials from Beachbody – there is still time to get the Ultimate Reset kit and save $50 – deal ends April 14th. I am on Day 11 right now! (you can check out my results from last time: Suzann’s Results)

All April long, we’ve dropped the price of INSANITY Challenge Packs to $180 (regularly $205). That’s over $90 of savings if you were to buy these programs and products separately.

Life’s Path

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
–Albert Einstein

Every time I read that quote, I have to wonder which way Albert meant it. Did he take the viewpoint that nothing was a miracle, or that everything was?

Whatever it was, it really doesn’t matter. It’s the kind of decision that makes a difference in the way you go through life — the path you take to reach your destination.

It’s like the old adage about living: You can choose to live as if you’ll live forever, or as if you’ll die tomorrow. It’s the choice that makes the difference, and the way you view that choice.

When you get right down to it, life is made up of a sequence of choices. Some of those choices may prove to be good ones. Other choices may prove to be poorly thought out. Some will be extraordinarily bad ones, while others will be extraordinarily good ones. Most will be more of the ordinary variety — you know, the ones without the “extra.”

But here’s the kicker: most of the time, we don’t know whether a choice will prove good or bad until down the line a bit. You go on a car lot, choose a car and buy it. At that point, all things being equal, you don’t know which of those new cars was rushed through the factory with hidden defects, and which one was lovingly built by a team of master workers. You just don’t know. Only time will show whether the investment was good or bad. Other decisions in life are similar. Join a good company, and perhaps you’ve made a decision that will lead you on the path to higher positions in the future — but you won’t know it until the future happens (or you make the future happen).

Each decision determines a path to follow, and each path has future decisions of its own. Each day brings with it potential forks in the path — which decision you make determines what your life will become. Each meaningful conversation brings with it extra information and possibly extra decisions.

So, confronted with all these decisions, what do we do? We can’t always see the end result of our decisions at the time we make them — but we still should make sure our decisions are as “right” as we can make them. If we later find that the path isn’t going in the direction we want, we can backtrack or set a new path to intersect our original destination.

But most of all, we need to look at life’s decisions as the first step on a path toward a destination — and so we should make the decisions as wisely as we know. We determine our path through life by the decisions we make, little and large.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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