I remember falling into bed in tears. I was depleted, defeated, and discouraged.
It was camp season 2013 and I was on the verge of a complete meltdown.
I had been racing the clock for months now, but I couldn't outrun time. I wished I could be done.
It's camp season 2019 and I am once again heading to bed. It's almost midnight and I've been on the go for 19 hours now.
My body is tired. My mind is tired.
My heart is filled with joy.
I have been working harder this year than ever before. I have been doing more and pushing for excellence in every endeavor.
And I am so happy.
I am on a journey. I have my eyes on a destination. I have intentionally been using all the resources at my disposal to push me in that direction.
Is it easy? No!
Am I tired? Sometimes.
Am I pushing to my limits? Every single day.
And it feels so great, because I have a PURPOSEand a PLAN.
So why am I sharing this now?
Because, if you are feeling discouraged, or uninspired or tired, I want to invite you to define your PURPOSE and create your PLAN.
You don't have to stay where you are. Happiness and success aren't hidden treasures for the lucky few. They are rewards that anyone can have if they decide it will be theirs. You can choose to live with intention and find joy in every day.
Today, right now, smile. Good. That was step 1.
Step 2 is a bit harder, but oh so worth it. Take out a piece of paper and start writing out your dream life in 5 years from now. Do it. Imagine what your family would be. What work you would do. Who you would know. Where you would shop... Write it all.
Then, stop. Read it. Choose 1 thing to start on nowto begin the journey towards that amazing life.
Want a dream job? Start editing your resume.
Want a great relationship with your kids? Start a new dinner table tradition.
Do something to start chasing your dreams.
It won't be easy, but it will be rewarding. And, I'd take rewarding and hard work over stuck any day.
Make today HAPPY!
Make today PARTY!
Make today YOURS!