Development and improvement will take time
- How and why you want to improve
- Some days you have setbacks
- It’s easy to get sidetracked or distracted
- Lost track of your original goal
Development and improvement will take time, in fact, they can take a lifetime. Exchanging another day of your life for what seems more important defies this.
When you look at how and why you want to improve you must consider how long it will take you to see results to reach your goal. We’d like to say that improvement is an ongoing process that you go through daily.
However, not every day will you be able to improve. Some days you have setbacks and things get in the way of what you had planned or had hoped to accomplish. This is okay once in awhile, but if it becomes a habit it can prevent you from ever improving or developing.
It’s easy to get sidetracked or distracted away from improvement goals. For example, if you want to improve your health and you go to happy hour after work with the gang three or four days a week this puts a roadblock in front of any improvement in your health or fitness.
It’s the distractions that can take over your life and before you know it you’ve lost track of your original goal. You must take the attitude each day when you wake up that what you are going to do that day is important enough to exchange a day of your life for.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That planning to improve and improving are two different things.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because people are struggling with so many distractions in their lives it almost becomes impossible to have time left over for personal development.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Each day when you wake up, decide what you deem worthy of exchanging another day of your life for.
COMMENTARY: A person who has lived a life of distractions will one day realize they have exchanged way too many days of their life for superficial ones. These are the same people who say, “Is this all there is?” They feel they missed out on something and they have. They missed their life, the reason they came here. On the other hand, there are those who value each day by pursuing interests that answer their deeper questions and connect them with something bigger than just themselves. These people are more fulfilled as they get older. They share their wisdom with others who also value each day they have.