I was recently asked, “Theresa…where does your strength come from?”
She went on to say, “…you work for a Fortune 500 company, have a “side hustle,” a blog, and I’ve seen you work through some things, and have a great marriage. How do you do it? I know it’s not easy so where do you get your strength from?”
I told her that I think people see strength, but don’t realize that’s the byproduct of a disciplined practice and perspective that life is a game. Think about it. An athlete gets stronger through practice. Actually doing the work to build the muscle and stamina as he prepares for the big game. Life is no different.
If you want to be great at something or become “strong,” you’ve got to practice. Do the work, lift the weights, read the books and control both your physical diet and the diet of your mind.
Success, strength, anything wonderful is often the result of a practice.
Remember, there’s no such thing as an over-night success.
When it happens your world changes.
Oftentimes it’s just a little shift in our perspective that causes our entire world to change.
Some like to call it a nice kick in the ass. Others say something along the lines of, “that’s exactly what I needed.”
Either way…when the shift happens, know that the magic is right behind it.
I’ve heard of people having gratitude journals and instead of writing about how I should consider implementing this concept that I’ve now stumbled across more than three times this month, it’s time to take action…right now. So here are my five and like I’ve committed to writing a post every day, I have now committed to learn from the woman with her OWN Life Class – get it OWN? Okay too early for puns…but here we go. Not waiting until tomorrow, or until I have a new journal. It starts right here…it starts right now.
I am grateful for:
1. Having a relationship with God
2. Having a caring, involved and loving family (especially grateful for my hubby!)
3. Being able to connect with others and form meaningful relationships
4. My job, despite it being a tad overwhelming these days
5. My dog Luke! Who teaches me daily what it means to love another person unconditionally
And now it feels just right to take Dr. Rick’s line and encourage each of you to…
MAKE TODAY COUNT!
If you’re up for the challenge as well…reply to this post and let me know 5 things you are grateful for…go!