Friday, August 1, 2014

Would It Kill Me?


Would it kill me to do any of the following?
  • Be kinder?
  • Be more patient?
  • Stop complaining?
  • Exercise more?
  • Read more?
  • Write more?
  • Spend more time with the people I love?
  • Be more passionate about my job?
  • Drive more carefully?
  • Wake up earlier?
  • Follow through on my commitments?
  • Listen more?
  • Be more grateful?
  • Forgive the past and anyone who hurt or offended me?
  • Speak less?
  • Pray more?
  • Laugh more?
  • Turn off the TV?
  • Get more organized?
  • Have more fun?
  • Watch the words that come out of my mouth?
  • Stop gossiping?
  • Get to bed earlier?
  • Support a worthy cause (or two)?
  • Use my time wisely?

Not only would doing these things not kill me, they would add life to my existence.  They would make my life more enjoyable and my days more meaningful.  And here’s the best news:  I’ve been fortunate because I’ve been working on many of these things, especially in the last year and a half.  I’m not perfect.  I haven’t “arrived.”  Doing any or all of these things is a process.  It’s work.  But I am paid for my work.  Through money, experience, knowledge, or the building of my character, I am always paid for the work I do. This is why I Get Started and Keep Going.  The pay is great.  It doesn’t kill me.  In fact, it gave me back my life.