After watching a movie on a DVD, I happened to observe a section that defined other endings to the movie, so if you didn’t like how the publicized one came out, you could select another. And, of course, my silly mind turned to the fast forward and reverse buttons on the remote as well. How easy it was to select the parts of the movie you want to see and boy, don’t you wish we could do that in real life, only focus on the beautiful beginnings or blessed celebrations?
But as you probably know where this is going again, there are no replay buttons to our past life, like it or not. Consequently, it is not in our power to fast forward to the future either. And some would say there are no alternative endings. That is true; we can’t decide how we are going to die whether it be from a long illness or a hit and run. I am hoping for the long sleep myself. For those that believe, that is in the hands of one greater than ourselves. But we can choose a different end result in our development as people by selecting which road we would like to travel. Only you can choose the journey.
If you are looking for that career that utilizes your utmost talent and passion, keep looking every day. We can control today by taking baby steps to create a blossoming end to our personal story. In other words, though exhausted from daily endeavors, write one more story if you are a writer. Paint a new picture in oils that you have never used before or photograph one more sky that ultimately captures the best. Re-write that resume or create a new portfolio. If unemployed, apply for one more job since yesterday. Call on that job you applied last week. Take a look at what you have accomplished at the end of the day. Is it really where you want to be in the end?
If building your personal relationships, do pick up the phone…no e-mail or Facebook this time and call that dear friend you have been thinking about. There is a reason you are thinking about him or her and it may be an important one. If you want your life’s colours to be cherished with respect and love, than only you can paint that canvas, starting today.
However, if you are struggling to get out of those busy voices in your head, and the sofa keeps beckoning you because you really don’t know the next step to take, then maybe others can help.
Len Potter, a motivational speaker here in the Chicago land area, offers incredible insight into what defines us, how those imprints can be processed and how we can approach the next day with a joy that we deserve. Len’s highly charged broadcasts about life, love and the pursuit of happiness, as someone once put it, is filled with compassionate wisdom delivered with an engaging sense of humor. Visit his website at lenpotter.us to hear his free shows or click on his name for more information.