I made a choice today. A choice to choose the road less traveled. I believe I’ve overcome a standstill that I’ve been stuck in for the past month.
I wake up each morning and strive to be the best person that I can be in every aspect of my life. But lately I’ve felt as even that weren’t enough. I unconsciously allowed the troubles in my life to consume me. Thankfully I am a positive person and believed there was a light at the end of the tunnel, even though it was hard to see.
I work at a breakfast restaurant and went to work at 5:15 am, like any other Wednesday. I had a few annoyances that I allowed to bother me. I, then, told myself that I would control my day, and would make it a positive one no matter what came my way. The day slowly turned around and I noticed a difference in my mood. I kept this up the entire day and made sure that all of my decisions were conscious. I completed tasks that I would normally hold off for another day. I realized how accomplished and content I felt, just by doing everything I should do.
In his book Rhythm’s of life, Matthew Kelly tells us to have a line in which we can repeat to motivate ourselves when necessary. A statement that will motivate you to work towards your goal, one that will humble you, one that will make you strive to become a “better-version-of-yourself.” Matthew says to repeat it over and over until you believe it. He also says to break the phrase down word by word and to find meaning in each word. I chose mine today. The idea of it stemmed from a statement he wrote in his book, but I changed it to suit me. My statement is: ” I will live a life uncommon.” I chose this statement because I know that I will impact the lives of others. I will find my passion and will be completely content and happy with my job and my life. I can break down the statement and find meaning in each word individually.
I know that we ultimately control our lives. Yet, I’ve struggled with actually becoming successful with it. I finally started thinking for myself today. My morning may seem average, but I overcame a huge hurdle in being able to change my attitude. I will not worry what other people think of me. I’m finally finding myself. It’s amazing to realize that the tasks I’ve been doing to “find my passion” are finally paying off!
Today, I challenge you to find your mantra. Something that will push you to overcome the hurdle’s life throws your way. In doing so, it is a stepping stone to finding your life’s purpose.