I woke up early morning one day and I found myself thinking about my life. I kind of have these internal dialogues where I question and answer myself. I wonder if anyone does that? I reflect and appraise myself, I view life as being awarded a pen at birth which was used by my parents to start writing my life story.
They made all the decisions pertaining to me until one day I became of age. On that day I was handed over the pen to continue the story of my life.
My parents did an excellent job that’s why I can talk about my great childhood memories.
I would like to share with you the technique I use to challenge and motivate myself to make great use of the PEN on my hand and the life which has been freely given to me.
Is my current situation better than my yesterday
So after the pen was handed over to me, I ask myself if I am I happy with the story I am writing every single day. I write my life story through the actions and or choices I make every single day. Or rather I am loving what my parents wrote on my behalf. If my parents wrote a better story than mine, I need to work on my story as it means I am not improving or advancing. I believe that there should be progress in life.
I challenge myself to be better
I am not saying that my life is perfect, no it’s not. I have had so many challenges, so many losses and disappointments. However, every day I tell myself yeah I know this didn’t work out yesterday, but today what am I writing down about my life. The thing about it is even if I choose to do nothing today, I am still writing my life story because today will just go as a wasted day.
Am I going to let the day go and do nothing because yesterday was a tough day. No I find myself getting up, dusting myself and walking again. At times I have to try a different approach to make things work.
What do I do with the failures, rejection & setbacks?
I acknowledge my failures, or reasons why I was rejected and bounce back from setbacks. I analyse where I went wrong and make corrections and go again. I look for people who are better than me, or are doing things better than me and learn from them.
See my post on how to Bounce Back here
My goal is to write a better story of my life, than the one my parents did for me
Feel free to apply the technique above to your own life and see yourself soar like an eagle or to share your technique.
Thank you for reading,
Love and blessings,