Everyday matters. live each day as if it’s your last… because one day you’ll be right.
Life is too short to be cranky. Attitude is a choice. We create our own world by the way we choose to see it. For the next five years your mind can focus on fear, worry,problems,negativity, or despair. Or it can focus on confidence, opportunity, solutions, optimism and success. You decide.
Keep your word. Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Look the world straight in the eye. Live and work with honesty, openness and integrity; keep your promises, and everything else is a piece of cake.
Forgive everyone, especially yourself. Let go of past hurts. Feelings of resentment (or revenge) are worthless—they can only drag you down. The courage to forgive and move on is so liberating. Make it a rule: “Always be the first to forgive—especially yourself.”
Move forward. Yesterday is a cancelled check. The past is not your potential. There are far better things ahead than any you leave behind. The next five years are a blank canvas—clean and bright. Decide that you will throw all the paint on it you can.
Quit worrying. It’s been estimated that 99 out of 100 things we worry about never come to pass. If you stopped worrying about what might happen tomorrow, wouldn’t that give you more time to actually enjoy and savor today? What did you worry about six months ago? A year ago? Five years ago? How many of your biggest worries have actually come to pass?
Be grateful. Stop and view your life through the eyes of the other six billion people on Earth. Literally hundreds of millions of people would gladly trade places with you right now—and be ecstatic.
It’s the little things. Thinking small is an art—the art of living. The happiness of life is made up of little things—a smile, a helping hand, a caring heart, a word of praise, a moment of shared laughter. We are most alive in those moments. Savor them all!