It’s Your Choice…if you can make it.

I was talking to a male friend of mine the other night about a number of different topics and something he said stayed with me. “Failure for me is not an option”. He doesn’t see anything ending in failure. He doesn’t allow himself to even go there visually. What a great attitude to have. There is no point in starting anything if you already see yourself failing at it. A positive attitude and hard work ethic is the key to success in life as far as I am concerned.

What ever you set out in life to do there will always be someone who is better. Not being the best doesn’t mean you failed. Just doing it is a part of succeeding. If you want to be the best you have to put in more than everyone else. Athletes are the perfect example of those who naturally visualize being the best. Competitive by nature they are born with the drive to win. We can all learn from those who are the best at what they do. It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to achieve that title. If at first you do not succeed…try try again!

If what you are doing makes you unhappy each day at some point don’t you ask yourself why you’re doing it? Doesn’t it makes sense to create change instead of just going through the motions! It’s not always easy but nothing really worth while ever is. Sometimes baby steps are all we need to push us in the right direction.

There are also those who don’t need or strive to be the best. They enjoy their life regardless of what they do or where they fit in. It’s not always easy to reach for your goals or dreams. Sometimes life, responsibilities and obligations get in between our dreams and reality. As long as you wake up each day loving life, giving back and being a positive influence you are inspiring those around you. Have you ever met someone who makes you want to be a better person, that’s what I’m talking about. We all have our role in life and as long as whatever you do you do your personal best we all benefit in a positive way. I’ve tried to teach both my kids that it’s not what you do that matters as much as how well you do it. “If you can’t be good, be good at it” has come out of my mouth on more than one occasion. Attitude, hard work, enthusiasm and passion can change everything. And don’t forget to smile, they’re contagious! 🙂

We make choices every single day. Some we need to think about in great depth and some feel right as soon as the thought crosses our mind. In the end a choice is made in order to move forward. Choices are part of life. We can choose to work towards a goal or dreams or we can let our life unfold in front of us making choices along the way. Sometimes it is not us who makes the choice that changes our direction in life.

Life is ever changing, you never really know your path until you are walking it, and still then it’s not always your choice that changes its direction, most important is to just keep going! Tracy ~

Some of us know exactly what we want to do at an early age. A goal is set and steps are made to achieve it. Others take their time and change their path several times before they find what they are seeking. Believe me I know how hard choices can be. Since I was a very little girl I remember the struggle I had with choice. If I was given more than one I had such a difficult time deciding. Thankfully as we age we become much better at making choices. Life experience, wisdom and knowing who you are seems to help. I find too many thing in life interesting and worth exploring to be pressured to pick just one. I am working on it. 🙂 If I could just decide what I wanted…I’m certain I would get it! Oh and eenie meenie minie mo rarely works! lol

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Postcards From Gusto

Bonnie Johnson's PostThe Postcard arrived addressed to:

You
Exactly Where You Are
In The Perfect Place
At The Perfect Time

And it came from:

The Passionate, Ridiculously Wise, Unflappably Optimistic Part of You
That’s Brimming Over With a Zest For Life And The Adventure That It Is
(In other words my “Gusto” – or “enthusiasm, delight, relish, zest, spirit, fervor”)

Well that’s interesting.  That’s the part of me that I’d like to hear from more often!  This would be the part of me that I don’t hear from enough.

I’ve been receiving a daily inspiring postcard from “The Passionate, Ridiculously Wise”…I’ll just shorten that to “Gusto” from here on, part of myself since Aug 5th.  The virtual postcards arrive by email to me everyday except on weekends (even your Gusto needs a holiday from work!).  I have to say it is delightful reading.  They are not long;  beat you over the head with positive words kind of messages, just simple, to the point and quite inspiring.  It is a lovely way to start my day!

I had planned on sharing a few of the charming messages that I have received so far by going back to past emails but “doh!” the email is always the same and says:
You have a new POSTCARD FROM GUSTO: www.postcardsfromgusto.com
Of course when you click on the link even from past emails it goes to the new postcard of the day.  The older ones are gone forever.  This has me vowing to read them slower so I might savor each one for longer in the future.

Every new postcard has a wonderful picture on the front that just seems to add a little something special to the words.

I highly recommend going to postcards from gusto and signing up for your daily message from the …unflappably optimistic part of You.

Here is the postcard I received today:

Postcards from Gusto frontPostcards from Gusto back

How cool is that?!!

Bonnie

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