This morning, when I woke up those feelings permeated throughout as I began to get ready for the day that lied ahead. Answering work voice mails and emails left for me while away didn't leave me feeling the greatest. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly grateful that I have a job. I'm incredibly grateful that I get to meet new people, help offices, witness growth and exchange ideas. But, does it make sense for my whole life to be consumed by work all day everyday? And not make enough money doing it? I work part time too and the emails and voice mails I got with that job just left me feeling defeated. I went away and although I lost money in Vegas I had such a great time. To come back and feel like you're a failure and that every move you make, every phone call you place, visit you make, item you scan, sample you give and mile you drive is to pay a bill and to put food on the table is just disheartening. How about joy being your lifeblood? How about living to live?
As 2014 approaches, I find myself coming up with resolutions and plans for myself. The truth is, planning and making resolutions are easy but putting them into action is the hard part. I don't want to work to live anymore. I don't want to have multiple jobs so that I can pay off unending medical bills and spend it on frivolous items that I won't recall 2 months from now. I don't want to have two jobs just so that I can afford to go out to dinner with friends and family. No, I it's time to Live to Live. It's time to have true discipline and live a life filled with comfort and peace because I made the necessary changes to do so. It sounds very easy but I know it's not. However, my goal in life beginning today will be to not let small things get the best of me. To not feel discouraged but to come from a place of no when it doesn't make sense and yes when it uplifts my spirit.
Many of us make choices in life that have little or nothing to do with our own well being. How much sense does that make? Think about the person you want to be in 2014. Are you that person today? Think about the choices you make that benefit the well being and livelihoods of others while defeating your own spirit. How much sense does that make? Choose Joy for 2014, choose you!!