“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” – Seneca
A 70-year-old gentle but well-poised man, who was fully dressed each morning by seven o’clock, with his hair coifed and his face shaved moved to an old-age sanatorium near our house.
His wife recently passed away, making the move essential. After many hours of waiting unwearyingly in the lobby of the sanatorium, he smiled thoughtfully when he was told his room was ready. As he schemed his walker to the elevator, I delivered a visual description of his small room, comprising the eyelet sheets that had been draped on his window.
‘I love it,’ he stated with the eagerness of aseven-year-old having just been offered a new toy. ‘Sir, you haven’t seen the room; let me show it to you.’ It doesn’t have anything to do’ he retorted. ‘Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether or not I like my room doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, or how the walls are painted, it’s how I arrange my mind.’- He added.
This whole picture left a deep and lasting impression on me. How your life goes is actually how you think it is supposed to go. In the same fashion, each day could be thought as an untouched gift, receive it with a smile and go ahead full enthusiasm. Each day brings us something amazing, something inspirational, and something that has the potential to transform our apprehensions into bliss.
This may sound easy, and many people skip this step. But it really works. If you find spur and want to achieve a goal, don’t start right away. Anticipate your plan ahead. You need to do something towards your goal each day.
Think about it daily
If you think about your aim every day, it is much more probable to come true. To this end, stationing the goal on your wall or as a wallpaper helps a lot. And if you can promise to do one small thing to achieve your goal (even just 10 minutes) every single day, your goal will almost surely come true.
Stick to it
Whatever you aim to do, don’t give up. Even if you aren’t feeling any impetus today, or this week, don’t dare to give up. Again, that inspiration will come back. Think of your objective as a long journey, and your collapse is just a little bump in the road. You can’t just give up at every little bump.
Start small. Really small
If you are having a tough time getting underway, it may be because you’re thinking too big at once. It doesn’t mean that you should stop thinking big. If you want to workout, for example, you may be thinking that you have to do extreme workouts 5 days a week. No — as an alternative, take small, baby steps.