45: Weak Lives

Seven days without hustle makes one weak

I was thinking yesterday about how I spend my days

How we all spend our days

I came to the realisation that the majority of us ( myself included) spend our time just trying to ‘get’ through the day

Getting Through The Day

Getting through the day is a mindset where you feel like you have very little control over your time, circumstances and life

Your boss and workplace have a claim on your time

You spouse, partner or significant other have a claim on your time

Your bills, expenses and income (or lack thereof) claim your mind

Your health, state of mental and emotional wellbeing claim your mind

And yet none of it makes you feel like you’re in control

You feel bombarded with these worries

Where do you start? What do you take on first?

So, rather than swim against the currents and fight, we opt to just get through the day until it’s over

That’s a formula for disaster in the long run because you learn nothing, gain nothing and eventually become nothing more than that which you already are

Getting From The Day

On the other hand, with a little more exercise of self determination and will power we can choose to get ‘from’ the day

That is: we can choose to learn something new from our day, every day

Imagine the amount of retained knowledge you would earn by the end of the week, let alone month or year

Getting from the day is about facing each day with the desire to become more than we were the day before

Even at a 1% improvement rate, you would move a lot faster and get a lot further than not making the effort

So, aim to get something from your day

Develop new distinctions that will help you navigate through life better than you did yesterday

Be well


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