Happy Monday My Friends,
Today’s message is about a sense of accomplishment and one of the ways we can make this happen for ourselves.
BEATING THE COMPETITION
“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” (William Faulkner)
Sports has given us the concept of “personal best,” the idea that our most important competition is with ourselves. Can we do better today then we did yesterday? Can we do even better tomorrow? Competing with ourselves is healthier than competing with others.
For one thing, there’s no way to cheat. For another thing, there can be no envy or resentment-no “sore losing”-if we’re competing against ourselves.
NOTE TO SELF:
What do I want to improve on? I’ll keep track of my personal bests so that I can continually try to “be better than myself.”
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. (Lao Tzu)
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
The rung of the ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. (Thomas Henry Huxley)
If each of us do the best we can today, and even better each day thereafter, what a wonderful sense of accomplishment we would feel, making each day a new adventure or goal.
Before I close today, I would like to share with you something that was given to me by a customer from his step-son’s wedding. This message was video taped by a friend who could not attend the wedding as he was serving our country overseas and I felt it was appropriate with today’s encouragement.
LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE DASH
The dash that is found between your birth date and your death date on your tombstone.The birth date and death date are for everyone else to see.
The dash is your life and what you do with it. Live your life, don’t just sit and wait for something to come your way. Make your life happen.
LIVE YOUR DASH (author unknown)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off