Your life, your work, your year. When you look back at each of these, you can lose sight that they are built from months, days, hours, and minutes.
But it’s in each moment that you have an opportunity to start, or try, or test.
Each juncture provides an opportunity to face obstacles, misfortunes, and challenges with greater clarity and equanimity.
Each instant is a chance for you to succeed or fail, but also to learn, to grow. The opportunity for you to develop yourself.
And the next moment is your next chance to start again, or restart, or quit, or pivot, or change course.
And that’s how every endeavor is built. How each project, your life’s work, and your very life itself is constructed. Goal by goal. Action by action. Result by result.
Accepting what comes and then deciding what to do next.
Living and working moment to moment interrupts the voice of doubt living in your head. The self-critic, the over-planner, and the over-thinker that tries to hijack your efforts to do work worth doing.
You decide how to interpret your current situation or circumstance. You choose what to do next. You decide what to build, how to make it, when to start it, and with whom and for whom to construct it.
So, lace up your work boots and grab your work gloves. It’s time to get to work. Start building right now.
"You must build up your life action by action, and be content if each one achieves its goal as far as possible - and no one can keep you from this. But there will be some external obstacle! Perhaps, but no obstacle to acting with justice, self-control, and wisdom. But what if some other area of my action is thwarted? Well, gladly accept the obstacle for what it is and shift your attention to what is given, and another action will immediately take its place, one that better fits the life you are building." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Keep flying higher!
This is an excerpt from my best-selling Amazon title, Endeavor: Cultivate Excellence While Making a Difference.
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