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What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


The MONTHLY Motivator - August 2019


What is your life about?

What is your life about? What is truly important to you? You put much energy into surviving, thriving, advancing perhaps. So, what exactly are you advancing toward? What is your highest objective?

Your mind is constantly full of thoughts, judgments, interpretations, comparisons, exhortations, suggestions, commands. What are all those thoughts pointing you toward? Are you clear about that?

Each day is filled with activity. You are the full-time manager of your own life. And it does require a great deal of management, of attention to detail, of decisions, of strategic thinking. In what direction is all that activity pointed?

You are highly capable. You are creative, resourceful, energetic, persistent. With these tools you can accomplish pretty much anything you set your mind to accomplish. You can overcome terribly difficult challenges. You know this because you have done so in the past. And here you are. With all your experience. With all your capability. With access to a world of great resources. And with the time to make use of it all.

So what, exactly, will you choose to do? What matters enough to you that you’ll invest the considerable power of your own attention and action in making it happen?

The people around you have their priorities and agendas, individually and collectively. There are plenty of directions in which you can easily be pushed by all the influences that surround you. But what direction means the most to you?

Perhaps it feels like you don’t have the luxury of making that choice. You have all sorts of obligations, commitments, necessities, things you must do to pay the bills, put food on the table, keep yourself and your family safe, stay healthy, and make your way in life.

Yet at your core there is meaning. There is a deep, personal reason you do what you must do and what you want to do. There is a connection to something bigger than all the daily necessities.

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--Ralph Marston

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