Thankful Thursday

The Jungle Book

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

~Melody Beattie

I want to live an exceptional live, I want to live out loud, I want to rock the world and be an inspiration to those around me. I don’t think there’s a human being on the planet who doesn’t want the same thing.

The problem is, defining what being exceptional mean to those people. If you accept someone else’s definition of what an exceptional life is, you will end up disappointed, because being exceptional means different things to different people. It can be difficult to get clarity on what you want, but the goal isn’t to be clear, the goal is to move forward and explore.


On your way to finding that clarity…..

Dream Big
Don’t be afraid to dream big. If you’ve always visualise being a world renowned writer like I do. Then go for it, don’t procrastinate like I have. Well technically I’m not procrastinating since I blog on a regular basis. BUTTT! That book that I started, is catching heat on my hard drive.

Then again, becoming world renowned doesn’t necessarily have to be in book form now does it? Your writing mean lead to another path. Life has a way of surprising us along the way.

Focus on Your Strengths
Life is too long to worry about things that you’re not good at, and may not even like. What’s that you say? Life isn’t too long, it’s too short? Well unless you’re planning to checking out in the next hour, life isn’t too short. What’s short is our perception of life because we spend our most of our lives searching for the meaning of life, that we forget to live. When we finally do decide to live, our time expires. I’ve said it before and will say it many times more. Our time here is limited, so stop wasting it.

Kill Perfectionism
Perfectionism is a killer of dreams, it doesn’t exist. Practice does NOT bring perfection, practice makes you better. Nothing in life is perfect, even the most beautiful rose has it’s imperfections.

Being exceptional, like success, isn’t reserved for a limited few. It’s for anyone willing to go that extra mile in pursuing it.




©Etta D. Richards


3 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. So many great thoughts in this post! Focusing on the areas in which we are weak only brings about discouragement. We need to face our weaknesses and then decide if we should work on improving them, or, find someone who is good in that area.

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