There are only so many weeks in a month, days in a week, hours in a day, spend them wisely. It’s true we can’t expand time but we can make better use of measuring time by being more intentional about our priorities and self-talk.
“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” ~Stephen Covey
It’s no secret that my love-hate relationship with Scotland is amplified by the temperament of the weather. It’s April and I’m still waiting for Spring but through the temperamental weather, there’s always something to smile about because like it did yesterday, life sometimes rewards me with a little sunshine as a reminder that my dreams are bigger than the disappointmentsI face.
Most people feel helpless as if they have no control of their life. In truth, you have more control over your world than you think. It has been said that “luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparedness.” Imagine two men walking down the street on a windy day. A piece of paper blows along the sidewalk in front of one man, then the other. The first man ignores the litter, keeping his eyes on the block up ahead. The second man peers at the scrap realize it’s a $20 bill and picks it up.
Is that person luckier?
No. The same opportunity crossed the path of both men, but only one of them was prepared to act.
When it comes to financial matters, it’s important to keep your eyes and ears open and to know where you are. Only then will you spot opportunity when it crosses your path.
“The results of many years of general negative thinking are seldom corrected in a few days. No one who goes upon a new physical diet or medical regimen expects to reap the advantages in so short a time. You must keep up the new way of thinking and refuse to be discouraged by seeming failures at first.” ~Emmet Fox