It’s in the grains, all of it.
A silly feeling of sadness clouded my mind as I attempted to shake away any remnant of guilt left. “Just one more hour,” I had said to myself. I had badly needed that hour. I consoled my thoughts, cuddling myself back into the trance world, explaining to myself, that yesterday’s task had taken a toll leaving me in dire need of more sleep. One hour did come and pass, but the stress hadn’t moved. In some weird way, it had only multiplied coupled with the sick sensation of contempt over my indiscipline. I wore a long face; the day followed. One day passed, two days followed and a third and my sad days prolonged maintaining the same theme.
So as the hour appointed for sweating passed, the hems of my garments shrunken and after just a week, I stood before a mirror looking like a well-rapped sack of potatoes. The long faces from days before only reddened, now self-loathing joined the gang. Then and there again, I swore to stick to my workout routine; the same old cycle became anew again.
We seem to like cycles, is it an insurmountable force or are we just bewildered with the notion of circular motions. How is it that talking comes easier than acting?
Raising one voice, poverty, lack and unhappiness are banished as atrocities yet they linger at every corner. They stand boldly, smirking at the irony of mankind saying, “how much they say and how little they do.”
In the same time that I had no time, I had time to process the random thoughts about having no time. For if I truly had no time, then I shouldn’t have noticed until the end of the day when all the tasks must have been accomplished. But it seems for each task, we secretly determine if there would be time or not. So, if I say I have no time, it must mean, that which I’m referring to does not deserve my time. Then in all right, I shouldn’t cry at the outcome of my own decisions.
There is another fate worse than “no time”, which is the habit of indebting tomorrow. There is always something to do but not today, someday because today is off-limits. And so, in an attempt to free self from the feeling of uselessness, a tomorrow-thought comes to the rescue.
But how is it that a tomorrow which is only a probability is given such weight? Wouldn’t it be better to cancel debts today for each day begets new debts or should we rather push forward to an unknown tomorrow?
Poverty, lack and unhappiness, self-acclaimed sources of all grieve stands at one end. Conversely, happiness, wealth and health stands at the other. It is the bridge in between that few mention. Did you know there is a bridge?
The bridge had only one rule, that no mortal be allowed to seat down; there is always movement either to the left or to the right. Each step carrying the weight of decisions small, minute decisions.
“Now here’s the last one it’s how you feel about yourself. Understanding self-worth that is the real challenge. Once, you begin to understand your own self-worth, I’m telling you your life will begin to soar.
You can walk out of the darkness into the light, you can walk out of heartbreak into confidence…here’s the good phrase to take home, each of us must understand how valuable all of us are but here’s the second part, all of us must understand how valuable each of us is.
I’m telling you it takes each of us to make all of us… think how powerful we can be if each of us makes a better contribution… do not neglect a new book of your new library, do not neglect an entry in your journal.
Don’t get lazy in learning, learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of ecstasy, joy, pleasures, your lifestyle and all the treasures that are available for the human family. I’m asking you start a whole new process today… success is something you attract not something you pursue… work on yourself.
The major question to ask on the job is not what are you getting, the major question to ask on the job is what are you becoming. The big question is not what am I getting paid here? the big question is, what am I becoming here?
One of the best ways to describe life, it’s like the seasons. You can’t change the seasons but you can change yourself and see that’s how life gets better for you. Not by chance, but by learning how to handle the winters, they come right after Falls.
There’re all kinds of winters; the winter when you can’t figure it out, the winter when it all go smash, the winter when it turns belly up, the winter when it won’t work when you’ve run out of money and you’ve got a broken heart.
See those are winter times… but see the disappointments, those are normal, that’s part of life. But the question is, how do you handle it? Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.
Take advantage of the spring, spring is called opportunity and spring follows winter… opportunity always comes, days follow nights… you have to get good at one of two things in life; planting in the spring or begging in the fall.
The third major skill to learn, you’ve got to learn to prevent the intruder from taking all the good… all good will be attacked on this planet…all values must be defended; political values, social values, community values, family values, marriage values, friendship values, business values.
Take full responsibility for what happens to you. It’s one of the highest forms of human maturity. Accepting full responsibility, it’s the day you know you’ve passed from childhood to adulthood.”
Jim Rohn – To inspire you, to be successful (Jim Rohn Personal Development) Habits of the Wealthy
What are you going to do starting today that’ll make a difference tomorrow?
And as nature will have it, each of us is given two vertically shaped glass bulbs closely knit together to produce an eight-like structure. The trick is in the grains, the grains of sand; the little things every day. As each grain passes, though seeming invinsible, it slowly fills the lower glass bulb.
It’s in the grains, all of it.