"You don't have to take life the way it comes to you. You can design your life to come to you the way you want it. This is your life, your one-and-only life, and you don't want to miss any part of it. So, what is it going to be? You decide. Starting today, you can make the next five years the most exciting, satisfying, productive and amazing years of your life so far - or just another five years".
~ Dan Zadra, author of The 5 Book.
I had a somewhat challenging day yesterday. It was one of those "feel sorry for myself, cry about what I could have or should have done differently years ago, I should be doing more, I'm not completely satisfied with all aspects of my life" kind of days. I believe we all have them and although we may not always enjoy them at the time, I think these days can be very instrumental in helping us grow and move forward in new directions, if we choose to use them to our advantage. This morning, I was still feeling somewhat blue, when I glanced over at the bookshelf, and this small red book caught my eye. It was a gift from a dear friend a few years ago. I've read it before, but it's been a while. I pulled it out, and began to read a few arbitrary pages, when it hit me like a lightening bolt. Why am a getting caught up in the drama of small, insignificant things? I have the power and the ability to change my perception about my life and move forward with purpose to change the things I find unsatisfactory or unacceptable. This book was exactly what I needed to help me shift my focus from lack and disappointment to excitement and anticipation about the future. The title of the book is simply "5" Where will you be five years from today? "This book celebrates the want to's, the choose to's and the I can't wait to's in your life". It's a simple yet thought-provoking read about the power we all hold to be the architect of our life. I highly recommend it as an instrument to get you thinking about how to navigate your dreams and desires. Now I'm off to work with a new and improved attitude.
"Because of our routines, we forget that life is an ongoing adventure".
Enjoy the adventure today!