Monday, October 17, 2011

Take Pride

Take pride in your world. Think about every aspect of your life that you are in control of and then really take control. Focus your energy and do your very best. Hard work and a job well done are not only keys to a healthy society, but to a happy life as well.

When defining your world, think of your responsibilities at home, work, church, or wherever. These responsibilities make up a huge part of your life, and the only person out there with the power to make them better is you. So, take pride in what you do. Don't just sweep the kitchen floor. Make it shine! Don't just drive to work. Listen to a motivational talk or a book on tape! Don't just eat lunch. Eat a delicious, healthy lunch and invite someone else to make it a social event! Don't just do your job. Excel at your job!

Don't do these things so that other people will notice, but still do them so well that people can't help but notice, even if that isn't your goal.

There is so much in life that we can't control. Let's not give up on what we CAN control. We can't control the weather, other people's actions, or the frequency that Seinfeld is on TV, but we CAN control how we react to these situations. Don't let a little bad weather, ill-tempered customer, or lack of Seinfeld get you down. Just like you don't control them, they don't control you.

Make your world a world you can be proud of! Have a great week!

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