GOOD MORNING EVERYONE:
Welcome to this edition of The Metro Message.....I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and relaxation. As many of us prepare for the upcoming holiday, let us keep in mind all of the great joys we have around us. We are all extremely lucky and blessed to have so many wonderful and caring people in our lives. I am tremendously grateful that each and every one of you have come into my life and made me a better, stronger, and more complete person. I often think about all of the fabulous things I have been able to accomplish and achieve over this past year. The one thing I am most certain about is that I absolutely could not have done it alone. Thank you to all of you for your support, wisdom, caring, and helping hands. Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and joyous holiday.
Recently I had a conversation with a person who has a long-term goal that will take a few years to achieve. The individual seemed overwhelmed with the size of the goal and was getting discouraged. Their focus was on all the things they need to do to reach the goal and their comment to me was, "I just can't do it". It reminded me of the story of the clock that had been running and running:
This clock had sat on the mantle for years. And it ran and ran. One day, the clock began to think about how many times it had to tick during the year. It counted up the seconds - it would have to tick 31,536,000 times a year. The clock seemed overwhelmed - "I can't do it, that is just too much." So the clock stopped ticking. Then somebody reminded the clock that it didn't have to tick the 31,536,000 seconds all at one time, but rather one tick at a time. The clock then realized this was okay and started ticking again!
When we set our goals, it is good to visualize the end results. But, getting to our goal is doing a little bit every day; not doing it all at once. So the next time you find yourself overwhelmed by your goal, remember the clock and the number of ticks - do a little bit every day and over time you will reach your goal. Believe me, reaching your goal is worth it!
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
- Tom Peters
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each others folly - that is the first law of nature.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
- Bill Blackman
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde
LET'S MAKE THIS THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!!!