I was on a bus and could hear the news from the radio. The newscaster said “The coming report will be about the issues of the day” and for the next fifteen minutes I felt like the whole world was coming to an end.
It was bad news, one after the other.
The world is full of bad news.
From a bad economy to job insecurity, sickness, death; the list is endless.
How do you keep yourself motivation, with all that going on around you?
To be fair, staying enthusiastic is tough, and I get it.
It is yet not impossible.
In practical staying enthusiastic all day, you need to know what you are living for.
What is your passion?
What is your goal?
What excites you?
What do you want your future to look like?
What is your hope?
What brings a smile to your face each time you think about it?
These are personal questions which you need to answer.
You cannot talk of enthusiasm without mentioning sleep.
Enthusiasm and a good night sleep work hand in hand; you can’t have one without having the other.
Sleep deprivation will rob you of energy.
Don’t expect to show up at work all bright and cheerful when you are sleep deprived.
Make a decision to protect your sleeping time.
From unscheduled calls, last minute issues and work.
Each day we have on the earth is a gift.
Imagine paying thousands of dollars for the most extravagant vacation ever created.
You plan to visit the perfect resort, or take the perfect cruise or set up the most incredible adventure.
But along the way, something goes wrong.
Nothing significant, maybe your flight was late, or your baggage was delayed, or the flight attendant was rude to you.
Instead of passing off the incident as a minor (and passing) inconvenience, you fall apart.
You stay in your room with the door locked, pouting, and never come out.
That would be silly, wouldn’t it?
Wasting lots of money by not enjoying your vacation.
Well, that’s what we do with our lives, except our lives are much more precious than a simple vacation.
Ten good things can happen to you, and you can keep stewing over the one bad thing.
Don’t ruin your day by continuing to focus on trivial things.