Leadership & Personal Development Blog Series
What is 'living in a moment' means to me?
It is being thankful for every single opportunity to be able to enjoy myself in a company of my family and friends. It is not complaining about little issues or problems that we face regularly, and instead turning a problem into an opportunity to learn and feel great about it. Living in the moment to me means being happy and appreciative for everything I have, every blessing and wonderful opportunity that I receive.
So often I hear from various people statements such as: “I don’t have this or don’t have that,” “I wish I could have this or live there,” etc. So, my question to someone who makes such statements is: “What are you doing about changing your current situation, if you are not happy?” If you find yourself in this situation, ask yourself this question, because, at the end of the day, if you are not happy where you are now, then change it. If you can’t change it, then ask yourself why you can’t. Remember, it is never a situation, or a problem, or a person that is keeping you where you are, it is always you.
The importance of NOW
Just know that everything that you have today is a direct result of your actions, that you take every day, whether it is at work or home. Please don’t blame someone or something else for your failures, be happy for what you do have now. If your present is not your dream life, then work hard, and put in everything you’ve got in order to change your now.
Remember to say thank you for what you have and celebrate your victories, regardless how big or small they are. Success builds on success, and positive outcome comes from positive state of mind. If you are happy, positive, and appreciate what you have today, then in turn, you attract more good things and positivity to you. All of the sudden great things start to happen, new opportunities become available to you and within your reach. Being happy and positive does wonders, but also remember that it works the other way around. You create your future, and that future could be everything that you can dream about and more, or future where you stand still and constantly unhappy with life, your choice.
Cherish your memories and save them in your ‘memory bank’
Refill your ‘memory bank’ as you encounter new experiences. It’s kind of like adding more money into your piggy bank. The more money you deposit into your piggy bank, the more money you save. It works the same way with positive experiences, good memories, when you were very happy, and you ‘deposit’ your positive memories into your ‘memory bank’. The more positive memories you deposit in your ‘memory bank’, the more you can reflect on and feel great again in the future. Your ‘memory bank’ can be simply mental notes in your head, it can also be physical notes that you write and then save in a jar. When you need to improve your emotional state and put smile on your face, you can review notes from your ‘memory jar’ anytime you need it.
So, be happy, work hard for what you want, be in control of your future and continue to grow your ‘memory bank/jar’ with happy and positive experiences. If your memory jar is full, you can always get another one started! Be happy, because, there’s no reason not to be.
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