Put Your Boots in the Closet for Awhile

“Don’t keep my boots by the door no more, there’s nowhere I need to be that fast.” Lyrics from the song: Stubborn Pride, by Zac Brown Band

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Photo by Joseph Hersh on Unsplash

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Achieving success and enjoying success are not the same thing.

Doing work or activities that are satisfying and actually being satisfied are not the same.

If your bucket list goes on forever, then marking off one more thing on the list doesn’t bring fulfillment, it only points you to the next thing you must do before you die.

If you haven’t taken the time to clearly define “enough” then achieving your first 100 (in sales, savings, attendance, etc.) doesn’t bring lasting happiness, it just points to the next 100 and then the next and the next until life is defined by “just one more.”

If your goal is to save the world, then checking off your top goal for today will bring little to any fulfillment.

Maybe the fellow who said, “If it’s going to be it’s up to me” was right. But everything doesn’t need to “be”…at least by you.

It’s okay to say, “That’s enough.”

It’s okay to say, “For now I am going to focus on depth instead of breadth, on quality instead of quantity.

It’s even okay to say, “For now I am going to focus on nothing!”

The ONE THING for today:

Don’t be so quick to move on to the next thing.

It’s okay to move your boots from the door because there’s nowhere you need to be that fast.

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