Every once in a while we need to pause for a few moments and take a personal inventory of the many facets of our current existence. Consider “functional blindness” in your everyday life. That’s simply overlooking something because we see or hear it so often. We soon begin to take it for granted and even ignore it altogether.
How many times have you heard the following statements or something very close to them?
- “People come into your life for a reason!”
- “Make every day count!”
- “Everything happens for a reason!”
- “Believe in yourself!”
- “Be proud of yourself!”
You’ve probably heard these very familiar, mundane quips thousands of times in the past … but have you really taken a moment out of your busy day to think about each of them. Have you truly considered the wisdom and value in each statement. Probably not. We’re just too busy. Would we benefit from do so? Most certainly … in several different ways. Relax, re-count, re-load, and reward yourself for so many things we take for granted.
In 2004, Laura Burns did just that by creating this very short video to remind herself of some of the more important things in life. Take a look. It’s only 186 seconds out of the 86,400 seconds you’ve been gifted with today. My guess is that this will be the best time investment you’ve made today.
As you watch the video, think about the genuine value of her words as they could apply to your life. When you’ve finished, you’ll feel a little more relaxed, you may have identified a few areas of concern, and you’ll have a better appreciation of what life truly offers you on a daily basis. Enjoy!
About Harry K. Jones
Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.