Sunday Thinking

My mind is a welcome place for divine ideas to take root and blossom!

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“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk & Peace Activist

I. Planting Seeds for Growth

There is no substitute for preparation. Harvesting our aspirations will always require an investment of time, energy, and sweat equity to manifest our visions into reality. 

Each day is a unique opportunity to venture beyond our comfort zone and to prepare:

  • Socially

  • Mentally

  • Physically

  • Spiritually

  • Emotionally

  • Intellectually

“You plant seeds every single day, in the world and in others, with every thought you think and word you speak and action you take. You have influence. You’re making a dent in the universe and you matter, in a very real way.” ― Jennifer Williamson

II. Good People Mantra

Goodness requires balancing ideals and realities while remaining true to our values.

Five principles of goodness form the “Good People Mantra” for business and life:

  1. Put people foremost, now and in the future.

  2. Assist others in reaching their full potential.

  3. Prioritize values over results.

  4. Harmonize the components of practicing goodness, including its tensions.   

  5. Strive for goodness when it’s easy and when it’s difficult.

Source: Anthony Tjan, Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters

III. Lessons Before Dying

Most common regrets in life:

  • Not enough travel.

  • Not following passions.

  • Not daring to take risks.

  • Too much time on worrying.

  • Too little time with loved ones.

  • Caring too much about what others think

  • Not showing real feelings to people they love.

  • Not fully living in the present and enjoying the amazing moments.

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” ― Jack Kornfield

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V. Question

What is required of me today to put myself in the best position to thrive tomorrow?

VI. This Week I Will

  1. Journey in courage + grace.

  2. Realize silence is also self-care.

  3. Allow myself to restore and think.

  4. Not let the past control the present.

  5. Spend more time listening to intuition.

The Last Words…

“Over rivers and valleys, mountains and plains—over all you have lost and all you have gained. Over all you have gathered, and all you let go, you have traveled at length through the wild of unknowns. And through all that is changing you can see you have grown. You have walked in the light. You have not been alone.”

― Morgan Harper Nichols, Artist & Writer

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P.S. Searching for a book recommendation? Our team at The Daily Coach highly recommends Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.