Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. - Denis Waitley
Denis Waitley is another in a long list of motivational people whose words we’ve used here to focus our thoughts and efforts to help us be our best each day. And today is one of the most important days of the year whose meaning and importance represent the foundations of our values and beliefs. The juxtaposition of these two is especially inspiring.
Winners and winning ideas are always built around looking ahead and being positive. Our lives most often are like the mountains we see – steep, daunting, beckoning, and not for the faint of heart. They represent the challenges that are found in the work we do, the games we play, the lives we lead, the challenges we face and the choices we make – the ones that mean the most to us are the hardest to climb. Getting an ‘A’ on a test, being successful at work, scoring a winning point in a big game, remaining true to your ethical beliefs, staying fit and healthy, being kind and fair in our relationships – all take extra commitment, effort, dedication and drive. And all are found in winners, whose winning ideas and ways are models to follow.
Today, especially, you should make sure that the things you do, the words you use, the thoughts you think and the work you produce are the best you can do. And while they may not be perfect, if they’re your best then you should be satisfied and the world around you will be enriched. That’s what you should expect of yourself, and that’s all anyone can expect of you. Look around today at all you have to be thankful for, and know that you helped make that possible.