“The main thing, of course, always, is the fact that there is only one of you in the world, just one, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost.”- Martha Graham
“There is only one you in the world.” And no one can do what you are doing. No one can live like you. No one can talk like you. No one can dance like you. No one can sing like you. Why is that? Because there is no one like you in the world. So do not worry about where you are now. Do not worry about where you are going. When you take care of now, when you take care of where you are, your future will take care of itself.
You have your own place in the world. And no one can live there but you. If you are not happy with yourself, check where you are. If nothing is working for you, check where you are. If you are not growing yourself, check what you are doing. Ask yourself, “Am I in my own place?” Because if you are not in your place, things will not be easy for you. But if you are in your place, things will not be difficult for you. Robert Colllier said, “If you have been drifting, if your work has been joyless, your business profitless, look around you for the right niche that was made for you to fill.” If you want to be successful in your life, you must look for your own niche.
Today matters. Before you start your day, before you leave your house, before you even make your morning coffee, make sure you have one positive thing that you want to get done. You can choose anything. It doesn’t really matter. You know what is important to you. But choose something based on your values, your goals, your dreams, your purpose in life.
You can focus on completing your unfinished project. You can focus on giving people love. You can focus on doing one thing at a time. You can focus on being fully present when you are with someone. The choice is yours.
One positive thing is better than twenty negative things. Doing one thing really well is better than doing so many things poorly. When it comes to task, when it comes to getting your task done, focus on one thing. It is better for you. It is better for your mind. It is better for your growth and development. It is better for your productivity.
When you focus on doing more than one thing at a time, you won’t get what you want. You will not do very well. You will do poorly. Why is that? Because you have divided your attention into so many places. You know that when attention is divided, when you don’t focus your attention on one thing, you will do really poorly.
But you can train yourself to be wherever you are. I think that is the best way to focus on one thing at a time. Just be there. Don’t fly. Do not think about anything. Do not get distracted by what you didn’t do well yesterday. Remember, what you are trying to learn now is what you didn’t do well yersterday. To stop yesterday from happening again, you must experience everything you are doing right now. Be there. Be yourself. Have purpose. Know what you want. Know how to get it.
Whatever you do, wherever you are, be fully present. Be there. Because success happens when we are present. Transformation happens when we are present in the here. Life changes when we are present. The question is, Are you present in the here and now?
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