One Thing by Colin Wright
Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you’ve ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you’ve always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don’t be afraid to be very specific in how you’ll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.
(Author: Colin Wright)
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In an effort to move my work “above the desk” instead of below, I have added more and more speaking and teaching to my work. I constantly look for more opportunities like this and foresee a time when this makes up the bulk of my work. Each day is a little step in that direction. Yes, I still to all the other things that I do from day to day but I try to take every opportunity I can find to increase my educational work.
Even so, I feel the press of time creeping up behind me. I know that I will still think I have work to do on the day that I die and I am ok with that. As long as I do everything I can, that will be enough.