Life for so many people is summarised in strings of activities. I believe life can be lived with a sense of significance and purpose. Let’s consider these virtues this Monday morning:
1. Commit to a cause greater than yourself. You are not the centre of the universe.
2. Value people rather than things. Relationship is more important than silver and gold.
3. Give thanks for what you have instead of complaining about what you don’t have.
4. Celebrate your everyday life. Life is a privilege. Always find joy in what you do.
Commitment: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.” It is the commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your cause that produces excellence in life. Every obstacle is simply a course for you to develop your achievement muscle.
Perseverance: Resolute and unyielding, holding on steadily on a course of action in spite of difficulties, obstacles, suffering or discouragement. “And let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.” Perseverance is not just an attitude rather a way of life.
Practice regularly: This is the key to mastery. Trying means learning, learning means improving, constantly improving means you will eventually become good in whatever your passion resides. The truth is that we all have these virtues in us. Keep dreaming, believing, as you put in your very best, for fulfilment is knocking at the door!