This week starts with a new month, therefore with a new scroll from The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino: I will live this day as if it is my last. This scroll brings up the importance to not waste the precious time allocated to us on bad or negative things/thoughts that happened because they belong to the past therefore are gone forever! Nor should we waste our thoughts on what could happen (in the future) because this may never happen! Instead give thanks to “be allowed to live another day when others, far better than I, have departed! Is this another opportunity for me to become the woman I know I can be? […] Each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return [….] And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument. This day I will make the best day of my life. This day I will drink every minute to its full.[…] My last must be my best. I will live this day as it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.” As a result of reading this scroll 3 times daily, plus reading one obituary daily after which we ask ourselves these 3 questions (What would that person give to change places with me and have just one more day? Who can I let know how grateful I am for their presence today? How will I behave today to finish the masterpiece of my life elegantly?), I am called even more to action! My virtue for this week being “Well-organized” (for the second week in a row because I hadn’t been very successful in this topic the week before), this extra motivational portion of the course was well welcomed!
Another explosive question is introduced to us this week: “What would the person I intend to become do next?”. When backed up with “What am I pretending not to know?”, you can imagine how it becomes harder and harder to deny the truth and that these questions move us closer and closer to our DMPs -what can be intimidated not to say scary-. But what if it was the last day of my life,? I must do everything in my power to make it my best, right? Well it didn’t unfold as easily as it sounds during this week, as my virtue Well-organized led me to work seriously on time-managing my schedule meaning fitting all the different pieces of my day to be able to go to bed at a decent time (that is for me before midnight versus my usual 2am or later). All I can say is that this is another big dragon I’m facing therefore leading to resistances and step backs …..
Christelle, good for you for embracing such a powerful, life-changing question. From your blog rover friend John.
Very nice blog!