Finish that title…Hold on to that feeling! Sorry for the Journey reference.
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to always have their act together? Me too. I thought I would go on a treasure hunt several weeks ago, and I think I have discovered a few commonalities. Please know that I am not one of these people. I live my life on the bleeding edge of emotional burnout. However, I have found some pretty simplistic guidelines that even I can use to get my baggage in the right trunk.
And, here they are:
- Recognize that you are a spiritual being. You need a steady diet of spiritual food to fuel you. The seasons that we live at peace, yet wildly productive are those seasons that our spiritual diet includes more veggies than donuts. Feed you soul and guard your soul. When you do, you’ll discover longer seasons of peace and less seasons of anxiety.
- Embrace your imperfections. We all have them. I’m not suggesting that you hide them. I’m pleading with you to not let them own you. The folks that I see succeeding and living joy-filled lives are folks that know how imperfect they are and embrace that unique gift that the Divine created them to be.
- Surround yourself with people that belong to the tribe you want to belong to. When the Scriptures reveal that bad company corrupts good character, it’s not a small part of our lives. I have learned that if somebody really wants to know you, they can discover that by who you spend much of your time with.
- Place yourself in mutually accountable relationships. When you do that, you are immediately become a better person.
- Determine to become consistent in your life, love and leadership. Nothing creates trust like consistency in our daily walk.
- Forgive and move on. Don’t allow bitterness to own you and control your heart.
- Learn the pure joy of flexibility. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not live in a tizzy.
- Get a daily dose of Scripture, gratitude, prayer and meditation. This is essential if you desire to become the best possible you!
- Drink more water, move more, and develop a healthy sleep pattern.
- Read 20 minutes every day. Readers are leaders and readers are learners. Becoming a leader and a learner makes you and your sphere of relationships better. Read! Read ancient literature, novels, westerns, thrillers, leadership or finance. Read anything, but read! If you’ll read 20 minutes each day, you’ll complete 20 books this year.
Go in Peace, AChuck