UP ON A TIGHT WIRE by ACHUCKAllen
Along with thousands of folks in New York’s Time’s Square, I watched the brother & sister team walk a tight wire, 200 feet over the busiest intersection in America Sunday evening. They started on opposite ends of the same wire and actually met in the middle as the brother stepped over the sister and then continued to walk until they reached the other side. I was exhausted by the time that they finished!
- Get the very intentional act of gratitude into your day and get it there early. Start every day by writing down three things you are grateful for. I’ve written and said it repeatedly…when you are grateful for what you have, what you have is always enough.
- Prepare your soul for the challenges you will face by getting grounded and centered. Get grounded by getting the Holy Scriptures into your soul. God’s Word will always accomplish It’s purpose. And get centered with a brief time of guided mediatation. I’ve made both of these super easy in my Weekday Meditation Podcast and my Weekday Podcast. Both meditations are about 5 minutes a day and 5 days each week. I promise you that they will help you get grounded and centered on what matters most.
- Prioitize you energy and your time. Begin to think about the lead efforts that will pay great didvidends in the long game of life. Do those things that push you further toward your dreams and have a big payoff in there small accomplishments. And be sure to do this daily. Create a morning and evening routine that includes prioritizing both energy (when you are best physically and emotionally to tackle a task)and your time (when you must accomplish a task or meeting).
- Read! Invest 10 minutes each morning and each evening to read. Read fiction, read news, read for self development, but read! Readers are leaders and this world needs great leaders. If you read 20 minutes each day, you will have completed 20-25 books in one year.
- Determine to encourage and help someone today! Nothing puts our life in a better perspective than helping other folks in need. And nothing encourages us more than when we encourage others. It doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, but a simple help and/or word of kindness. The world is in great need for gracious civility.
It’s okay to live on a tight wire, but we need a few tools to help us from falling and endangering ourself and others. These five small habits can and will radically help you!
Go in Peace,