Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best……..dream big yes, but always follow your dreams with action. There are days when we can become too focused on what we don’t have, what isn’t working, and how badly we feel, where it can seem like a better idea to drop out of the game rather than face the challenges ahead. Success in life comes from realizing that there must be a beginning; that we have to start where we are, for you can only start with what you have……not with what you don’t have.  Winners simply do what losers don’t want to do……longer; for ultimately we achieve in proportion to what we attempt in this life.

There is such a fine line between have and have not, between failure and success and yet we allow ourselves to dwell in suspended animation…..taking inventory of our lives, but no action, and instead of hoping for the best, we focus on avoiding the worst.  Always remember, what we do for ourselves in this life, dies with us, what we do for others is timeless. We only cheat ourselves when we act in selfish ways……we make the world and our existence in it a richer place when we understand that we grow to the extent that we give to others.  So go out into your world today and focus on giving….to every situation and person even if it is a kind word or a smile….you will have started a ripple and that is what we are here to do.

Mary Cholmondeley said “Every year that I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence which will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well”