As they say ” The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven“.
Back in the day and throughout history, most people have had to do backbreaking labour, just to sustain themselves, with no hope of thriving. The perennial, relentless quest to move from day to day, meal to meal, to survive.
Today( and we are fortunate), we get to exercise our creative gifts, solve problems, and create value that none of our ancestors would have imagined(let alone a large percentage of the world’s population today).
As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all the things we have to do:
You have to wake up early for work.
You have to make that sales call.
You have to prepare dinner for the family.
You have to go to your daughter’s dance show.
You have to work out today.
You have to write an article.
Now, imagine changing just one word in all of the sentences above.
You get to wake up early for work.
You get to make that sales call.
You get to prepare dinner for the family.
You get to go to your daughter’s dance show.
You get to work out today.
You get to write an article.
It’s important to remind oneself that the things we get to do each day are not burdens, but opportunities.
So often, the things we actually view as work are actually the reward.
Mind you, if you are reading this, you are among the top miniscule percent of a percent of people who have ever lived in terms of opportunity and wealth.
So, what are you getting to do? Game | Mind(set) | Match!!