October 13th Friday Favorites- Behind The Scenes At DaniJohnson.com
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Think about the daily “noise” in your life. But, in the midst of all that noise, it can be hard to keep moving forward, with so many things begging for your time & energy, there’s no peace, no stillness. It’s all about hurry, get it done…NOW!
I want you to imagine something with me right now. You’re standing on a busy street corner in a big city: thick traffic – cars, trucks, taxis and buses honking their horns. You hear babies crying and children begging their parents for toys they see in a store window. You hear car alarms and emergency sirens. A teenager yells to his friend across the street. People rush around everywhere, bumping into each other. The hustle and bustle of the city creates an overwhelming buzz of noise, surrounding you on every side. Deafening noise!
Can you feel the stress, anxiety and pressure all that noise piles on?
Now, I want you to think about the kind of noise going on in your life every day. What is the noise you hear in your mind, in your home, in your job? What are the worries and cares competing for your attention, every moment of the day and night?
Have you ever noticed, in the midst of that noise, it can be hard to keep moving forward? With so many different things begging for your time and energy, there is no peace, no stillness. It’s all about NOW… hurry, fast, react, get it done! You’ve become so used to the traffic in your mind, now you’re literally functioning on autopilot.
Your kids talk to you, but you can’t hear them. Your boss gives you directions, but you can’t comprehend. Your friends confide in you, but their words go in one ear and out the other.
The noise creates confusion and chaos. Your mind constantly says, “Go, go, now, now!” But where? You are no longer in control of your thoughts and actions – the traffic is in control. You no longer have the ability to make conscious decisions; you can only subconsciously react.
Isn’t it time to reclaim control? After all, this is YOUR life. This is your one shot, your all-or-nothing. Is it everything you want it to be? Are you designing the life you want to live? Or when you take a good look at parts of your life, do you wonder how on earth you ended up where you are?
My friend, I don’t want you to wake up one morning, say five, 10 or 20 years from now, and say: “How did I get here? When did things go wrong? Why did my life turn out this way?”
When was the last time your mind was still? When did you last feel peace? Can you even remember the last time you stole a moment away from all the busy-ness, to just be still?
I know things are begging for your attention right this very moment. And yes, many of them are probably important things. But it’s also important to quiet your mind and really focus on the most important thing at the moment. Make decisions based on that… not on the traffic in your mind.
When you have a clear, calm mind, you will find it easier to make decisions designed to position you for the success you desire. You’ll eliminate stress and experience peace, instead. You won’t be easily led astray, because you’ll know exactly where you’re going. A clear and calm mind means a clear and calm focus – and that leads you to success.
It’s such a simple thing, but can make all the difference. Give it a shot today. Throughout the day, just stop and take a deep breath. Eliminate the noise, quiet your mind and focus on what is most important in that very moment.
I can’t wait to see you reach your full potential and truly believe you can and will… IF you learn to eliminate the noise and make decisions that will lead you to success.
We all need this reminder sometimes, especially with the busy-ness we experience daily. So please pass this along to your friends and family members today. And, take a few minutes right now to post this link on your social media!
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In great faith,
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