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How to win the toughest battle of our adult lives?

Gibran Daily Life

The DAY IN DAY OUT…. can be hell on earth.

I want to be completely transparent in sharing this video with you.  It reminded me of a time in my life where I felt a cold, meaningless, and senseless existence.

It was depressing to say the least.  I don’t want to be reminded of that drab, cynical, and uninspired person I had become.

I was what some would define, a workaholic.  My intentions were noble. I wanted to achieve great things, succeed at my career, and work hard to reach my goals.  I was after all an MBA destined to do great things.

When I landed in the hustle and bustle, The Day In & Day Out, felt like a cruel joke.  “There must be more to life than this”, was a frequent thought.

I fell into my default setting, which was to notice all that was wrong with my life.

David Foster Wallace, in this brilliant video, paints a picture that is many peoples ‘perceived’ reality.  The word perceived is where your power exists.  This is where you can make a choice to see the world differently and therefore experience a different reality.

Unfortunately, I see it everyday.  So many wonderful people that only notice what is wrong.

I’m happy to say that after much trial and error, I’ve discovered how to look forward to each and everyday.  I don’t live for the weekend.  Everyday feels like a favorite day.  

The Day In Day Out cloud, just isn’t a part of how I experience life anymore.

My absolute number one recommendation is to begin noticing what is right in your life and be grateful for that.  I have a post, The Gifts of Gratitude, where you’ll find several suggestions for how to make gratitude a habit.  This seemingly insignificant approach, will make a huge difference. I promise you!