Hello dear wonderful friends and hello dear wonderful planet! Today I sit in the marvelous silence of Night and bask in the unbridled power of the 1%. Often we tell ourselves that we must achieve these monumental tasks…we must move mountains…we must amass great fortunes…we must save the world… Life can appear daunting when we look at “all that must yet be done” and/or “all that is wrong or simply missing”….
And yet, the secret is to embrace the power of the 1%…..
Instead of needing to immediately leap from “here” all the way to “there”, what if our daily goal was simply to move further by 1%? Losing 200 pounds may seem impossible when faced with such enormous numbers—but dropping 2 pounds is achievable. Eradicating a $50,000 debt might seem overwhelming but knocking off $500 can be done.
Feeling and acting like a champion all day every day is probably pushing it for most of us particularly when there are computers that crash, phones that lose connection, speed traps when you’re late to work or that dear sweet person in line who managed to pick up the one item without a price tag….yes, even trying to behave like that perfectly enlightened soul can sometimes seem more daunting than scaling Mt. Everest.
So, today, as you go out to face the world, I would encourage you to celebrate the 1%. Be the champion that you aspire to be 1% longer today than you were yesterday. Dieting? Try eating 1% healthier today than you did yesterday. Trying to save money? Save 1% more than you did last week, last month or last year …Trying to get yourself out of those summer doldrums? Find 1% more time to pursue a passion…..go to the beach…call an old friend…or just do something “totally weird and silly”….
Yes, 1% today adds up to 365% in one short year, but who’s counting??…! So, THE PRESSURE IS OFF! Anyone can handle 1%….! Time to laugh at those mountains up ahead! Time to let your dreams and imagination aim high! Anything is achievable if you approach it one step at a time. Anyone who aspires to improve by 1% can be “successful”. The journey is so much more than just a “start” and a “destination”, so experience those miles in between….
THIS is your moment! Make it the moment that you embrace the 1% that is NEW! Let go of all fear and let go of all pressure. This is your time to reach out and to be all that you are and all that you wish to be. THIS is that 1% moment when all risks are worth taking. The knowledge is yours… yes, you’ve “got” this… you’re “good”…. everything is working in your favor….that 1% is surely yours….!
And surprise….that 1% is Life’s wonderful rocket fuel, so get ready to soar….we can already hear your rumble…so roar on and make it your 1% day!