Today I want to share these powerful words by Jim Rohn. When we don't BE here, not only cannot we not live – living is in the moment – we can't focus on what matters to us.
I have the classic entrepreneurial ADD. Every project is my shiny new toy and they can pile up on each other. But when I listen to these words of Jim Rohn, I can focus, be in the moment and finish this moment's project BEFORE I hare off in pursuit of another. And That's a successful lifestyle!
Wherever You Are, Be There
by Jim Rohn
“One of the major reasons why we fail to find happiness or to create unique lifestyle is because we have not yet mastered the art of being.
While we are home our thoughts are still absorbed with solving the challenges we face at the office. And when we are at the office we find ourselves worrying about problems at home.
We go through the day without really listening to what others are saying to us. We may be hearing the words, but we aren't absorbing the message.
As we go through the day we find ourselves focusing on past experiences or future possibilities. We are so involved in yesterday and tomorrow that we never even notice that today is slipping by.
We go through the day rather than getting something from the day. We are everywhere at any given moment in time except living in that moment in time.
Lifestyle is learning to be wherever you are. It is developing a unique focus on the current moment, and drawing from it all of the substance and wealth of experience and emotions that it has to offer. Lifestyle is taking time to watch a sunset. Lifestyle is listening to silence. Lifestyle is capturing each moment so that it becomes a new part of what we are and of what we are in the process of becoming. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well.”
What will you do today to master Jim Rohn's art of living well?
I am putting together my Monday morning routine, including the Empower Network 8 steps. Monday is my favorite day of the week. I set up the whole week and it is full of possibility in action!
In fact, I make Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Mondays too! When I experience Rohn's being in action daily, I feel I am living very well.