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Friday, April 7, 2017

Awaken Your Day - April 7, 2017 - Effort

“… and I had read every book on these subjects I could find.”

Effort. How much do we apply to leave our mark? To turn the wheels. To gain momentum.

How much effort do we apply to our wishing and hoping? If you are one of the fortunate ones who can see clearly that picture of where you want to be … are you also one of the ones applying the effort to get there?

I have a wonderful library at home, at least in my opinion. Books on Leadership, Management, Self Betterment, Passion, Law of Attraction, Growth, Success, Writing. I also have a lot of book marks in many of those books where I paused reading. Where I … INTEND … to pick up where I left off.

As I follow or read about many of the men and women who have attained their level of success, I often read the phrases regarding desire, passion, determination, focus –
“… and I had read every book on these subjects I could find.”
Sounds like consistent effort.

For a long time I could measure my effort by where the many assorted book marks sat in all those books in my library. I sat back one day and realized I had a lot of books on all angles of success … and they sure looked good on that shelf. With all those papers sticking up.

How many times have I stalled my progress, in reading and learning to channel my passions … and in my daily actions and reaching for my passions.?

Gotta go. I have a few spare minutes this morning and my effort is calling me back to Page 8 of this new book about Believing in myself and page 36 of another about raising my son. I am excited to absorb every page of both … don’t want to risk another book mark.

Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You … understanding your effort level, and adding to the half full cup.
AYD – Pierre Couturier – Husband, Daddy and Author to My Day.

Awaken Your Day - April 6, 2017

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
- Walter Bagehot

Quick and to the point this morning. Counting our successes. Visualizing yourself winning – crossing a finish line – of a race you maybe did not think you would enter.

 Meaning, something you have done in your life that you doubted you could do.
Anything in this category is a pleasure. Anything!
Riding a motorbike or a horse.
Taking a class.
Getting that job.
Writing a book.
Great career without University.
Eating a 40 ounce steak
Losing weight
Etc Etc Etc.

Anything in this category is a pleasure to relive – and often not counted or marked by an index card in our memory…. But valuable for you to count.

It is great doing something that someone told us we could not. I suggest it is even better to do something we told ourselves we could not.

 Good Morning, Greater Day. Greater You – listing out your personal win column.
AYD – Pierre Couturier – Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day

Monday, April 3, 2017

Awaken Your Day - April 3, 2017 - Priorities

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."
- Forest E. Witchcraft

Important in the life of .... a child, a spouse, parther, friend and so on and so on. Being a dad and a husband, i read this today and thought of my child and my wife. My life purpose. From where I came from, my success and path is them, and making the biggest difference I can in those two lives covers alot of ground for me no one else can understand.

The point is, you are making a difference. In the lives of those around you. Your actions and expressions and what you share opens the pages of tomorrow with more good than can ever be measured. You make the world a better place - often quietly and unannounced. .Think- about how you feel when someone you know, that really good example of a human we see and talk about - how do you feel and react when in contact with them. Understand, that is you to someone else. And so on...and so on... and so on.
What matters to me today, is specifically that I am important in the life of a lady and our child. This is my driver, my immediate focus. And in being of that mindset for them, maybe without knowing, I am an example for others. I have that opportunity to leave a meaningful and lasting mark on my time here. I have ... we all have that opportunity.

May you have a meaningful beginning to your week. May you leave a mark on those who matter most. May you see that you matter to others, and that you make them feel that they do as well.

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You ... for a greater good.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.