At the gym, or at the dinner table – have one more rep, just one more serving.
At work, or out walking – lets push ourselves to stay a little later, to go just a little bit further.
At night in the morning, or in a meeting – let’s keep going just a little while longer.
It is often mentioned that nobody wants their tombstone reading ‘I wish I’d spent more time at the office’. Read those obituaries – most often the job/career mentions are minor or absent when ‘what mattered to them’ is recited.
What matters to you? How much of your day/time/money dedicated to achieving what matters? Sure, we all know that self-rationalizing, “but somebody has to pay for this life/lifestyle”. Sure we do, but in this life with so much abundance, what do we really need? More importantly, how much of what we have can we live without? Yes, nearly all of it. We need food. In cold climates clothing and shelter seem pretty important too. Everything else, just choice(s) we make.
Like going a little further, staying a little longer, doing a few more.
What are you coaching yourself to do, or to do without?
Change doesn’t happen by accident. Left alone, we won’t change much. But if we make it our focus for a day, for a month – imagine what we could do.
One thing, just a few minutes – focus on it just a little bit more …