Do you ‘Have To’ or do you ‘Get To’?

So much of the good and bad in life all comes down to how we choose to view it. Two people can experience the exact same event and have two completely different reactions. One may think it was the greatest thing in the world while the other thinks it was awful and a waste of time. Today, I want to call attention to a question that we need to ask ourselves more often. Do we have to do something? OR Do we get to do something?

What do you control?

We live in a world of constant change. Change which creates a growing number of opportunities and a wide array of challenges. Living in this world of constant change makes it imperative that we are able to tell the difference between what we can and can't control. If we continue to try and control all the variables, we will be doomed to frustration, setbacks and less than desired results. So how can we do things differently?

Create a Powerful Present and Focused Future

How often do we sacrifice being fully in the present moment because we are held back by some memory, regret or failure from the past? Or how often do our present circumstances affect our ability to think about a bigger and brighter future? These are questions and challenges that most of us face on a regular basis, and they can hold us back from furthering our personal growth and development. So how can we think about these things differently?

Winners Win

When it all comes down to the last play and everything is on the line, who are you going to give the ball to? You give the ball to the guy or gal that excels and plays their absolute best when the stakes are highest - the one that thrives on the biggest stage and isn't afraid to put themselves out there no matter the result. You give the ball to a winner... because winners win.

Are you a Future Legend?

What does the future hold for you? What does the future hold for any of us? Will it be filled with memories of great accomplishments, experiences and realized goals, or will it be filled with regret for not doing the things that truly mattered? Since we don't really know what the future has in store for us, perhaps the more appropriate question is what do we believe that we can do, be and become in the future? So, what do you think? Are you a future legend?

Halftime

A tale of two halves... Can you think of a time or two where your first half had you pinned up against the wall? Where all signs pointed to a loss. A time when the momentum was all on the other side? We all can. The question for today, is how can we use our own halftime to create the mid-game adjustments we need to come out on fire during our second half and redefine the expected outcome? The whistle just blew - it's time for halftime.