Either you run the day or the day runs you
The above quote from Jim Rohn is something I need to remember—it’s something we all probably need to remember, is it not? If we do not take control of our days and make things happen, we cannot expect things to go our way, can we?
So who or what is really in control of your day?
Do you wake up in the morning and decide that it is going to be a good day, and that you are going to do everything you have on your agenda? Or do you just “go with the flow” and take life as it comes? If you lean more toward the latter, are you really getting everything you want out of life? If you are, good for you! If you are not, perhaps it is time you start with a plan…and stick to it.
It all begins with positive thinking
Something positive can happen during even the worst situations you can imagine. For instance, if you are in a car accident and you lose use of your limbs (or lose your limbs completely), but you still have your life, you should be grateful. You can still wake up and see the sun shine for at least one more day. You still have the opportunity to make a difference in the world, even if it is a small one.
All you have to do is find the proverbial silver lining.
The next time you are faced with a difficult situation, do your best to think positive thoughts. You will be surprised at what a difference positive thinking can make in a negative situation.
It is all up to YOU
If you are simply waiting for something good to happen, you are going to be waiting for a mighty long time, my friend. Once you dream up something, you have to put those thoughts into action. Nobody else is going to do it for you. It is all up to you.
And if you want things to run smoothly, you have to put those actions into a manageable plan. Sure, there are some things you can do impulsively, but overall, it is better to plan out your life. I learned from years of experience that careful planning goes a long way.
And remember the late Jim Rohn’s words: Either you run the day or the day runs you.
YOU are in the driver’s seat in life. Do not let anyone or anything control the wheel for you.
- “Success in a Nanosecond” (catalystquotes.com)
- Jim Rohn- You must constantly ask yourself these questions: (dreamingworldswritingdreams.wordpress.com)
- Look around you, not just at your desires (thenakedlistener.wordpress.com)