“Life is a series of small daily accomplishments that turn into larger ones.” – Christian X
The idea if one focuses on immediate and daily accomplishments, small stuff, that this will naturally turn into much larger accomplishments, is an idea I live by. This theory was developed after half of a lifetime with no strategic direction, yet still moving forward, sometimes in wildly unexpected ways. The truth is, I like accomplishing things daily, it feels good.
I don’t know how making the bed, exercising, meditating, completing household chores, and the little daily things turn into healthy relationships, reasonably fulfilling work, and higher well being, I just know that it does. This is why the little things in life deserve respect and attention i.e. decorum and posture. How one presents to the world is one of those things that honors oneself and others. Pajama pants in public are never okay living by this idea.
At this point, the spirit of accomplishment is on auto-pilot, it is just the way and on to the next. I am convinced on most days that I am being lazy. However, at the end of the day, sometimes I am amazed how much got done. Getting a little older can put things into perspective. Wasting time is not a viable pathway to happiness. By the way, most folks are wasting time and not accomplishing anything when looking at a screen.
“Life is simple, We insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
It is true, life is simple, unless you are plagued by “poverty mentality.” Poverty mentality is a suite of unvirtuous personal characteristics. Those who engage in attention seeking, don’t maintain things, present poorly, curse, ineloquent, blame others, live in their own filth, negative thinking, and make excuses etc., are the folks who make lives hard on themselves and others. Simply by taking focus off of self and living for a higher purpose can go a long way toward correcting poverty mentality. For me it is daily small accomplishments. The benefits are pretty incredible and almost immediate, over the years it has even brought me closer to God (previously agnostic), which was not something I was expecting.
Let’s accomplish st*t!