Character Creates Opportunity® – Focus on the Moment: Thursday, November 26, 2015

As our world continues to grow in complexity and intensity, there is a great deal of time and effort spent on the journey through a number of additional steps along the path to reach our goals.

Raising a strong family in today’s world has become more complicated.

Maintaining a safe and stable community has become more complicated.

Securing meaningful employment has become more complicated.

Building a successful business has become more complicated.

As we continue on our journey to build and strengthen our character, ensuring we can sustain our effort over the long term to reach our goals is critically important.  As we navigate the complexity of life in reaching our goals, one often forgot aspect of ensuring we have the strength to continue is our ability to focus on the moment.

Exercising the discipline to focus on the moment at hand, while our mind wants to think about next steps or treasure thoughts of the past, will build our strength and help us stay on the journey to reach our goals.

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States of America.  Enjoy the moment of time we have today. Thankfulness

Life will continue.

Tomorrow’s journey will soon enough be upon us.

Yesterday’s journey is already a memory.

Do not miss today.

As we build and strengthen our character, make the choice to focus on the moment we have today.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, our time is probably filled with a bit of traveling, cooking, crowds, and maybe a good football game.

Sometime during today, look around, and in the gap between yesterday and tomorrow, quietly enjoy the moment we have today…and be thankful.

When we exercise the discipline to postpone the concerns of tomorrow, minimize the thoughts of yesterday, and focus on the moment we have today, we will continue to build and strengthen our character and Character Creates Opportunity® to be thankful.