Time to Work Today

The calendar now reads January 2016. Have you appropriately welcomed in a new year? Though any of the previous 365 days have presented the very same opportunity, perhaps, it is today which will be remembered for years to come. Today is the day you’ve begun to live again. You have decided to breathe with a greater purpose. You are no longer afraid or embarrassed by your short-comings.“You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?”–Robert Louis Stevenson  Thus, this will be a time for action. The gut-wrenching soul searching has been done. You’ve discovered a motivating force at last. The always important thinking and planning stages have passed. It’s a new dawn of a new day. Go overcome some obstacles today! “Today, while the sun shines, work with a will; today all your duties with patience fulfill. Today, while the birds sing, harbor no care; call life a good gift; call the world fair. Today, today, work while you may. Prepare for tomorrow by working today.”–L. Clark
Yes, there is work to be done. That word’s heavy-handed intimidation factor should no longer negatively influence your performance. You are more than prepared for what lies ahead. “Work will win when wishy, washy wishing won’t”–Thomas S. Monson  Think of it as follows:

Willful pursuit of dreams
Obtaining more useful tools along the way
Reaping the blessings of determined effort
Keeping the promise you’ve made to yourself
Wanting to become more than you are now
Observing the rules of the road (the plan for your happiness)
Roads less traveled lead to wondrous rewards
Kneel when the journey becomes rough
Wisdom from fellow travelers is needed
Open your heart and mind to new truths
Risking your future (for temporary pleasure) is not worth it
Kingdoms of glory await those who have faith and endure

“Today seek the treasure better than gold: the peace and the joy that are found in the fold. Today seek the gems that shine in the heart; While here we labor, choose the better part.” I plead with you to remember that despite what your FitBit may tell you, your life’s journey will never be measured by how many steps you take each day. More importantly, dear friends, it is measured by the manner in which you take those steps. Furthermore, “your direction is ever more important than your speed.“–Larry R. Lawrence  “Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth, as crown of your life and the grace of your youth. Today, while the heart beats, live to be true, constant and faithful all the way through.”–L. Clark  I know that you will work your way to a memorable day, today!