“The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we can become.” ~Ben Herbster
Waste not, want not. Often many are stalled in achieving their goals because they waste talent and time living a normal, humdrum life of comfortable discontent. Their routine is set…wake up, travel the same roads to work, and get through eight hours, return home, eat a tasteless meal, watch television and then get ready to do the same thing five days a week. It is little wonder they are wasted or that they get wasted.
Steve Harvey was on Oprah’s Life Class show recently and he said this about wasting your life, “You’ve got to get sick and tired of yourself, then you will grasp for and accept change.” These profound words signal what it may take for you to modify waste permanently in your life.
Ask: What am I sick and tired of in my life?
Next, write down the minor and major steps you must take to achieve the change you intend to see in your life. Yes, write it down. At this point, talking about what you are sick and tired of is of little value. You have talked enough! Your friends are tired of hearing it and seeing you do little or nothing you have promised and your ears are tired of hearing you promise yourself that you are going to stop wasting your talent.
Take out your garbage.
Third, start. Change your environment. Small adjustments such as changing the route you drive everyday is a beginning. Taking a class related to your intended change is important. The internet is saturated with free online courses you can take for free, do that. Sign up for a free class or two today. Enrich your new self every week; reinforce your intention with action.
Want not, waste not.
This is your new mantra.
Reply to this post. Tell us what changes you have made that eliminated waste in your life.