365 Days to a Better You – Day 103

Best laid plans…

Newsflash! In a shocking turn of events, life does not always go as planned. Sometimes the immediacy of life swamps your mission and your execution of your big goals. Today was such a day for me.

It began at 4 a.m. with our elderly dog Mia barking me awake to go out. She’s about to be 15 and so she sleeps downstairs in her kennel these days. Half an hour later my head hit the pillow again for, hopefully, a couple more hours sleep. Less than 30 minutes later, now out of her kennel, Mia came in nudging me to go out. I put her off a few minutes too much and I had an accident on bedroom floor to clean up.

My brother is in town so we got around, went to breakfast, and stopped at the craft store for April on our way back. Then I went with my brother to get him a new phone and a new computer. I’m the “tech geek” in our family, which doesn’t bode well for us.

We arrived home about 1:30. I ate some lunch and then was ready for an afternoon nap. I awoke at 5 p.m. wondering where the heck my Saturday – by big day to get things done on my goals – had gone.

Tomorrow I’ve got a day job project to finish, taxes to complete, and we’re going to go spend some time with some friends north of the city. I don’t see me working on anything – except Day 104 of this blog – tomorrow.

And then, as I’m writing this very blog and eating, a piece of a tooth just broke off. And, of course, today was Day 6 of my 10-day Soda detox. Move over, Job!

Now, I’m not telling this story to make you feel sorry for me. I’m glad my brother came to Boston. I’m glad Mia is still alive and kicking and that I get these special late days with her. It’s wonderful to have friends. Taxes to pay means you are fortunate enough to have steady work.

The thing is, though, weekends like this put you behind on your big goals. It’s easy to feel cheated out of needed time to work on the things that fire your soul. You feel like the universe is working against you or you’re wearing off some cosmic karma. I’ve experienced it before and I’ll bet you’ve had weekends or days like this too. What can we do?

Power hack: When you have days like this, you have two choices. You use it as a reason to just give up or back off your goals or you get more determined to be the person you came here to you be.

You get up tomorrow morning with a smile on your face, put your best foot forward, and take the next step on the journey of a thousand miles.

That’s my plan. That’s always my plan. I hope, when you have days like that, it’s your plan too. Obstacles are nothing but shortcuts to something better than you had planned!

Stay inspired!

Ray

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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