TO BE OR NOT TO BE
by Joe Bonura, CSP
Life or Death
In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Hamlet discovered that his uncle
murdered his father and married his mother. Then he utters the immortal
words, "To be or not to be? That is the question." He
was contemplating whether to live (To Be), or to take his own life
(Not To Be).
Mirror, Mirror on The Wall
We face that same question every day, although it may not pertain
to ending ones life. It pertains to the life changing decisions
we make on a daily basis. The question becomes, "To Be All
That I Can Be, or Not To Be All That I Can Be?" You are faced
with that dilemma every morning when you glance at yourself in the
Not Is Not an Option
Not responding to the query is a form of career suicide. What would
it take to be all that you can be? What three things can you do
today, so that you can reach your full potential? What is it that
is keeping you from becoming what God has intended for you to become?
In other words, how can you take the word "Not" out of
Moments = Momentum
The moment to moment decisions, that you make, will determine the
momentum that will carry you into your future. I have a daily exercise
routine every morning. After I finish on the treadmill, and before
I move on to my Total Gym exercises, I prepare the coffee so that
it will be ready for me to savor when I sit down to do my daily
No Button - No Coffee
This morning I put the coffee and water in the coffee maker, and
after my Total Gym workout, I noticed that I did not smell the familiar,
comforting aroma of the coffee. When I approached the coffee maker,
I discovered that the cup was empty. It was then that I realized
that I forgot to press the button. No button . . . No coffee.
No Action - No Reaction
How often do you forget to press the button, and yet, you expect
results? No action - No reaction. What buttons could you press that
will give you a savory cup of day? The sad thing is
that most of us know what buttons to push, yet we do not push them.
It takes effort to press the button, and many of us do not want
to make the effort.
Start Pressing Life's Buttons
Here are some areas to press the button and have a forever-impact
on your life.
Press the button on your wake-up alarm thirty minutes earlier
beginning tomorrow and you will end up with 10,950 more minutes
of life in just one year.
Press the button on your phone and make at least 10 dials today
to new and past customers.
Press the button on your reading lamp and spend an extra thirty
minutes a day learning something new.
Press the button on the CD player in your car and motivate yourself
to have an awesome day.
Press the button on your refrigerator to get fresh vegetables and
fruit to munch on, instead of pressing the button on the candy machine.
Press the button on your thankfulness and show appreciation for
living in the greatest period of opportunity in the history of the
Press the button on your generosity and give some of your time and
money to helping others.
Press the button on your kindness and do something special for someone
today without any expectation of getting something in return.
Press the button on your prayer time and pray for someone who is
Press the button on your computer and send out 5 encouraging e-mails
to friends and family.
Press the button and laugh at least ten times today.
It Is Easy
I love the office equipment giant Staples Easy Button commercial.
Simply press the button to making your life easy. Getting things
done is accomplished by simply beginning. Make the small effort
of pressing the right buttons.
No If's or When's
Stop saying I will press the button "if" or I will press
the button "when." Stop waiting for conditions to change.
You change, and conditions will change. Press the button now, and
incredible possibilities will appear before your very eyes.
Your Cup Of Life
If you feel that your cup of life is empty, perhaps you forgot
to press the button!
© 2012 Joe Bonura & Associates, Inc.