I am a member of Toastmasters and this past weekend I attended a Toastmasters Conference for my District. As an aside, I was unable to publish my posts using my phone, which is why it’s been a few days since you’ve received anything from me!
The conference was beneficial on several levels. The biggest take-away for me was hearing the techniques people have come up with to encourage and motivate themselves to keep taking the next step toward their dreams.
One technique in particular stood out to me. The young man who spoke about it was from India and he was very bold in stating that the reason he came to the United States was to become rich. He was dynamic and enthusiastic and I believed that one day soon we’ll see him on the cover of Time or Forbes!
The way he motivated himself to stay on track toward his dreams was to stand in front of his mirror every morning and ask himself “If I knew today would be my last day on Earth, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”
He said that at first he would answer that question with a resounding “No!”. Every day, though, he would make little changes in his routines and one day he was able to answer “Yes!”. He continues to ask himself that question every day. He says opportunities have opened to him that he never imagined.
I encourage us all to follow his example and do what we can each day so that we can answer YES!! to the question “If today were my last day on Earth, would I want to do what I’m about to do today”
You CAN do it!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,