Posted by: GPK | 4.September.2009

Who’s keeping score? Your Friday GPK Challenge…

James Taylor sang; “the secret to life is enjoying the passage of time.”  This is so.  Of course, it doesn’t tell the whole story but it comes close.  What the beautiful lyric doesn’t mention is the sorrow that we inevitably have to deal with throughout our human experience.

Another way to put it would be to say that the secret to life is insuring each day that joy outpaces sorrow.  Making sure that as you tally up the “goods” and the “bads” at the end of the day, the things you look upon as positive exceed the things you see as negative.  Seeing things in such a way as to know that the ideas you entertained on this day give you strength and help you grow exceed those that weaken you or restrict your growth.

The degree to which you see the good outpacing the bad will determine the extent to which you view a particular day a success.  As in all of life, it will often be a question of degree.

Your Friday challenge is two-fold…

1) Be mindful today of the positives and negatives.  Keep a tally sheet with a positive column and a negative column.  Tick them off and keep a list.  Score each item on a scale of 1-10.  A 1 being not such a big positive or negative as to really impact your mindset for too much time and a 10 being something that really sets in and influences how you feel for several hours.  You’ll have items that relate to your relationships, your interactions with people who are not close to you, random things, the weather, transportation, work, all of it.  Score them all.  Before you go to bed tonight, tally them up and their corresponding scores.  Might make you go “hmmmmm?”

2) Log back in tomorrow and comment on this please.  Let me know how this goes for you.  Let me know what seeing the scores did for you, how it makes you feel?

Have a great weekend.  See you next week!

Peace and Gratitude,



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