Let me ask you something, when was the last time you worked on YOURSELF? When was the last time that you truly did something just for you? It’s been a while hasn’t it?
Today, I’d like to challenge you to do something for yourself. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate exercise or a grandiose vacation. Enjoy a book that has nothing to do with your career. Sit on your porch and have a nice cup of tea (Golden Monkey, if you want a recommendation). Get a workout in that makes you feel good about yourself. Start that business that you’ve always wanted to start, check out Entrepreneur Magazine if you need some ideas. It’s not too late. You can re-create who you are into who you want to be at any time you decide to and today is the day.
Colonel Sanders started franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, when he was 65 years old. He received his first Social Security check in the amount of $105 and quickly realized he could not live on that meager amount each month. He didn’t sit back and say, “life is over.” He decided instead of retiring at 65, he would start a whole new career! So he traveled across the country by car from restaurant to restaurant, cooking batches of chicken for restaurant owners and their employees. By the time he was 77 he was a multi-millionaire and had more than 600 KFC outlets.
Your ultimate creation is you. Do yourself a favor… do something just for you today. You deserve it. You’ll find it to be among the most rewarding acts you’ll ever engage in.
“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”
— Deepak Chopra, M.D., Author on mind-body medicine and spirituality.