Jacky Leonard's blog

Archive entries for: Oct-2012

Thought for the day

Categories:  Being on purpose, Life Balance and Wellbeing

Yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, today is a gift.  Unwrap it with excited anticipation and enjoy every second.


My thought for today is about being present.  Living in the here and now.  I'm not suggesting for one minute you don't review your past and learn from it, or plan for your future and work towards it.  What I'm recommending is you don't live in either of those places.

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about past events, but the reality is they're gone.  Re-running them throught your head like an old movie doesn't solve anything.  By all means review and learn from your mistakes...it's a natural part of the development process, but then leave the past behind.

I'm a planner, I like to be in control of what happens next...even if in reality it's just an illusion of control.  However, I've learned living in the future is a little unfulfilling...and worrying about it isn't very constructive either.  

Your time is now!  Live every 86400 seconds gratefully, passionately and purposefully.  

Thought for the day

Categories:  Business Coaching, Life Balance and Wellbeing

Isn't it interesting how you can attend the same event with a group of people and have a completely different experience?  It's all courtesy of the 'baggage' you carry around, made up of a complex mix of values, beliefs, experiences, education, personal and professional connections, gender, age, religion, ethnicity etc...

Perception is everything!  It can excite or scare you, pressurise or challenge you, motivate you to great things, or make you quit.  In the words of Denis Waitley

“Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.”

If this is true I would rather my movie be a comedy drama than a horror story!