not every day is great, as you know. they say treat every day as if it is your last – which means live each day to the fullest. but you and i know in the real world, that this idea is sometimes not possible. as you sit in your cube in the office trying to focus on your work, you can’t really live that day to the fullest. yes, you can live that day the best you can in the current circumstances of that day. but it won’t feel like you are giving that day your best effort to live it to the fullest, because you are chained to a desk doing mundane tasks. these are the dog days of life. these are the days you are just trying to get through without losing your patience. you must be very, very patient on these days. the job you are doing should be exciting most of the time, but even the greatest jobs have dog days. how do we make it through these days? the only way to make it through is to pretend like you are running a marathon – where there are certain points of the race when it is very difficult to focus and push through – but you must do it to complete your current race – to complete your current goals. you must keep your head down and just do the work on these dog days. don’t stop, because you simply cannot afford to stop. for all the great days, there are always dog days – and on those days, you must persevere. you will feel better at the end of the week, month, year that you did push through – but it is hard to comprehend that idea when you are in the thick of the dog days. push through.
we are all on a path of destiny – there is no doubt about that. we will be guided along this path as we go through life. one thing that will help influence this process is your instinct. as you walk down your path of destiny, your instinct or gut will give you pointers along the way. some will never heed these pointers and their path of destiny could be a bumpy road. but if you do learn to listen to your instinct, your path of destiny can be a better process. your path of destiny will bring you close to failure or death many times through life – and it is your instinct that keeps you just out of reach of extreme failure or death – if you take heed and listen to your instinct. there are times where your instinct will give you hints on the same subject over and over – to get your attention to make the right choice – to make your path of destiny easier. look for repeated signals – and if you see them, then you know that this is the right choice to make in an opportunity that is presented. yes, we are all essentially walking blind on our path – and the way ahead will never be in clear focus. but if you trust that you are on a path of destiny and you start to listen to your instinct a little more, then your daily worry can start to fade. once you reach this understanding about what you are doing in life and why you are doing these things – because you are on a path of destiny and your instinct is there to guide you on this path – then life becomes more enjoyable and your path of destiny becomes more obvious.
trust is a funny thing. you start off life trusting everything and everyone – trust all around. then as time goes on, you start to drop people off the trust list and eventually end up not trusting many people – maybe family and a few friends. and when you are at work in a new job, you start with a zero trust level – but as time goes on in the job, they begin to trust you and you begin to trust them. yet the reality at work is not really about trust in the end – if you can’t produce, no matter how much they trust you, you get the ax anyway. but trust is important to keep your job until the ax day comes – because if they don’t trust you, then you get the ax much earlier. everyone has their guard up when they meet you because everyone has been burned in the past – so we all live with walls around us to protect us from getting hurt or falling into trouble – it is a natural reaction to life. what we must try to do is give more people the benefit of the doubt – but only do it in small increments – set up small strategic tests to determine if the trust level can go up – then you will reach the highest level of trust without any issues – but most will screw you in the end anyway 🙂