Too often we get caught up in the day to day grind, the mundane tasks, the daily hustle… and in turn, we often lose sight of the blessings we enjoy on a regular basis!
I was quickly reminded while away at the Todd Durkin Retreat by two All-Pro, Super Bowl Champions Drew Brees and Steve Weatherford.
They both played on teams that enjoyed the highs of winnings championships and the agony of defeat! One major difference between a winning team and a losing team… the word that echoed throughout the locker room!
The overarching theme:
WE GET TO > WE HAVE TO
WE GET TO WAKE UP EARY TO GET IN AND PRACTICE!
WE GET TO WATCH EXTRA FILM AND PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK!
WE GET TO GO ON THE ROAD AND COMPETE THIS UPCOMING WEEK!
WE GET TO DO OUR CHORES
Oftentimes it’s not until we lose things until we realize how much we truly cherished them!
I remember sitting in the lunch break after the second practice in our three-a-days for High School Football and our coaches reminding us how fast it would go by and how we would miss it (I did not understand it then)! I just felt we had to be there!
BUT NOW… what wouldn’t we give to go back and play with those we grew up with! We GOT TO do that!
Remember; our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become who we are!
If your shackled down and feeling like you HAVE to do something… it will rarely be your best work! Think about that homework you HAD to do growing up!
By practicing the habit of saying GET TO versus HAVE TO, you can rewire your brain to understand every day you take action is a blessing and you GET TO do it! Attack every task presenting your best self and understand it’s a chance to get a little bit better, a chance to surpass the yesterday version of yourself!
Adopt this philosophy and watch out… your dreams are going to be destinations you will soon arrive at and GET TO ENJOY!
WE ONLY GET ONE GO AT THIS THING CALLED LIFE… MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS HONOR THE HUSTLE AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ALONG THIS JOURNEY!!
WHICH REMINDS ME…check out Part 2 of this blog series TOMORROW, it’s about Honoring the Hustle (I’m not a TV Show…I won’t make you wait a full week before the conclusion episode).