Fabulous post from @utsa #gorunners - Let's start today by looking at the difference between chasing #success and choosing #significance...
Chasing success is ego driven seeking past for identity and future for fulfillment. It's playing victim or tyrant living in yesterday's victories and losses and hoping some future event will give you the justification and happiness you desire. Success is a thoroughbred stallion locked under harness's oppressive reigns; wearing blinders, chasing a carrot it will never reach. Significance is choosing an #attitude of #gratitude for all circumstances and people in the only time psychologically that we experience life...NOW. This sacred moment as it unfolds is the gift of the present when/where significance opens. You'll never move mountains unless you have true faith which requires thankfulness for this second's joy. 1st Corinthians 13:2 says, "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all #knowledge, and if I have a #faith that can move mountains, but do not have #love, I am nothing." Love is the foundation of significance. Start by loving God & #heaven within you by choosing to be joyful for today regardless of other people or events. This is how you love yourself & unlock your #talents, #treasure & #time to love others by serving them. Those who serve the world best have found why they are here . Teddy Roosevelt once said, "It is not the critic who counts; not the #man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know #victory nor defeat."