For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Steve Jobs
All my Yoga clients know I love quotes, that’s why they get one on the end of the mat after each class (apparent from my odd forgetful days!). But this quote really struck me.
I personally admire Steve Jobs, and as an Apple user he is a very, very important part of my life and business. I’ve even watched the movie and thought it should have gone longer so I could see more!! But even for the android users you can appreciate this quote.
We all look in the mirror each morning and I know I often judge the image looking back, some days the bags under her eyes are awful!! But how many of you ask yourself the question of if you’re happy? It doesn’t have to be at work, it can be in how you live, the people around you, or the food you eat, the list goes on. I know myself I ask the question, I really should get a decal to stick to my bathroom wall, but even when its 6am and I have a 15hr day ahead of me I’m always happy & want to complete the day ahead.
Our lives are to short to spend to much time unhappy. No one is happy 100% of the time but if every morning you wake up and go to a job, a work place, a gym etc that you hate it’s time for a change. It doesn’t take much to drive the extra distance to a new job or gym, it may even be closer and you could walk! Or maybe you actually need a career change? When asked at school to decide my direction I looked at Health & Fitness in 1 hand and Design/Fashion in the other hand, at 16 I picked Fashion! I followed fashion for 4years into Adult hood before I thought I don’t enjoy this, I went back to studying health & fitness and 4years on this is where I am, happy! Happy starting at 6.30am and finishing at 9pm everyday and studying where I can, crazy but happy.
So in the morning ask yourself the above question and if the answer is no to many days in a row, its time for a change. Make a change don’t be afraid of change, it often brings the best things in life.