Thanksgiving Challenge Day #20

by | Personal, Personal Development, voiceovers

Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine  and author of The Compound Effect says, “To be great, be grateful”.

Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:

 “My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.

I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”


DAY 20

Today my big challenge is all about time, and how I feel there’s such a lack of it. I know this is a completely silly statement, because we all have the same amount of time to work and live with. Today was spent doing a little voice work, several auditions, and running errands. My mind is racing at times but my brain is slow to move and fully engage sometimes.

I have packages of home-baked cookies that need to go out.  More cards to write, more organizing before the family comes home to roost for the holidays. I’m finding myself distracted by piles of to do items on my list and last minute email requests for my time and attention, shifting left and right brain gears. Just trying to move forward and get it all done is my biggest challenge.

Then I was intrigued by the following passage from the late great Jim Rohn I happened to read today:

Take time to be quiet. This is something that
we don’t do enough in this busy world of ours. We rush, rush, rush, and
we are constantly listening to noise all around us. The human heart was
meant for times of quiet, to peer deep within. It is when we do this
that our hearts are set free to soar and take flight on the wings of our
own dreams! Schedule some quiet “dream time” this week. No other
people. No cell phone. No computer. Just you, a pad, a pen, and your

I am grateful that I have access to such thoughtful messages. (I subscribe to the free weekly Jim Rohn newsletter, at

I need to work more on my dreamboard, my left brain, right-brain. I think I’ll grab some quiet time for myself. Right now. Perhaps soon I’ll more forward with my whole brain in sync.


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