I was about to go to bed when I looked at the basket of clean clothes that was sitting on the living room floor. I looked at the clock, then looked back at the basket of clothes and immediately felt like they could wait until tomorrow. But something told me to dismiss that thought and to fold the clothes. And so I did. It only took me five minutes to fold them. Just five more minutes will save me time and frustration that comes from having to search through baskets of clothes that I tell myself I’ll fold tomorrow. Five more minutes invested tonight will reap much more dividends in the days to come.
It’s important to recognize and act upon these moments. So many times it feels like it’s easier to give up, give in and wait for the next opportunity. I use moments like the one I had tonight as practice for the more challenging moments to come. I have big dreams that I want to come to pass and I know I’ll need to draw upon my experience of having push past what may have appeared to be a mundane task that turned out to be a test to see how much I really want to live the life I’m after. Folding the laundry is not only a lesson of practicing gratitude and abundance (a lot of folks don’t have laundry to think about), but it’s a lesson on doing what it takes to make your future better. Nothing we do is irrelevant and plays a part in who we are and who we will become. If you really think about it, I know you’ll agree.
So, how can you spend the next five minutes to make your days to come better?
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