Words from John Cusak

Say anything- one of the sweetest chick flicks from the 90’s. The character Lloyd’s older sister is slamming things around in the kitchen and Lloyd asks her “how hard is it to be happy? How hard is it to just decide to be happy”  The moment slips by and the movie continues, but that's actually a great question.

How hard is it to decide to be happy? To halt your negative thoughts and choose to dwell on what is good and lovely. How hard is it to change your mind and decide that you won't have a bad day just because it started out that way. Two people looking at the same circumstance can have very different emotions regarding it. Most often it’s a choice.

What do you want to win at?

Chances are, you have a lot to juggle in life. You are busy and sometimes overwhelmed with all the different things you are trying to accomplish. You have so many goals and skills you would like to learn too. Wouldn’t it be great if you could be musical, a great cook, an impressive athlete, the perfect spouse, supermom, and the list goes on. There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that you can’t do everything, the good news is that you don’t have to.

A question I often ask myself is ‘what do you want to win at?”

What do you want to win at in life, this week, today, and at this moment. Whatever that is, that’s the priority. Focus on what you want to excel at, and pursue that. It won’t be everything. With this strategy we won’t be all-stars of life, but we will win, and we will win at what is most important.