Tuesday April 3, 2018 #957
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves
others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
~Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
You’ve probably experienced this yourself, or certainly seen it in others: that feeling of “flow”, that everything is working in your favor. Obstacles are manageable, solutions evident, assistance at the ready. This state of ease never lasts, but while in it, you feel you can do anything. Never take these moments for granted, but rather immerse yourself in them and do as much as you can with that energy.
Life is about creating more of these effortless moments of flow. We create them through constant learning, taking risks, focusing on helping others succeed, learning from failure, and taking the next action. It is not about waiting for “magic” or luck to create our success. We create our own success, and our own moments of effortless flow by consistently and persistently doing the heavy lifting every day.
Be a master in the art of living. Like any master, that status only comes from constant work.