“If I let myself get careless in school, everything else started to slide. I’d zone out at home or just wear whatever shirt I’d tossed on the floor the night before. On the other hand, if I aimed to be my best in one area, that commitment raised my game across the board.” Dr. Phil
This article written by Dr. Phil has been floating around my desk for a while now and it is from one of my wife’s Oprah magazines.
It reminded me of the idea that “The way you handle one dollar is the way you would handle a million dollars.”
And Paramahansa Yogananda taught us this same lesson when he said “the way someone handle’s a small matter will tell us how he will handle a large matter.”
What I liked most about the article was his idea and solution of picking one thing in your life and aiming to give it your best.
For someone like me who is involved in many different things, balance can seem almost impossible. I just went through a few months last year of giving up things because I knew that I wasn’t giving them the attention that they deserved.
As always, when I let go of things, new things come right in, and so life is probably even more full now than it was before.
But at the same time, things are different now.
It think that things are different because I let go of things that weren’t working. This made more room for things that were working, and also for new things to evolve.
There are actually a few things that I am striving to bring my “A game” to. And it is true that I see a difference in other areas of my life too.
As Doctor Phil says, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”
It is a tough standard to hold myself to, but I do know that it is true. Everything I do, matters.