We are now over the halfway part of the month and I was thinking back to the time of life when I worked a job and the two times of month that were good and bad. When I worked some jobs, paydays were the 1st and 15th—they were both bad and good days.
We loved payday because it was the day we had money, which meant we could go and party with our friends. Maybe it was time to finally purchase that toy or trinket we wanted.
The bad is that it was the day of the month that we had to pay the bills. We love the income but hate to watch it go. When it comes to money I have noticed many times that money is used to bring out a point. I noticed this often when listening to Bible stories as a child.
So we like the paydays, but hate to watch the money go out just like it came in. One thing most people don’t experience while working a job is wondering if that paycheck was going to be there. You see if the employer did not pay, usually they did not have workers the next week.
I want you to think about this when it comes to planning in your life. Are you a person of your word? When you say “Yes” does that really mean yes? When you say “No” is your answer truly no?
If your boss did not give you a paycheck you had earned on payday, would you go back? Well, if you told someone they could count on you, then you did not do keep your word, would you expect them to ever trust you again? If you did not keep your word or keep your commitment, like that boss who did not give you a paycheck for your work, would you go back? Well
Call to action:
Decide to never hit the “maybe” button again; remove the word “maybe” from your answers. Answer “Yes” or “No” and let your yes be yes and your no mean no.
Learn the art of saying “Yes” and finding a way to make it happen.
Learn when it is time to walk away and say “No.” This is often harder than saying “Yes.” But when you have direction in life, when you live with purpose you know when it’s time to say “No” to something.
Have a great weekend; see you again on Monday for another great week of posts.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and make the changes needed to make 2013 rock.
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