Worry About Today, Tomorrow Will Take Care of Itself

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Worry About Today, Tomorrow Will Take Care of Itself

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“There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry… Yesterday and Tomorrow.” ~Robert Jones Burdette … 

What a thought huh? If only I could pay attention to today, all the time. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes catch myself worrying about tomorrow. Do you ever worry about yesterday?

My mother always said, stay away from negative people, they’ll only bring you down. Even negative people have positive thoughts; the challenge is to find those thoughts. Sometime it’s just too much work and the best thing to do is move on. Many of us have negative people in our lives, some we work with on a daily basis. Maybe it’s best to support them from a distance. I actually spent the day with a group of people that were really quite negative—from my perspective. I started thinking; negative people are just trying to protect something. Maybe it’s because they don’t think they’re smart enough, pretty enough or rich enough or just… enough! The best thing for me to do today, go home.

My dad said; hang out with people younger and smarter than you. Why younger? Because they don’t spend their days talking about their aches and pains. Why smarter? You’ll learn something.

My aunt said, age means nothing. She was still on her bulldozer at 90.

Dr. Ho, the most influential adult person in my life said, study what you like.

I always thought you had to be first to make it.

The problem begins when we start comparing ourselves to others. Eventually you will realize that there’s no end to the torture you can put yourself through.

Celebrate your life, no matter what it brings you. At the beginning of each month note one thing you will do during the month to improve your health, your life, your relationships and your business. Just one thing a month will eventually change your life. Note what you’ve accomplished that makes YOU feel proud.

How do you measure success? American Idol measures success by who comes in first. By now you’ve realized that many of the real winners from the show didn’t come in first. How about Jennifer Hudson? Jennifer became known after becoming one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol. She wasn’t first, she was a finalist. She made a film debut in the 2006 film, Dreamgirls, and won an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer was just waiting to be discovered. She just needed a place to be, a place to show up.

You have to compete to win anything. This reminds me, I came in 3244 out of 3521 in the Freihofer’s Run for Women last month. I loved being part of the race and I didn’t come in last. My goal was not to come in last. Not a lofty goal, but a goal! Just finishing was a big goal. Maybe next year I can set my sites a little higher.

Speaking of being first, who in the world is Graeme McDowell? Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland became the first European in 40 years to capture the U.S. Open. My hunch is he has known all along who he is, he just needed the right place to show his stuff.
What about you? Have you found your place?

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By | 2017-03-03T12:07:13+00:00 July 24th, 2010|beliefs|2 Comments

About the Author:

Lisbeth Calandrino is an award winning trainer, entrepreneur, and blogger and has spent over twenty years developing custom tailored marketing and customer service programs for businesses. Her recently published book, Red Hot Customer Service, 35 Sizzling Ways to Heat up Your Business and Ignite Your Sales defines the steps necessary to build a competitive advantage and turn great companies into unforgettable or red hot companies. Lisbeth admits that much of her knowledge came from her Italian grandfather who despite very little formal education and a limited English vocabulary, managed to became both successful and wealthy. Lisbeth has wonderful stories about Grandpa DiBiagio’s and her time spent learning how to managing Grandpa’s fruit stand. Because of Lisbeth’s experience as a business owner, having been the managing partner and owner of 7 furniture and carpet stores for 14 years, she is able to bring her extensive business knowledge and experience to all of her clients. Lisbeth’s awards include executive of the year award from the International Executive Association, Albany chapter (a business networking group) and first place honors in an international marketing contest for alternative medicine. A two time cancer survivor, she has spoken extensively about her experiences of cancer, offering words of comfort and inspiration. As an activist, Lisbeth has initiated and contributed to many charitable causes. She has worked with at-risk youth, spoken out against injustice and advocated to and helped to build resources for women. As a presenter, Lisbeth Calandrino is highly motivational, information-rich, and very entertaining. Her acute business sense, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy and fun sense of humor make her a dynamic presenter. Lisbeth is a member of New York, Historic Albany Foundation, educational director of Business Referrals Networking Group and member of the board of directors of the Animal Protective Foundation of Scotia, New York.

2 Comments

  1. Hani Ali Khan April 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hi I feel like motivated now it’s really great

  2. Lisbeth Calandrino April 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to reply, Hani. Lisbeth

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