10 Things I Am Going to Do Today to Escape the Rat Race
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Today is going to be exceptional. I have wasted too many of my days on this earth not maximizing my potential, nor pursuing my dreams to the fullest. I want to desperately escape the Rat Race but far too often I have not acted as if that was truly a priority in my life. That will not be the case today. At the end of today I am going to grant myself a moment to look in the mirror and commend myself for a job well done. This day is going to be different and here are the things I am going to do today to make it so.
Today I will treat every human being I encounter with respect, dignity, and kindness. Too often in the past I have burnt bridges and failed to develop relationships with others. Not today. Today I will approach others with a smile on my face, a cheer in my voice, and a welcoming hello. I will be an active listener and polite and courteous in all respects. I will truly treat others how I wish to be treated.
Today I will draw on the inspiration of others. I will take a moment today to find a motivational quote or spend a few brief moments reading the story of someone else’s successful life. Undoubtedly I will encounter setbacks today and I want to have a re-energizing force on hand that I can use for inspiration.
Today I will turn off the television. Not only will I turn off the television but today I will also put my other hobbies aside. Perhaps I will take some time tomorrow or this weekend to pursue these pleasures, but not today. I do know that once I escape the Rat Race I will have plenty of time to spend as I see fit. Today I am going to focus on building the foundation of my life. There will be ample opportunity in the future to harvest the fruits of my labor but today I am going to focus on planting the seeds.
Today I replace procrastination with action. There has been something on my to-do list for quite some time. I didn’t do it yesterday. I didn’t do it the day before. Unfortunately, it has been on my list of things to do for far too long. I am tired of the stress it causes me and the bad habits it has been reinforcing. Today it gets eliminated from my list. In fact, the first thing I am going to do today is to take care of this thing. Naturally I don’t want to do it today, just like I didn’t want to do it yesterday, but when I go to sleep tonight it will be done.
Today I am going to add one person to my network. Robert Kiyosaki said “The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else just looks for work.” I have long recognized the wisdom in this statement but I have not dedicated the time to building my own network. Today I will reach out and find a way to add one person to my network. Perhaps this will be an old colleague, or perhaps I will seek out a new acquaintance. The only thing I know for sure is that at the end of the day I will have added one person to my network.
Today I am going to seize opportunity. At some point today an opportunity will present itself and I will not hesitate to act when it does. I am not sure in what form it will come, nor what time of day it will manifest itself, but when it does occur I will take advantage of it. In the past I have let fear and uncertainty prevent me from taking advantage of these opportunities but that will not be the case today. Today I am feeling frisky and bold, and I will seize that opportunity when it is presented.
Today I am going to put my education to work for me. I have studied, taken classes, read books, and become educated on various entrepreneurial activities. I do not have a perfect understanding of the material yet but I will start developing my expertise though action. I am aware that I may make mistakes today but I am not afraid of mistakes. I will end today with a real life experience that I can use as a building block for future days.
Today I will develop a new habit. It may take multiple days to reinforce a new habit but today will be the beginning of that good habit. I am tired of being a creature of bad habits and will start replacing those bad habits with good ones that can allow me to maximize my day.
Today I will never stop. From the moment I wake up to that moment I look in the mirror at the end of the day, I will not stop. In the past I have been the master of spurts, hours where I would accomplish something before I took long chunks of time off. That is absolutely not going to occur today. I may not be able to dedicate every single moment today to escaping the Rat Race as I have personal and family responsibilities that take priority, but forward motion will be my mantra today.
Today I will let those important to me know how much I cherish them. I am grateful for the support and love those around me have shown in my quest to escape the Rat Race. At times it has meant sacrifice and I truly am grateful for all they do to support me. I will let them know at every opportunity of my gratitude and love for them and their importance in my life.
I have no idea what tomorrow brings and I am tired of dwelling on the successes and failures of the past. Today is my day. Today I will make a difference. At the end of today I will be one day closer to escaping the Rat Race.