Which would you rather reach for—a diamond, or a marble?
Here are ten Transformational, Life-Giving Steps that will make you a more positive, happy, and connected person.
- Watch your diet, eat healthy foods, and eat less.
- Sleep seven to eight hours per night.
- Be sure to drink plenty of water daily (not so much coffee and soft drinks). Hydration is one of the keys to health.
- Exercise every day. Walk a minimum of one mile.
- Turn off the TV—or get rid of it altogether!
- Always be learning—read books. Read at least one book per month.
- Always be focused on the future—not the past.
- Be engaged in every situation and have a grateful, positive attitude.
- Join or start a transformational group that will inspire and challenge you.
- Seize every opportunity to build an attitude of gratitude.
It sounds like it ought to be a simple decision. A diamond is small and easy to overlook if you’re not looking for it, but it is immensely valuable. A marble, by contrast, is big and glitzy. It catches your eye right away, but it’s cheap in comparison with a diamond—and it might even shatter the moment you drop it.
All too often in life, though, we pass by the diamond and hang on tight to the marble. I don’t think anyone is immune to this pattern. We all do some of what I’m talking about. We hold on to things we should not hold on to, and pass by the things that we should hold on to. I guess it’s part of the human equation. We tend to want to possess things that turn out not to be all that important.
Why is that?
What is your answer?
I think it’s because we like to stick with what is familiar. A lot of times, we shortchange ourselves. We clutch that marble we’re familiar with and hold on tight as tight can be. And we wonder why our life isn’t working when the marble shatters.
“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
Author, Thomas Klobucher
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Founder and CEO of Thomas Interiors