There are some things in this life that are important, things that counts, and a whole lot of things that aren't. Knowing the difference between the two can help you achieve a better score in life.
Checking your cell phone every ten minutes doesn't count. Smiling at a stranger does.
Going shopping because you're bored doesn't count. Doing something useful with your life does.
Dressing children in designer fashion doesn't count. Nurturing them and teaching them real values does.
Using the latest brand of washing powder doesn't count. Giving money for charity does.
Having the latest technology doesn't count. Being productive does.
Having a job doesn't count. Being successful does.
"There is only one success; to be able to live your life in your own way." ~Christopher MorleyHaving a family doesn't count. Being a father/mother, brother/sister, husband/wife does.
Having a plan doesn't count. Having an intention does.
Having a history doesn't matter. Having a future doesn't count. Owning the moment does.
Having money doesn't count. Being content does.
Being called master, boss or chief doesn't count. Being a friend does.
Being alive doesn't count. FEELING ALIVE DOES!!
Being comfortable doesn't count. Stepping outside of your comfort zone does.
Having an opportunity doesn't count. Going after it does.
Making a to-do list doesn't count. Finishing it does.
Being tall, thin, rich, strong, popular... etc doesn't count. Being genuine, authentic, kind and considerate does.
What people thinks of you doesn't count/matter. What you think about yourself does.
Receiving doesn't count. Creating and giving does.
Words doesn't count. Action Does.
"'Someday' is the day after you die." ~Steve PavlinaWinning doesn't count. Enjoying the experience does.
Having an interest doesn't count. Getting involved does.
Having knowledge doesn't count. Growing does.
"The acquisition of knowledge doesn't mean you're growing. Growing occurs when what you know changes how you live."Having revenge doesn't count. Forgiving does.
Being normal doesn't count, sticking out of the herd does.
Being loud doesn't count, being courageous does.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying:'I will try again tomorrow'." ~Mary Anne Radmacher
And the list goes on and on...
"Because in the end, it's not the years in our lives that count. It's the life in our years." ~Abraham LincolnToday, make a conscious choice, and make your life counts.
Inspired by the book The Rules of Life by Richard Templar
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