The punchline got me
I had the pleasure of interviewing Gay Hendricks again yesterday. He's always such a joy to be with.
This time, he said something in particular that really resonated with me.
He told the story of a nun. She'd been a nun for 40 years. A long long time.
Then this man visited the monastery. And by the time he got up at 7:30, she was already out in the garden praying.
The next morning, he got up at 6:30. Still, she was out there praying.
The next morning, he set the alarm for 5.30, only to again find the nun already up and praying in the garden.
He asked her: Listen, you've been a nun for 40 years, why are you still working so hard at it?
"I don't wake up a nun!"
Every day, we have to make the choice all over again.
Am I going to focus on gratitude?
Am I going to focus on the things I can control?
Am I going to take responsibility for my life?
Am I going to meditate, exercise, pray, be conscious, do the things that I know are good for me?
Every day brings a new opportunity to choose one or the other.
Because none of us wake up a nun.