Motivational Speaker Dave Crane - 10 Reasons To Be Grateful You’re YOU
Some days when you wake up and the day ahead looks dark, unfriendly and likely to sting you, I’d like you to remember these 10 things, smile and take your first step forward knowing that life is good.
1) You are NOT the President of The United States
Love him, or loathe him (or both), you wouldn’t want to be him. Imagine all that responsibility. All that work and constant scrutiny. The knowledge that your life will never be the same again afterwards and that every country and politician is out to get you. There is no place to hide and whatever you do will infuriate millions.
Not for me thank you.
2) You are alive.
You are taking part in the ultimate reality TV game — living your life. Imagine if you were hired to act as you in a new immersive augmented reality video game. No aliens, no superpowers, just real decisions and real people.
- Could you play this game?
- Would you have fun?
- What would be your highest score?
- Would you want somebody else to play it for you? If so — where’s the fun in that?
Imagined you rolled dice and got the score that makes you. Learn how to upgrade and move your counter onto the first space…
3) Nobody actually cares how much YOU mess up.
Well, they do and they don’t. They actually care about ‘what’s in it for them’ rather than anything to do with you. Sure they like you or even love you but it’s all because of how you affect them. So take a bit of pressure off yourself to be perfect or even make constantly correct decisions. You are only human and so are they. Even the Queen of the United Kingdom goes to the bathroom. Mind you, at her age, it’s probably more times per day than you.
4) You can usually do it again
School examinations aside, you normally get several chances before you get declared ‘a mess up’. When you get something wrong, make a bad decision or offend someone 99% of the time you can regroup, collect your thoughts apologize and go back and do it properly second time around. People are usually very forgiving. Be humble and honest and you’ll be fine.
By the way, this doesn’t work very well for extreme sports or suicide attempts.
Everything else is cool though.