Be On Time and on Purpose with Patience, Poise, and Posture!

by Eugene on August 15, 2014

recipe-bookI like to think of this as Life’s Success Recipe!  If your granny is anything like mine she makes magic happen in the kitchen and she doesn’t operate from a book of exact recipes and measurements.  It’s a pinch of this and a drop of that and the extra additive which wouldn’t show up in any recipe book anyway is that pound of love she puts in everything she makes.  Life works much the same way, we must add a pinch of this or a drop of that and often we are learning on the go so we don’t know exactly how much of each ingredient to include in our daily recipe.  No matter what, adding love in all we do is of utmost importance in cultivating a dynamic life experience.  In this post I’ve included a few other key ingredients of a successful life!  We must be on time and on purpose with patience, poise, and posture!

One of my favorite quotes(if you’ve read a lot of my material you know I have a lot of favorite quotes) says, “to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be forgotten.”  And I can honestly say at times in my life, whether it’s because I overestimate the speed with which I can get dressed or underestimate the traffic I may encounter, being early is my biggest challenge.  This is something I actively work on everyday and I know I’ve gotten much better in this area of my life.  But being on time, i.e. early, is critical because our time is the one asset once spent we can never get back.  We must respect our time and the time of others.  Of course we know things happen, I don’t know anyone who has gone an entire lifetime without being late or running behind at some point but as with so many things in our lives, being early or being late are created habits.  The habits we develop determine the life we live.  Show the universe you’re ready to go to the next level by acting accordingly on your current level.  Showing up early for life is a foundational ingredient to my success recipe.

There is no success by accident.  We absolutely must be on purpose about what we look to accomplish in life.  Put another way, we must be intentional about our desired outcome.  “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  I know you’ve heard that one and it’s so true!  A part of being on purpose is to know where you plan to go.  Sure you might just hop in your car and go for a nice drive through the countryside with no set destination in mind but that’s not the way to move through life.  Aim at nothing and hit nothing dead on.  We should have daily, weekly, monthly, and annual goals.  Move on purpose, with purpose!  I tell the story in my book, “What Are YOU Waiting For?” about the day a bridge collapsed on my car while I was driving.  Crazy, I know!  Get the book to read the whole story 😉 But before that point I “believed” my life had purpose and coming out on the other side of a 90-ton structure collapsing on my car with barely a scratch…I “KNEW” my life had purpose!  Know that if oxygen still fills your lungs, you have purpose!  Find yours, know it, walk in it!

Throughout my life my mom has always told me that I have the patience of Job.  Not really sure when it started to develop but for as long as I can remember I’ve always had this inner peace as I was going after a goal.  I believe to the depths of my soul that I’m supposed to have what I want in life and recently one of my mentors gave me a different perspective.  He says, “in life you don’t get what you want, you get what you picture.”  I’ve adopted this in my life as well.  I picture getting and having the things I want and I’m not just talking about material items.  I picture time freedom.  I picture nourishing relationships.  I picture leaving a positive legacy.  In all that I picture, I have patience knowing that as I’m moving toward it, it is moving toward me.  What are you picturing for your life, do you have an inner peace, and are you displaying a sense of patience as you move through life?  Your picture makes it possible!

One source I read defines poise as a state of balance or equilibrium.  Another has it meaning composure.  And still another says, it’s a dignified, self-confident manner.  I like to think of poise as being cool under pressure.  It doesn’t mean you don’t sweat, it just means the people don’t see you sweat.  In life and business it’s important to not get overly excited and at the same time not allow yourself to get too low.  This is especially vital for those of you in some type of sales profession.  I’ve seen salespeople get so fired up when someone says yes to then hit the bottom of the ocean when someone says no.  That’s an unhealthy emotional roller coaster and when you have poise no one else controls your mental or emotional state.  Seek balance in all you do.

When you’re on time and on purpose with patience and poise it is easy to possess posture!  I’m not just referring to the physical state of the way you may sit or stand although that’s certainly a part of it.  In fact, world-renowned performance coach, Tony Robbins speaks on the significance of our physiology and what we do with our bodies.  Earlier in this post I made reference to an inner-peace, well posture is an inner-knowing that what you have is the right stuff.  You know that you know that you know!  Posture enables you to walk tall knowing within yourself that you’re on the right track.  I conducted a training this morning and I said just as a dog can sense fear on you, people can sense your confidence.  In American english we’re good for altering or adding to the meaning of words so don’t bother looking in Webster’s for my next reference.  Another word that comes to mind when I think of posture is the modern day use of the word swag.  When someone says, you have swag, they’re referring to your posture, to the way you carry yourself.  How would you walk if you knew you could not fail?  What would you do?  Who would you talk to?  Walk and talk like the person you want to be in life and soon you’ll be that person.  You have to be confident enough to know you can do it, arrogant enough to know you can’t be stopped, and stubborn enough to never quit!  Turn your swag dial up to a million!

Follow this recipe and experience the deliciousness you create in your life:

Be on Time and on Purpose with Patience, Poise, and Posture!

Life is Giving You the Green Light!




{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aginah Shaw August 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

Great article.


2 Eugene August 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Thanks Aginah!


3 Allison W August 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Awesome! As usual, your words jumped right off this page and into my soul. Please continue to inspire with your patience, poise, and your purpose! To God Be The Glory!


4 Eugene August 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Thanks Ms. Allison!


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