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    Seize the Day!

    June 16, 2016
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    It's time to throw open the curtains on today's sunrise and embrace all that God has in store for you! 
    Today is a new day full of potential that has never happened before and will never happen again.

    You have a choice today.

    Option 1 is to hit the snooze button, pull the sheets up over your chilled shoulders, take in a leisurely sighing breath and drift back into Lala land. 

    Option 2 is to turn off the alarm, jump up out of bed, throw open the curtains on the world and step into a brand new day full of adventure, intrigue, mystery and unbelievable potential.

    We often forget that it is our choice.

    We choose how we interpret the day. We get to decide how it plays out.

    We can let the day happen to us or we can shape the day by being intentional on how we embrace it. 

    I talked to a few Warriors early this morning and the topic of uncertainty came up quite a bit.
    Everyone had their own take on it given their season in life, but they all embraced the idea that you have to plan things out and execute, be intentional in stepping into revelation, and be willing to be interrupted. 

    That sounds like it is coming from opposite directions: Be discipled and planned out (so that you get done what God has asked you to do) yet let God interrupt you whenever necessary. 

    The other thing that came up was the importance of relationships and the certainly that relationships will trump pretty much everything else in life. 

    The old saying, 'On your death bed you won't be wishing you had spent more time at the office' is really true.

    Let's look at embracing uncertainty through the lens of relationships.
    How can we be intentional and planned out and at the same time be available when God comes knocking?
    It starts with being planned out in our core relationships.
    Core relationships defined as our relationship with God, spouse, children and on down the line.  
    We should be intentional in all these relationships and have a weekly plan on how to build into them.

    For example we build into our relationship with God with morning time.

    We work on making our marriages awesome by having consistent date nights. We pour into our children by having personal one on one time with them.  
    We have a desired outcome in mind, we create a plan on how to get there, and then we execute the plan.

    Here is the really cool part.

    Having a plan and executing the plan gives you the margin to be interrupted.

    Being organized and disciplined gives you margin to get unorganized when you need to.  It gives you the capacity to embrace the uncertainty, adventure, intrigue, mystery and unbelievable potential of today.

    It's a choice.  How will you begin your day? Will your feet hit the ground with boundless anticipation or will you roll over in bed and pass up the opportunity?

    Embrace today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    Coach Yurij


    On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Yves said:

    How often I hear myself say; " I can't believe it is already June " or whatever the date is! As I get older, time seems to accelerate and go by too quickly. So the only way to deal with that is to be intentional about focusing on what matters every day. Being intentional is absolutely key and Warrior principles really help. At the same time, I rejoice at the fact that part of the adventure is about seizing the moment and also allowing for interruptions. Relationships I now realize are what matters most and that a lot of times the most meaningful experiences come from intentionally allowing for surprises. Thanks Yurij!


    On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Leo Quan said:

    Thanks for the words of wisdom Yurij! I still have a gap in the start time for my morning time. I've already experienced it, when I get up early, I can roll with my day and it's interruption WAY BETTER than waking up late. Going to keep improving my start time to my day.

    In the past month, I've been interrupted, literally, in the middle of my Doctor's Report by the participants. Been told among other things, very salesy, not engaging people at their level of knowledge, talking to people not having a conversation, talking to the powerpoint not people, etc. It's been a humbling week of getting feedback from them on my report, and the key has been to let it flow, surrender. Fast to listen, slow to anger right? AND Because of this, I'm on the verge of a breakthrough on my report! I'm very clear this is a gift and lesson from above.

    Praise to His interruptions!


    On Friday, June 17, 2016, Stephen Lippitt said:

    Yup, need a constant reminder there. Sometimes it feels like I've got to work at making time for date nights and time with my kids. It's always worth the effort. Thanks Yurij.


    On Friday, June 17, 2016, Jason said:

    "Relationships trump everything" ... brilliant!


    On Friday, June 17, 2016, Dr. Cheonil Park said:

    Awesome!! AMEN!! :) Thank you Dr. Yurij. I am ready to play full out today!!


    On Friday, June 17, 2016, Lindsay said:

    We had a BBQ at our home last week, and understandably, the kitchen was a disaster. I was distracted by the clutter and started to clean up, but after putting a few dishes in the sink, I realized that everyone was still there and having a blast outside running around with their kids, playing frisbee and dancing in the backyard. I left that messy kitchen and joined everyone outside. The mess will always be there, but the fun we had with our friends and children that night was amazing. Well worth a messy kitchen. Great message Coach!


    On Friday, June 17, 2016, Sean Murphy said:

    Yurij, You nailed it! Thanks for this message. I love the plan and having margin to be interrupted. Another addition is to communicate the plan with your spouse and family in a weekly meeting for example, Helps everyone to be a part. You taught me this part too :-)

    Great point about the family meeting Sean. Yurij

    On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Clarise Chan said:

    Option #1 was totally me this morning. Been a spiritually challenging week in practice so I definitely needed to read this blog. I need to start being more intentional with mapping out my day and pouring into my relationship with God so I don't get lost in the chaos. Thanks Dr. Yurij :)!


    On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Albert Kim said:

    Thanks Yurij,

    I really needed to read that and bring me back to the things that are important in my life. The part where you mention the importance of relationships trumps everything hit home. I'm getting ready to take off for vacation this weekend and even this am was thinking about the preparing for the trip. The chatter was non stop with questions like, will the patients be okay? will the practice be okay? Do I have the funds ( I do have the funds)to be free to pour into Sharon next week and have this recreation time? etc. etc. Thanks for the reminder about being intentional about relationships and seizing the day! Carpe Diem for Christ, all in for the all in from above down inside out!


    On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Craig Cocek said:

    Hey Yurij... it's been with me since Placid when you shared Olexa's story and you reminded us to live for today. God has been speaking to me to remind me to smell the roses, relax, slow down and love every minute of it! Great message!


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