It’s beneficial for us to recognize when it’s the right time to put in the work in order to accomplish the goals and hit the deadlines we’ve set for ourselves, no doubt.
We must also understand when it’s time to rest and rejuvenate ourselves in order to make the long haul. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, we all can get run down and lose the giddy in our step when there is an aspect of our lives that’s “offline” or out of balance due to neglect or “life.”
If we’re able to have a better understanding of what our body needs in the moment, we can be more efficient and effective in the task we’re taking on.
Otherwise, we may be paying the toll later on down the line in a more inopportune time as well as being down for much longer.
What are we afraid of when it comes to opening ourselves up to others?
We’re capable of connecting with others deeply and frequently if we so choose. Why then, do many of us keep to ourselves and not make the effort?
Is it fear? Apathy? Indifference?
We can all be energized by a connection with another human being who wants to share of themselves authentically, respectfully and kindly with the intention of reciprocating all of the same back to us.
These are wonderful relationships. I know I have been inspired in the past to be the better version of myself.
What am I waiting for?
We are the only ones who keep ourselves bound to the chains our past mistakes and choices through the guilt which we carry into the present moment.
We can remain a prisoner our whole lives in this vicious loop if we choose.
However, it is also only ourselves that can set us free and start anew by being the person we long to be right now.
It is one of the most important tools of being a human on this earth: our freedom to choose.
Let’s not under estimate it’s power.
There is a quote that speaks volumes for me from Darren Hardy that states, “You don’t get in life what you want, you only get in life what you are.”
It makes perfect sense to me and puts to rest these illusions we may subscribe to that we’re going to win the lottery and everything else will be down-hill and a coast to the bottom.
If you aren’t someone who has a mindset of financial abundance and you do win the lottery, it’s going to evaporate quickly for you. These stories are a dime a dozen for past winners.
The other reason it resonates with me is because it simplifies what we need to focus on. Rather than worrying about the economy, the interest rates, your particular industry’s market or what anyone else is doing or not doing, we can focus on the person we are becoming.
Are we learning, growing and evolving consistently in the areas we want to improve and see results.
If not, then maybe we should ask ourselves: What am I?
It’s not a secret: Fresh is better.
Fresh fish. Fresh air. Fresh flowers. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Even a fresh perspective towards life is always better than highly processed, pre-packaged, fabricated and preconceived piece of . . . whatever you want to call it – food/entertainment/experience.
Why then, do so many of us choose this form of substitution? Convenience? Habit? Ignorance? Maybe it’s a little of all of them.
It would seem to me that this is a road that eventually will lead to a place where we don’t want to go.
There is no doubt modern technology has a huge place in our world today and has made so much of our lives easier, better and more efficient. However, sometimes simply fresh is exactly what we need. Sometimes the old way is a better option than what’s currently available. It might be worth considering.