What gets you up in the morning? What drives you? Everyone likes to bandy about fancy words and quotes from the latest motivational books. How often do you hear thing like: “Ahhh bru, you must follow your passion.” “A life not lived is a life wasted.” “Dream big and live the life of your dreams.” “Stay positive man.” I can hear myself saying these things.
Over the school holidays the girls watched the movie Frozen again, and that song “Let it go” always gets stuck in my head. It is a very catchy tune but the only words I can seem to recall are “let it go….”
That is a powerful motto. Let go of the things that no longer serve you. Let go of negative emotions. Let go of periods in your life that you have out grown. Let go of worry and stress.
Greed, it is like a cancer in our society. I am rather fustrated with this terrible human trait. One cannot seem to escape it and I think it is time that we as a society take a stand against greed.
No more greedy leaders.
No more big business hiding profits and treating staff unfairly.
No more greed where people are trying to gain at the expense of someone else.
Sometimes I get stuck. I guess we all do, and lately I have been a little stuck. It is not a nice place to operate from. It is not healthy, productive or fun. Yet somehow we end up finding ourselves here, well at least I do from time to time. Why this happens I do not know, it is frustrating and at times very depressing and still I go there. Life’s little niggles get me down, the worry about not having money to pay the rent this month, the worry about the client that you risk losing after trying your best to meet their needs, the fear of not living life to the full and squandering opportunities. As I write this my list seems to be rather easy to populate. Getting stuck in a rut and having a pity party almost comes naturally when one is in this space.
Another weekend is behind us and as I sit here reflecting back of the wonderful two days that we have spent with the family I am reminded about the lessons that I have learnt.
- Take time to have Heart to Heart conversations. Tania and I practice this on a daily basis and we consciously make time for intimate communication with each other. As I have matured and grown within myself I have come to realize that I am having these heart to heart conversations with many more people within my close circle. The children and I share in these deep one on one conversation. This morning my son and I went and spent some time on the beach just speaking about matters of the heart. I make time for having these chats with those that are close to me and my life is much richer as a result.