“A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turns into positive results, which turns into a positive lifestyle. A positive life.” – Jeff Olson
And, we all know negative philosophy will produce a negative attitude …
Emotions are constantly changing.
Otherwise we would call them e-certainties.
As emotions fluctuate, what is your default-position, to what posture do you return?
One of languid tranquility, relaxation and positive self-worth, or a return to a negative space?
Going hard, with or without reward, has its ups and downs – and when the day, or project, or relationship is over, where do we settle back to? The athlete takes a rest on the sidelines, on the bench or in the dugout – then gets back on the playing field, because the game isn’t over.
When life’s games show us bumps, roadblocks or impossibilities, the game isn’t over – just a break in the action, time to regroup, get some rest, ingest some nourishment and then get back in the contest.
The game of life is played every day.
For some, our scoreboard is there for everyone to see how many times we struck out, how poorly the game is going, ticking down of time or innings toward game’s end, but that’s just crap in their head.
Nobody else sees doom or gloom or the end of the game – that’s just you. Nobody else sees you as winner or loser, that’s just you. Nobody wants you to fail. Everybody wants you to win. The game of life is just that, and games are meant to be fun and enjoyed.
Good morning Mark, Lists - I live by one because I have to. So much to do, so little time. One of my mentors, Greg Habstritt, taught me what he coined the “50 Minute Cleanse” years ago. You take paper and pen or in my case an excel spreadsheet, find a quite place with no interruptions and write it all down. What you have to do, what you would like to do. Take the full 50 minutes. When you have no interruptions it’s amazing what that grey matter will come up with. It’s only one list and then you prioritize it. Yes my family and me time is all on the same list and more often than not, business matter do come first. Me time is usually last. C’est la vie. After your list is done, then prioritize it. When complete it goes on a “completed list”. That provides me with proof of my existence. LOL. I got a lot done. And as for putting business first, that’s what brings in the bacon, so to speak. My dad taught me that “you eat what you kill”. One has to work for a living, provide value to others in exchange for money. Without the money, it’s difficult to do those fabulous things you want to do with family. Back to the “me time”. Yes I do take some. Yesterday’s meant an hour long walk at a park near me, taking some fabulous pictures of the goslings, baby loons, red-winged blackbirds, pelicans, my faithful companion Cholo and flowers. The camera - a gift from an old friend. The gift that keeps on giving. Thank you for taking your valuable time and sharing your thoughts every day! Be well!, HC, Sherwood Park, AB
I question why many times. Haven't seen or heard from someone in weeks, in months or even years and then all of a sudden they reach out. I always question the reason why and what do they want. A bad habit I am sure, for me anyway, MJ, Calgary, AB