Who are you? What do you want out of life? Why….and what’s stopping you?
From the day we are born, we open our eyes to a world which tells us what to see. What we see, overtime, tells us who we are. Understanding how the ‘system’ works is the first step to rising above it, changing, and accomplishing anything.
The world has a preconceived notion of what is “normal”, what is “remarkable”, what one is capable of and what one is not. However, YOUR possibilities are only as limited as the world’s ability is to convince you of their limits — because eventually, we start convincing ourselves of the same.
The Pursuit of Happiness is both the answer and the challenge to those of us seeking it.
Pursuit implies an end. Yet, our “pursuit” does not end in this chapter of our journey until we close both the book and our eyes for the last time. However, there is a VERY simple solution to this VERY real dilemma, friends.
No grass is asgreen as the envy on the individual looking over the fence.
Anyone familiar with the delicious sweetness of a Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha and it’s sharp contrast with the chalky flavor of their traditional Mocha can understand the disappointment of my first sip this morning (after an extraordinarily long wait in the line no less).
It was clear that the individual on hook for crafting my drink was new and was also having a rough go of it today. The order right before me had been messed up as well (part of the longer-than-normal wait). I by no means encourage people to “always be complaisant”, your order is your order, and at some juncture it is important to provide feedback to ensure an individual can acknowledge a misstep, work on their accountability, and grow as an employee and person themselves…. HOWEVER, we all make mistakes, and sometimes when we’re bombarded with a series of them we are emotional wrecks which are unlikely to perform any better by ‘new knowledge of a misstep’…. sooo, if you can find the right opportunity this week:
Help Wanted! Take one for the team, and take it to the grave. Let a misstep slide, no matter how small or big – bear the cross for yourself, just this once. Sometimes the smallest ‘non-escalations’ can have the biggest impacts.
I really do not like mocha’s, I’d rather have a hot chocolate at this point. Yet I am using this example, of something so small and sooo insignificant, to be a more patient person myself. I may not like the taste of a mocha, but I am blessed to have a warm drink on this beautiful Sunday morning – and in another situation, that could be more than a person could ever ask or hope for.
Life is not a race, it is a journey that we travel at our own pace.
This post is about overcoming the ‘battle within’, the lyrics in this song were originally dedicated to a couple individuals that I thought needed it the most at the time — but by no coincidence, it ended up summarizing the story of all those ‘trying to find their way’, and I learned a lot about myself in the process…In fact, the last line of the second verse ultimately inspired the motto for this blog. 🙂
As we each travel down separate lanes on the same highway of life, “Getting up Now” is about our individual roads to redemption, a verse for each phase:
Life’s tough & we self-destruct
Know thyself, the decision to be a victim or victor
Awakening to the truth of life & happiness
We tumble and fall… but we’re getting up now!
We stumble and stall… but we’re getting up now!
We set ourselves up, just to let ourselves down;
But we’re NOT letting up; we’re getting up right now!
If that was the case, why do so many people with such propensity to be happy…just…seem…to…eventually…self-destruct?
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