Stephen R. Covey
I live in Interesting Times. Things are shifting around for me and whilst one of my frustrations is how slowly things are changing, it is clear, that some things insist in happening in their own time. I stopped smoking 4 weeks ago, without nicotine supplements, but with the help of the fabulous Paul McKenna and today I began my exercise regime. Long-time readers of my personal blogs know that this is not the first time I have done either, so what's different?
My default position has been set to 'lazy'. I've been more than guilty of just letting things go; procrastination is one of my character traits I struggle with on a moment by moment basis. This is the first time in my forty-two years on this planet that I've had a break from work without a drama, crisis or disaster. The last few years, I've been wrestling with the Meaning of Life. Shifting from employee to being the self-employed captain of my ship has been a greater challenge than I anticipated, especially since I'm so easily distracted. I'm curious about so many things. It would be tempting to say that I've lost time on Facebook and twitter, except that isn't accurate; I've been cementing my personal and professional relationships as I have rested and recuperated.
Taking the time has meant I've been able to consider where I want to put my focus. What do I need to do to put food on our table? If I will be doing more than one activity, and that's certainly been the way things are unfolding, how do I prioritise my time and my activities? Good questions all. But before I can even really think about that, I've had to look to the foundations of my Life. I've had to address my health and wellbeing and it takes time to recharge. I welcome frustration now. I recognise that when I'm frustrated, it means I'm ready to take it up a gear.
Throughout it all, I've been spending time with two concepts: inspiration and abundance. I am grateful to have both in my Life. I feel like I'm living them both, I'm experiencing Life a little bit slower, a little more gently. From here I'll dive into my future. But for now, I'm happy sitting on my diving board, dangling my feet in the pool and thinking about how theory and practice work together. You see, it's one thing to believe in inspiration and abundance, it's another to live them. It's a new road to travel and I'll let you know how it goes.