Making decisions does not have to be a big drama or a source of stress. Get into the habit of making decisoins fast and realise that as you move forward, which is the more inportant thing to be doing, you can adjust and course correct based on the feedback you get as you progress. The only ‘bad’ move to make is to not move at all!
In business passion matters and turning a passion into a business is something everyone should seriously consider……applied passion in work turns a job or a career into a vocation, a purpose and a meaningfulness that is wonderfully infectious.
This piece may seem a bit unusual compared to what i normally post, but I think it is a very powerful video. You may not be into nature or wildlife, but even this will impress you…..it encapsulates courage, passion, humility, presence, gratitude and fear!……it is a brilliant example of life just happening or unfolding without any effort on our part…..some people have the most incredible day jobs …..magic!
We all need to be inspired now and again, so here is a nice example of what one can do when they decide to do it. Nicholas McCarthy is a powerful reminder that all obstacles in life are ultimately an illusion…….nothing can stop us when we commit fully.
Embracing and accepting your life as it is right now is vital for inner peace and well-being. A life that is worth living is one that is fully engaged with and not resisted in any way………..this is your life, as it is right now……….not tomorrow or next week or next year, but now. Look around and see your life, feel it, tune into it and accept it as fully as you can. From this point comes a quality of relationship with yourself that is unavailable when you are resisting or fighting any aspect of your current life reality.
You know the ones…you climb out of bed….stub your toe on the door, burn the toast, pour juice into your coffee, walk on the cat, your kids decide they are not going to school….and you heave a sigh of relief when 9 a.m. comes and you can retreat to the calm, nurturing oasis of your workplace… oops no…. there’s more… your boss is on a manhunt…. you can’t find the reports you need…the copier is out of paper…. and your computer has crashed 15 times. You finally go home and… oops…. nasty letter from the bank …. the house is in chaos…dinner gets burnt. Now don’t get me started!
And this is only the little c.r.a.p…then there is the bigger picture – recession, negative outlook, cutbacks, austerity, negative media, anger and frustration.
And dare we mention the REALLY BIG stuff…. your partner has walked out …. you become ill…… you lose your job…you can’t pay the mortgage….you lose someone you love. Does it ever end!….. NOooo…….c.r.a.p. is part of our daily life. We cannot avoid it – it is the very stuff of life. But how we DEAL with it is what makes life truly c.r.a.p. or not……….
How would you like C.R.A.P to be something totally different – if a c.r.a.p day was one that made you laugh ’til you cry? We invite you to find out by joining us on our C.R.A.P. day out …. We cannot help you get rid of it but we can help you to love (ok maybe “like”) your c.r.a.p…. to embrace it, enjoy it and actually use it for world peace….well ok, for your peace of mind at least………
Are you curious, do you want to know more about the secrets of c.r.a.p?…….then join us where we reveal The C.R.A.P. Way. Life can look very different!
Date: Saturday July 21st, 2012 Venue: Heritage Hotel – Golf Club House – Killenard, Laois Time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Investment in self: €75 (includes coffee breaks) To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 057 8670862
According to a recent study published by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (www.archgenpsychiatry.com) having a greater purpose in life may help stave off the harmful effects of plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease. “Our study showed that people who reported greater purpose in life exhibited better cognition than those with less purpose in life even as plaques and tangles accumulated in their brains,” said Patricia A. Boyle, PhD.
“These findings suggest that purpose in life protects against the harmful effects of plaques and tangles on memory and other thinking abilities. This is encouraging and suggests that engaging in meaningful and purposeful activities promotes cognitive health in old age.”
National Geographic research into Blue Zone populations around the world found something similar. In these pockets of populations where people typically lived healthy lives up to and beyond 100 years of age shared many characteristics which were not culture specific. Having a sense of meaning in life, seeing their lives as purposeful, was one such characteristic.
Even from a common sense perspective, we can see how more motivated and energised we would be on a daily basis if we can inject meaning and purpose into what we do and how we live. This is our choice always – choosing to put meaning into our experiences and actions that inspire and motivate us and keep us going through challenging times, or see ourselves as just being at the affect of life, reacting and coping at best.
Ultimately, our purpose in life may be very simple; to give ourselves to life fully, to live and love with passion, to embrace life as it unfolds before us unconditionally, to meet it with enthusiasm and deep curiosity, to welcome life each morning with gratitude and a genuine desire to find more ways today to make a positive impact on those around us.