… Living indefinitely on the open road while working and serving others definitely has it’s bonuses, but it’s not as ‘romantic’ as many think. It can be hard work and challenging in more ways than one. Having a clear purpose is what keeps us on track… it keeps us focused, positive, motivated and disciplined at times when we could easily quit and go back to our comfort zone. It reminds us each day to appreciate all the little ‘wins’ along the way – the little things in life that we often overlook when busy complaining about it.
So what is it about a comfort zone, that is able to entice us back into submission – even after receiving the biggest inspirations?… One word – habits!… Habits can bring down even the most staunch of us, if we don’t have a clear purpose and some kind of action plan to back it up. A goal or vision gets us moving in the direction of our preferred outcome… though not wanting to get caught on expectations, it must be marked with flexibility and detachment. An action plan keeps us on track and motivated. The art of ‘tweaking the plan’ along the way, with the ability to change direction instantly, must also be adopted to reach our destination.
…And like a child learning to walk – we’ve learned not to ask ‘why’ or ‘how much more‘ – each time we fall. Instead like a child, we get back up and try again. A child has this inner knowing that to take even one step is greatness, and never underestimates or sabotages their own ability, but instead they allow themselves to shine. With each small step of greatness, they know they have a right to succeed. And those around them automatically experience joy and happiness, as they share each small success.
Having a purpose (no matter how small) gives you inspiration, strength and discipline to keep going, bringing lightness and a sense of humour with them. Keeping my eye on my goal – my prize is absolutely essential, combined with aligned action that says I have already succeeded, and the carefree attitude of ‘everything is good’. Making the journey less intense and more enjoyable, enables us to reap rewards instantly. Being grateful protects me from complacency and laziness… an area where procrastination is often born. Getting up each time – like the child – is success every single time.
So what do you do if you fall down 10 times?… Do you get angry and quit or do you get up 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 times?…
Question: What do you do when you fall down in life? Do you get stuck on it?
Consideration: Why do you think you battle to let go of outlived situations?
Action: If you fall down, don’t get caught up on where you fell? Instead look at where you tripped and ways on how you can avoid tripping over the same ‘rock’ next time. When we get stuck on where we trip, we can miss many other opportunities – even if only to learn…