Staying or Leaving?

What a magnificent day!

I say that because yesterday was a magnificent day for me, and I’m just riding that wave into today, as I expect another great day.

I don’t even care about the weather, because generally I get up in the morning, then look out of my bedroom window to see what the weather is.  If I see that there is (or isn’t) weather, it means that I am alive, and conscious, and sentient and aware. And that, my friend, is definitely the start of another magnificent day! After that, as Marie Forleo says, “everything is figureoutable.

By the time my day ended, yesterday, I was riding my life like a surfer on a giant wave (think Hawaii, here) with gobs of energy and joy — just for being!  Isn’t that the way you want your day — your life — to be?

Sometimes we do things that “seem like a good idea.” Generally, if something is a good match for you, you’ll feel energized and engaged about it. If you’re energized and engaged at first, maybe you’ll keep at it because it “should” be a good match for you, but maybe you’re experiencing what Steven Pressfield in the “War of Art,” describes as resistance.

But sometimes… it really isn’t a good fit for YOU; and it may even become a point of tension, as you realize “this isn’t working for me,” and you may start to dread it (so really… how long did you stick with those violin lessons your mom said would be good for you?  or that job, or degree program or whatever it was that was draining your energy daily?)

You’ll know it was draining your energy, because when you finally stopped… you became relaxed. Your energy surged and you found yourself happy and energized “for no reason” — just sitting and breathing!

Here’s the lesson. Whatever that is, or was, may not have been a good fit for you for any number of reasons! But chances are you wouldn’t have known that, if you hadn’t tried. We don’t all think the same way, or learn the same way, or process information the same way. We’re not all triggered or motivated by the same things. And you could spend a lot of time analyzing why it’s not happening — or just find another option that turns you on, and makes you want to stay, and play, and move on from there.

But,  do keep moving, because you are a winner. You deserve to win, and in the ever-repeatable words of Richard Bach, in the book Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah: “you are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may, however, have to work for it.”  But, each of our work… may be different.

Find your CLICK and STICK today!!

See you next time.

Kelvin Ringold

Born to John and Lora Ringold on October 24, 1953, grew up, went to school, graduated high school and joined the Air Force -- turned 18 in basic training. Did 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1991. Moved to Syracuse, worked at University Hospital and retired from there at 55. During that 55 years... I learned some lessons, one of which is that LIFE is what we make it. I spend a major portion of my waking hours helping other people figure out the same thing. Life is what we make of it, and... "when you master your mindset, you master your life." That's my mission: living it, and teaching it.

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