When it’s not on your doorstep
What do you do?
Do you wait until another event rolls around closer to you or do you travel the distance.
I’ve been to several events 100s of miles away from where I live, long train or coach journeys, hotels etc.
At the same time in Facebook groups I see people asking will this event be in X place or y place…
Because they don’t want to travel.
Yet even if it was on there doorstep, would they go?
I don’t know… but the question is if its really worth something to you
How far are you willing to go?
‘Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them’
Tyrion Lannister (GOT)
Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored
Power can do some strange things as Marcus Aurelius had to remind himself to do the right thing, one can only imagine what power lay at his hands and the temptation it would have come with it.
Modern day we have world leaders despite growing evidence that we do not have a massive killer disease at hand still locking down their citizens
Whether they think they’re doing the right thing or their is something bigger at play I dont know.
(Probably the latter)
What they do is out of our control, we can’t control decisions they make,
But control how we act and react to them.
We can do the right thing
We can protest peacefully, whilst police use their force.
We can read actual science and not the news papers, to educate ourselves and others on what’s actually happening.
Or if you feel it’s the right thing you can stay inside.
Whatever you do, do what you think is the right thing
You may be already living the dream
Have you heard the story of the Mexican fisherman
A buisness man approached him and started quizzing him on his lifestyle
Then gave him buisness tips so he could build an empire over ten years
The Mexican asked what he would do after he did that
The buisness man told him he could fish for leisure, drink with friends and nap in the afternoon
Of which the Mexican was already doing
(Read the full story for it’s full effects)
Today we are hit with advertisements left right and Centre, we can’t avoid adverts
That tell us we need to do this, earn that and have this so that we can be happy or live the dream
Yet we could be the Mexican, we could already have and do everything we need,
We could already be living our dream
Dont let someone tell you what you should be doing, figure it out for yourself
You never know, you might already be there
For so long you have dreaded what happens in a moment
And in another moment its gone and you breath and you think was that what I spent so much time dreading
And then as time moves forward there will be another moment we dread and the cycle continues
Yet most of the time what we dread is never as bad as we thought it would be and the bad things we do face well we handle them better than our imagination
Obviously fear and worrying have been ingrained in us for many thousands of years so to say dont worry is like telling someone to not hold their breath for too long
Breathing is natural and so is worrying and fear.
But there is ways we can reduce the amount of time we spend worrying as it is pretty unproductive
And that is to take action
Can you take action on the thing your worrying about
Yes > take action, then you wont have to worry about it anymore
No > take action on something you can do, it’ll take your mind off your worries and then at least you have done something and spend countless days worrying when there is nothing you can do.
We always suffer more in our heads than in reality (think that quote was seneca also)
2020 isn’t over yet
So don’t give up on it.
Yeah things haven’t gone your way
A pilot doesn’t always have a good landing
But they dont blame it on the year
And they don’t just throw in the towel
It’s not been the best year for anyone
Yet there is still time to make a better landing
Don’t blame external events, how we respond today (not next year) will set us up for a better tomorrow