Life doesn’t happen when you dropped those last few pounds
That’s not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get that promotion
That’s also not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get the grades you want, get excepted into the university you want, get the degree you want,
You don’t start to live after you have achieved something,
Life doesn’t begin when your earning x amount, or look a certain way or have some letters after your name
Life happens daily, before during and after you get those things
Life can be awesome, but your missing it because you think it starts once you retire…
We book a holiday and all we do is look forward to it,
We imagine ourselves sat on a beach with a cocktail, or seeing a world famous site whilst we go about our boring daily lives
We get excited about going to a party or a meal with so and so and once again this consumes our mind
But the time in between planning the thing and actually doing the thing matters just as much
Yeah you may be looking forward to your holiday or whatever but are you not equally looking forward to another day.
Instead of daydreaming about what you could be doing in 2 weeks time you could be enjoying the taste of your food or the sites around you
The things we do in between are the important stuff because they take up the majority of our lives and to be honest they’re pretty amazing if you learn to appreciate them
Walk on road, hm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later…get squish just like grape.
Or as Yoda says, Do or do not there is no try
It doesn’t matter what we do in life, we just need to commit to it
I’ll try, or I’ll guess I’ll give it ago, yeah maybe… whatever it is that your not fully committed to isn’t worth attempting as it’s just a waste of precious time
I’ll try and quit smoking, I’ll give that diet ago,
You already know after a couple of meals your not going to stick at it
This is true for everything in life, left or right, just make a decision and get out of the road
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
When people ask me what I do, I don’t really say that I’m an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.
When I got my SIA license several years ago now I remember the instructor saying that the badge kind of makes you recession proof because their will always be security jobs going…
I would say the same is true with personal development too,
When your always learning, always adapting and continually improving yourself,
You proof yourself against hard times, you might not be able to walk into a job but at least if you wanted you could create yourself one.
Like the late Chadwick an actor, director and a writer he would say if he wasn’t acting he would be writing.