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
Bad chapters can still create great stories
Real life isn’t a movie or a book so that magical ending isn’t going to automatically happen,
But if you keep pushing through your struggles, through the hard times
Then you can turn this bad chapter into a great story but not if you settle this chapter for the ending.
I had a cool idea for a post today, but then I forgot what is was, so now I’m just kind of improvising as I go,
Because sometimes we can just sit and think too much and get nothing done whilst waiting for a bit of inspiration
Or we can just start something, good or bad it doesn’t matter because it will get the juices flowing and something good may come of it
What stands In the way becomes the way as Marcus Aurelius would say
It’s a bit like when your feeling anxious about something, say a job Interview,
Well during the interview your not anxious because your there in the present but worrying about is in the future
So action helps stop anxiety
We can think or we can do
We can worry or we can take action
We can let obstacles stop us, or we can use them to drive us forward
You and I are incomplete people.
To become compleat we have to try new experiences, say something, go somewhere different…
New situations activate genes and these genes activate proteins that build new structures in the brain
So doing the same things over and over again we never activate these genes and remain incomplete
The more we do the same things over and over the harder, it is for us to try/say/do new things.
Like saying No for instance.
The more you say yes the harder it is for you say no, Like when your boss asks you to work overtime and you know you don’t want to…
But you say yes anyway, the next time your boss asks you, the chances are you’re going to say yes again.
And by the time your boss asks you to do something ridicules like working 40 hours for free… Your brain isn’t structured to say no.
The same is true when you’ve just joined the gym but your friends are asking you to go out again, you really don’t want too… What do you say?
Rebuild your brain
So you can rebuild yourself.
Old and New Can’t Live Together.
Ok this isn’t entirely true, if you go to Rome you’ll see ancient history blended into modern-day living and it makes one beautiful city (I think I’ve never been) Old and new clearly can live together there.
When it comes to me and you
Old cannot live with the New.
The old way of doing things and a new way of thinking that is.
You want to achieve that big goal. That requires a new way of thinking.
But thinking alone can’t change anything…
So you have to change the way you do things too,
You can’t want to lose weight, but still, do the things that made you gain the weight in the first place.
You can’t get rich by doing the stuff that got you broke…
Do you want change?
The old way has to be evicted.