Almost a year ago I made some changes. Some pretty drastic changes.
I sold my house, quit my day-job and moved to the country.
I wanted a simple existence. I wanted to eliminate all responsibility (well ok, most responsibility) and live a life where I could allow life to simply unfold on a day-to-day basis. No real planning. No-one to consider but myself. Pure bliss.
My work is online and completely flexible.
Has this ever happened to you?
You’ve got a perfect idea; one that could transform the way people do things and change your life forever!
You immediately scribble it down, start doing everything necessary to turn it into a valuable product and get it out to the world.
But in the middle of working on your stunning idea, you start facing some crucial problems; life starts getting in the way,
In a disaster, would you be a likely survivor?
You see, there are three different responses to disaster. One of the possible responses is deadly, whereas another response will heighten your chances of survival.
Which response would YOU have?
I’ll illustrate each one of these three responses in a dramatic real-life story and then take a quick look at how you can train yourself to be a survivor.
But first let’s go back to the central question:
Can You Train to be a Survivor?
What if I told you there’s a medicine that would make you feel more grounded, sharpen your mind, lift your spirits, and make you feel rejuvenated.
You’d be skeptical, right?
“What about side effects?”
“There aren’t any.”
“But it’s expensive, right?”
“No, it’s free.”
After my divorce, I was at the lowest point of my life.
I had gone from married, professional and homeowner to divorced, jobless and homeless. (To clarify, I didn’t find myself on the streets, but I didn’t have a permanent address, either.)
The past few years involved a slow and steady journey to rock bottom. And in this place, I wasn’t quite sure what to do.
I was in my mid-30’s but I felt like I had lived a lifetime,
You had something to say, but as usual, nobody listened.
It’s irritating, right?
They seemed to write you off the second you opened your mouth. Worse than that, they barely even acknowledged you were there.
And it happens every time.
You know you have great ideas and opinions worth listening to, but nobody ever seems to take you seriously. So half the time you don’t even bother speaking up any longer,
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot
Oh, let’s face it.
Use it, love it, or hate it, you procrastinate.
We all do.
Procrastination is a label that covers all manners of behaviors, from passive aggressive attempts at being in control,
You finally reach a place of calm and peace, and then it hits you:
You can’t escape the buzz.
The static won’t quiet down.
It’s like there’s a parade outside, but closing the window won’t help … because this parade is inside your mind.
You juggle through a dozen things at once every day, just to keep up. Coupled with the amount of distractions thrown at you by the modern world,
It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
Here you are, trying to build a meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself. But it seems like you’re forever caught up in the overwhelming minutiae of daily existence.
You want to start your mornings with some quiet reflection, but the dog needs to be let out, the kids need their lunches packed, and you can’t forget to stop for gas on the way to work.
Mary Jaksch: This is a post by my friends, Laura Carlin and Alison Forbes. Watch the inspiring video in this post, The Secret to Clearing Your Clutter Today, and sign up quickly for their free mini course, How to Make Simple Changes in Your Home to Transform Your Life
Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your life?
Do you feel like your to-do list gets longer each day?