What we put in affects what we get out.
This month’s article for Do Lectures over on Medium is about contribution.
What we put in matters. So, if you want to see the magic happen, choose to do the challenging, difficult, scary, stinky or unknown things with the same energy, willingness and enthusiasm you bring to doing the fun, easy, simple things in life.
When we give more than we expect in return, the upside is that we get lucky. To find out more, head on over to Do Contribute to read “What we put in“.
What goodness are you forgetting to add to your daily tasks and activities?
How often do you find yourself at cross purposes, battling with yourself and the world around you?
When the fire breathing dragons of adversity abound, it’s often because we’re operating from a place of fear or anger.
And when we buy into fear or anger, we’re essentially practising how to be fearful or angry. Over and over.
What this means is, we’re condoning it. We’re allowing it to rule our lives!
When it comes to business, the default thinking is to put our heads before our hearts.
But one-sided thinking does two things…
“Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing, but different from the day before.”
Sound familiar? Besides being lyrics from a famous Prince song, these words are also a pretty good description for procrastination.
It’s easy to forget to tend to the small things while we’re out chasing the big dreams, right?
Likewise, it’s easy to shy away from doing the big thing, because it seems too big for “little old me” to do.
Both of these dilemmas are really flip sides of the same coin.
When you’re constantly thinking ahead, you can’t live in the moment.
How often do you rush onwards? To get to the next task, the next meeting, the next best thing, without savouring the “present” you find yourself in?
When we count minutes instead of living in the moment, time becomes our enemy and we become its slave. But even worse, those around us suffer from our inattention, from our lack of presence in their moments.
How often do you put off the hard work in favour of the quick fix?
We all do it. Take the short cut. Be that building relationships, developing skills and expertise, or facing something new that we’re afraid of.
But what if you focused on the bigger picture, instead of immediate outcomes?
How often do you become weighed down by the ‘trials and tribulations’ of your life?
When everyday molehills regularly become mountains, it’s time to reconsider your approach…
As part of our journey in life, we make choices and pursue opportunities.
We set goals. We seek truth. We strive to achieve things. In work, play, relationships, etc.
Those goals might be to get a better job or make more money. To fall in love or get married. To be seen as important or successful. The list goes on …
Ever find yourself struggling to make something work?
When you’re pushing forwards, but it feels like there’s something holding you back. No matter how hard you try, there’s something in the way that’s stopping you or is too heavy for you to move.