Les Brown once said that:
Life is a fight for territory. Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.
Generally we have two options in life. To go on and do everything that is required to get where we want to be or to give up.
However often, even if we do all we can, we just don’t move in the right direction. It can be frustrating and demotivating.
In this situation very often there are 3 places we should look for the reasons: our life philosophy, our attitude and our activities.
Maybe we want to do something, to reach something or to become someone for the wrong reasons. Deep inside it is not important or valuable to us.
Maybe our attitude is just not right for what we want. It does not have to be negative, it can simple be not positive enough…
Maybe we are doing things that keep us busy, but do not move us in the right direction.
No matter what the reason is in this kind of situation we will have to decide. Do I want to search for the answers or is the price I need to pay too high for me.
As David Russel so beautifully puts it into words:
The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
If your “why” is clear and strong, your attitude is right and you desire things for reasons that are in harmony with your life philosophy, you will find the way. You may lose a battle or two, but in the end you will win your war and you will get what you desire.
But if your “why” is not clear or strong enough, the price to pay will always be too high.
Which brings me to my good wish for you and for me for the coming week. May our “why’s” be clear and strong and may our dreams and goals will be in harmony with our values.
This should be enough for us to know which bridges we should cross and which we should burn.