I wrote two different draft posts and both were way too cynical or sounded like I was trying to be a philosopher so I trashed them. So I’ll keep this light – because we’re going into the weekend and because life is too short to complain and we need more encouragement instead of focusing the negative things in life (not ignore them, just focus less on them).
This week, and more or less these past 12 months I’ve been shaking the pebbles out of my shoes and gathering balloons.
In other words, I’m getting rid of the things that annoy me and weight me down, and finding the things that lift me up.
Not because people, businesses, items, or anything of the sort are bad – and they are also not easily dispensable by any means. It’s a tough thing when you realize what’s good and what’s not working anymore, the refinement process can be a tough one – especially when you really liked it before. It hurts when you’re the person ditched, too.
A perfect example is Taco Bell, I love the NBG – Nacho Bell Grande! Been ordering that bad but good food for years until I got real sick and swore I just had to break it off. Sometimes I get sad when I drive by, but I know it’s for the better because I’m also trying to eat healthier. No hard feelings TB, perhaps I changed, or they changed, whatever it was, that was my wakeup call, but we had good times.
So in terms of business, and your personal life, the challenging thing is there will be people who weave in and out of your path. Some will leave you with a little bruise on your heart, and some will hug your heart and take off, but hopefully as time goes on, you can look back and just focus on all the good and when you needed them around as you continue on your way collecting more balloons. And some people are just acquaintances so don’t let that bother you if they disappear and don’t end up to anything more than a happy casual hello.
If you’re ever on the receiving end of the punch to the stomach or heart, remember how you felt which will hopefully in return treat and respond to others kindly, no matter what they do or where they are in life – remember you’ve been there once too. And let’s always first focus on ourselves than what other people are doing to us, be happy for others in their success, and not make everything to be a competition, but instead, be inspired by one another. This world is plenty big for everyone to share and be who they are.