If you are happy about everything in your personal and business life, congratulations because you are part of the solution to the troubles of the world. On the other hand if you really would like to see some changes in the world we live in, here are a few ideas that may be useful to you.
If we want to change the world we really need to get more people to accept that it is possible and that it may be a good thing to do. Next we have to help offer ideas about how to stimulate positive change because it is not necessarily always obvious how to go about it. It does not really matter what you have going on in your life whether CEO or church volunteer you have invented a story – a character that you are playing in this “all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” world we live in.
So what are you doing? Why are you here? Do you have some big purpose or do you spend your life just doing what “the world” has given you the impression you are supposed to do? To me the most important question is, are you having a lot of fun?
If you are then great. The character and story-line you have come up with is working out fine for you. On the other hand if your days are filled with a lot of stress and anxiety and worries about things not working out the way you want, you should really consider coming up with a new story-line for yourself. Re-invent yourself. Take a little time to and disconnect from your “real” world and take account of all the positives -the things that do make you happy in your current story. Savor those because they are elements you will want to keep.
People these days really like to have "action steps" - here is a very valuable "non-action action step" for you to try. Find a nice quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for 15-20 minutes, sit down, close your eyes. Just to relax a bit, focus your attention on your breathing and take a few slow deep breaths. Now, think about... imagine a new and improved story of your future that brings a smile to your face. How would you act differently? How would other people in your story react to you? What kinds of things would you have fun doing?
As you move out into the balance of your day, pay attention and keep your senses open to anything and everything that happens that you find pleasing. Any time any worry or anxiety crop up just gently guide your thoughts back to the things that are working out like you want them to and the things you notice in the world around you that bring a smile to your face. It does not matter how great or poorly things are going for you at the moment, this exercise will prove beneficial. Most people probably don’t accept that you can just decide to change your story-line. They believe they were dealt a hand of cards and just have to play the game the best they can. This is not true. It is all up to you – everything in your life is up to you. This is why we are certain you will find this exercise useful because if you take the time to do it often, you will demonstrate to yourself that you can believe your way right into a whole new story-line.