Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Start Enjoying Management by Enjoying Your Life

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.  ~Victor Frankl
Rawene cafe on the water on the Hokianga Harbour

I was just sitting here and thought, yes, this is the right place to start!

Often we can become a little narrow in life. So work, works fine, while the rest of life can be a mess or at least quite unbalanced. Sooner of later, this catches up, and the stress will seep into the god and great work you are doing can slowly crumple and the expectations of others and the 'us' illusion becomes unmasked and the impact or stress is easily doubled.

Sure we all can find home or work a better place to be on certain days compared to the other, but if this is happening every day, week after week, something needs to change.

I wrote a book on this topic, called Enjoy Your Life, and a blog to support this positive, proactive attitude. It is easy to absorb and more important put into action.

The key point is to stop and make the time to breath, to ground yourself, touch base with yourself and see where things are going, across your whole life. Ask, what needs changing? What is going great? Who do I need to check in with and see how we are? Who do I need to spend less time with or less energy on and what does this say about that relationship?

Learn what change will add life to your whole life and those who love you, those whom you love.

Some of the great quotes to support you are:

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.  ~Confucius
The only joy in the world is to begin. Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors. Chuck Sigars, The World According to Chuck weblog, October 14, 2003 

Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. Ecclesiastes
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. Edward Chapin
Change always comes bearing gifts.  ~Price Pritchett

Take care

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