Mix it up and mess things around sometimes
Many of us crave stability in our lives, yet when something becomes too stable, we reject it or think that something is wrong.
In business, stability is a blessing, some of the time. But you do need to mix it up and mess things around sometimes, to realise the full potential of what you are doing and what is actually possible.
To fail isn't a bad thing
As entrepreneurs of today, we know that to fail isn’t a bad thing. To succeed, only comes through hard work, determination and learning those lessons that we needed to learn.
I often sit back and ponder what is it that I really want. But do any of us really know?
Once I thought I wanted to settle in one city and stop the jet setting lifestyle I was living mostly due to the fact I was sleeping in hotels and hopping on one plane after another. My suitcase was always packed and ready to go, and on top of that, I was the first person to be spontaneous and take any person up on an offer to go anywhere in the world at a moments notice. It was a crazy time in my life that I let go on for too long.
One day you wake up
Then one day, you wake up, or at least I did. The things I thought meant so much to me don’t, and the things that I didn’t think too much about all of a sudden became more important.
I never hide from my age, and instead embrace it. I look in the mirror and unlike the modern girl of today, I am not afraid of the face that looks back at me, wrinkles and all. I don’t want to change it. It is who I am and why in the world would someone want to be someone else, or look like the person sitting next to them?
I can’t help but look to the future and think what is that going to look like. As I get older, more and more people are starting to get cancer and alike, or pass away. I feel like a month never goes by without someone having one of these things occur to them that I know in my circle of family and friends. Life is short, make the most of it.
Life is precious
What that teaches you is how precious life is and how precious your body is. Treat it well. Be kind to it. Know that it is a gift that you should never want to harm.
I look at friendships in a different way than I did maybe even six months ago. Today I see them for what they are. You get some things from some people and then there are those who you can only be with in small doses. Some people need to be cut, not because they are not good enough, but there is something that just doesn’t work in your relationship with them.
Then of course there are the others. The one’s you want with you for life, and it doesn’t matter how far away they live, or how often you see them, they know they are special and they understand the true depth of your relationship with them.
It's a new day
It’s a new day, and we have so many choices that we can make, and from now on, I want to think differently. Open up the possibility of changing it up - a lot. Live the life I have always wanted to live, not the one that I thought I wanted to live.
My journey will be different. It will have good times and bad. The planet is small, so I will try to see it through a set of eyes that trusts that through my journey in life, I will see everything I am meant to see. I will eat well, and share my experiences. I will always be kind, even when it is tough to do so. I will be thankful for the people who are kind in return.
Don't let defenseless people get hurt
I won’t let other’s hurt those who are defenceless - if there is something that I can do about it. But mostly, I will be me, a better version, because I will keep on reminding myself that “constant, relentless improvement is always necessary”.
Reflection is important. Hiding from who you are and what you do is dangerous. I never want to be accused of that!