Thursday, May 7, 2009

You either get busy living, or you get busy dying... surely seems that we are put to the test in the current economic condition, doesn't it? It seems to be an invitation to rethink our system of beliefs, to adjust the way we "perceive" the world, and to shed an outgrown pattern of how we go about living with the conditions that surround us. I mean, really, what else are we going to do? After all, this is what's happening right now, you can't change it. We either accept it and keep moving forward by re-inventing and re-thinking ourselves, or we can continue dwelling about the past. Or as expressed in the title, "you either get busy living, or you get busy dieing". I think I prefer living ;-)

Lot's of people are openly sharing their experience of being unemployed right now, as it is no longer something to be ashamed off. The times of embarrassment are over as too many people were hit by it. Some have experienced unemployment before, for others it is the first time in 20 years. Some people are totally lost and destroyed over it, others look at it as an opportunity to go after what they always wanted to do...something that offers passion and joy and maybe even makes a difference, something that goes beyond a paycheck earned behind the walls of a "corporate cubicle". Maybe, Life even did you a favor - how many times have you looked out of the office window, given you had an office window :-), and pondered what else life might have in store for you?

So, get busy living, but stay true and authentic to yourself, directing your attention to the goals that hold the greatest potential for who you are. Create what you always wanted to do, one step at a time.....what's holding you back?