by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and as usual I'm a long way from writing about business. As I sat here thinking about what to post, I started to think about the last eighteen months. I doubt that I'm any different than most of you - it's been a rollercoaster of emotions.
I've missed contact with friends and associates. I'm tired of arrogant self-centered politicians who refuse to focus on the people they're supposed to represent. I'm sick of not knowing who to believe on anything that's relevant. And God forbid somebody says to me, "I know it's true, I read it on the Internet!" Every day I'd bounce around from the sadness of missing friends and freedom to moments of joy thanks to Sheila and the two pups.
Melody Beattie wrote:
"If you don't know when you feel sad and alone, you won't know when you feel good. Feel all the feelings that come your way. Each one has a lesson for you. And as you release that energy, you'll be releasing passion, too. Value your passions and the way you feel. Soon you'll find yourself knowing just what to do and when."
As you work to overcome the sadness of how much business has changed, the reality is you didn't lose your skillset. And while the path for the journey to your dreams might have changed - your passion is still intact - just buried under the baggage of today's world. It's time to let it out!
Here's what's remarkable - you're not alone! We've ALL felt those same frustrations, but it's incredible how bright the future can be if you look past the challenges. And while I know how sappy and hokey that sounds, just take a minute and think about it because it's so true.
"If you want to knock down the wall between you and the life of your dreams,
it's best to do it one brick at a time."
Wishing everybody a day with time to focus on your dreams. Learn to appreciate the low points in your life because they highlight the high points. Your passion for life, business, creativity is still there, chomping at the bit to take off and help you grow. So go for those eleven-second therapeutic hugs with the people who mean most to you. They're the ones who will help you take down the wall and focus your energy on your dreams!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world.
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