As I sit here on another summers day in Melbourne (muggy though I must add, we are not used to this humidity!), on the eve of Valentine’s day here in Australia.
Now, I will admit to being a bit of a Grinch when it comes to days like ‘Valentine’s Day’, ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Father’s Day’ and so forth…kind of feeling that they were simply invented by the retail sector to sell more flowers/cards/cakes/<insert your product here>
I also understand it can be a good opportunity to cherish that loved one, Mother, Father in your life at this time, but also makes it difficult for those of us without our Fathers, Mothers, loved ones around.
Further I question, are you buying flowers for your loved one on Valentine’s day because you love them, or because it is expected from our society and you will be in the ‘dog house’ if you do not; get those looks from your colleagues…” What, you didn’t get her flowers last night??!”
Wouldn’t it be much nicer to come home one night next week with an arm full of flowers, unexpectedly, not because your sorry for something you did, or because society told you to buy flowers, but just because you love them, and wanted them to know?
Wouldn’t your Mum love a call today, tomorrow, next weekend – not just on Mother’s Day to see how she is going, or take her to lunch simply to say “Mum, I love you.” Not because society says Mother’s Day is the day to do it…
I believe we should be spontaneous, live life to the fullest all the time, not just on dedicated days. Do what you love, love those in your life and TELL them, show your kids you love them. Spread the love, all the time!
And that brings me to the next point…do you love YOUR life? Do you have passion for what you do, who you are? No? If you are not loving you, loving your life, how do you have love to give to others?
I am certainly no relationship councillor here, but it seems to me that you cannot give something which you have not…
If you are not loving you, living your life with passion, how can you provide this energy to others around you?
What’s holding you back from doing what you love? Society? Fear?
Life is too short to spend it doing something we have no passion for. Without passion, you will also lack motivation, drive, dedication, and it is these levels of commitment that will allow you to thrive in what you do…which will in turn gives you more drive and passion to do more… which gives you more results and it turn… well you get my meaning
This becomes an upward spiral in which you can bring those around you with you on your incredible journey through this wondrous life we have been given!
What’s your other option? Back to the grind stone, the rut? Remember a rut is just a grave with the ends kicked out… That mouse wheel a lot of us find ourselves on is certainly powering somebodies dreams…why not use that energy to power yours?
So go on, get off that wheel, grab that rocket and set yourself for that wild ride. You will have ups and downs, but man, is it exciting, exhilarating! You will see your passion rise exponentially!
So start by making sure you tell your valentine that you love them today…but do it again on Saturday with another (hidden) bunch of flowers and see how that goes J
Happy Investing all! And have a great weekend!!