We are all investors. We choose where, what, with whom, to invest our TIME.
Time is our most precious commodity. Each one of us has the same amount of time each day to choose what we want to invest in.
Time is the big equalizer because we all have the same amount in a day. No one is more special each day that they can have more of it than another.
Your vocation, or work, is a place where you invest lots of your hours. Here are some questions to determine if you’re getting a good return on your investment.
These questions can also be asked of other things that require a large investment of your time. I.e. relationships, projects, new business, etc.
Whatever you are doing, make sure that you are getting a good return on investment for your most valuable asset.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson
Nearing the end of my pregnancy I noticed a shift in perspective. Whereas I was once avoiding or not wanting to feel the physical pain of it, I am now embracing it. This is because my perspective has shifted in regards to pain.
Now, I’m embracing pain. This is because I know it will get me closer to my goal (meeting my baby). It goes without saying that birth can be a somewhat painful process for most people. So, as one gets closer to the process, a certain amount of surrender to pain needs to occur.
With each cramp, each painful movement, each strain, etc. it brings me closer to my goal. Shifting from fear to change means accepting what’s to come and welcoming growth.
Stage 5 in SRI (book: 12 stages of healing) is about merging beyond the illusion. The illusion is a wall or something created by your mind. You need to go through the illusion to embrace what’s on the other side. The illusion that my mind created was that pain is separate from growth whereas, the reality is that pain is a part of it. This isn’t just in childbirth. It occurs throughout life.
Is there pain when starting a new exercise regimen after not working out for a while? Is there pain in making a commitment to improve your diet when you need to give up a lot of what you’ve been eating before? Is there pain when ending a relationship or job for the opportunities of a new one?
Pain is not separate from life. It is a part of it. When we embrace it, learn through it and grow, we shift from fear to change.
Need a shift in perspective? Come to one of our monthly workshops.
What kind of life do you want to live? A normal life or an extraordinary life? To live a normal life, you need to think, feel and take actions on things that normal people do. However, if you want extraordinary, or to create something new or to do something that’s never been done before, then you need to reject normal.
What is normal these days? In Canada, the average Canadian is in financial debt, the divorce rate is over 50% and cancer and heart disease account for a large portion of health related deaths in Canada. Do we really want what is normal?
Let’s look at the way people currently take care of their health. They don’t exercise and move their bodies enough, eat poorly and don’t take preventative measures for their body. People are tired, overworked, stressed out and getting sick.
Eventually, if these poor habits are drawn out over time, chronic illness occurs. That is the new normal. What can you do to change this ‘normal’ future for yourself and your family?
Do what others do not do. Go and move your body, even if you have to get up earlier. Study nutrition and make the best food choices you can for you and your family. Seek help before you need help. Do the things that others do not do and you will have the life that others do not have.
Are your relationships in trouble? Turn off the tv, get off your phone, spend quality time with those you love. Make your relationship with others more important in your schedule than everything else. Focus on extraordinary relationships and that is what you will end up with.
To get what others do not have, you must do what other do not do. Others around you may try to convince you to be like them, but if you don’t like where that takes you, you need to be aware of that. Get a community of support people who you do want to be like and have them help you to novitiate.
Change can happen in a instant...committed change takes time. This is why we have our monthly workshops. We learn, grow and support each other along the process.
Comment below on what you do that is “not considered” as normal.
That’s it! You’re frustrated with your body. It’s not healing at the rate you want it to. You’ve had a cough or cold for 3 weeks now….andyou're sick and tire of being sick.
This had been my reality for the past couple week and I was fed up. I even started saying to myself “how come my body can’t heal? Why is this happening to me? And then I get upset at my body….after a few minutes, I discovered that this line of thinking wasn’t helping. So this is what I did….
I ask different questions to contradict what my mind was telling me. Instead, I asked “what are recent examples of my body healing?” Then I remembered that I pulled a muscle and it was much better, the bruise on my shin is nearly gone and the scrape on my elbow is healed. How can I say that my body is not healing when clearly, it is?
This allowed me to see that my mind was playing tricks on me. My body is in fact healing! It simply needs more time or more sleep, or help in the form of supplements, herbal remedies etc,
The trick is to find evidence that contradicts what your mind is telling you.
If your mind is telling you, having a bigger house, nicer car, making more money, etc will make you happy. Ask yourself the reasons for why this may not be true. If I had a bigger house...what I be happier? Well, personally, it may mean more grass to cut, a bigger mortgage, more rooms to clean, etc. That would not make me happy at all.
If my mind said that being in any relationship would make me happy. I would ask, how many people are unhappy in relationships. It's got to be a good relationship for me and sometimes, that takes patience and time.
Before you want what someone else has because you think it will bring you happiness, ask yourself if it really will.
Practice this technique of questioning your mind and let me know how it goes.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.