I could answer “well” or “terrible” because both are true, or could be. It really boils down to how I choose to look at how I am doing. I could focus on the great things, or focus on where I am falling behind and really want a different outcome.
Do I focus on all the great things …
I just spent a week as I dream every week could be – having the flexibility to do spontaneous activities – play time, travel time, time with family & friends, both local & in other cities.
Monday on a whim my family all packed up and drove a few hours to a friend’s house. The next two nights were long full of talking, working, and having fun. My family went to a great Zoo we had not been to. We had dinner one night with another set of friends, and a lunch with some extended family we had not seen in awhile.
Another day was a day of sailing, hammocks, and catching up with great people. It was wonderful to take my children out on a sailboat & they enjoy it this time.
The rest of the week involved my wife working her job at the hospital … and me either taking care of the kids, or the kids with a private sitter and me spending time on different fun projects.
The thought I had Monday, between the time we decided to take the trip and actually leaving, was that this really is the life we want – flexibility to go, take opportunities, travel, meet and spend time with great people & be financially secure.
Why would I say I am doing anything other than great?
Because I am building a business, and this week the amount of work I have put towards that is next to nothing.
How am I doing?
I did practically nothing this week.
- no calls to prospects
- no emails to prospects
- no writing
- not much thinking on my business
Do I choose to focus on the great things that happened … or do I choose to focus on negatives?
It’s natural for negative emotions, events, and lack to be the primary focus.
It takes work and practice to celebrate the wins, enjoy the serenity, and still drive forward towards the future you desire.
As I move forward I intend to acknowledge the brutal facts of my situation and celebrate wins in the recent past, hope for the future and the joy in the present.