It’s a new week and I’m sure i can speak for us all, when I say… the season change seems to have once again brought, pollen and an insane pace… yikes!!!
And what should be SILLY SEASON… is now everyone once again hanging on for dear might as their life speeds on…
Well the TRUTH is, all the hard work we’ve been putting into our projects, is actually paying off and bookings and commitments are in fact a great JOY… if you just take them with a light, JOYfull and grateful heart. I can’t help thinking of an inspired story I read in one of my most precious books – The Art Of Possibility – it illustrates the humility of JOY and the truth that WHATEVER it is, it’s just not that BIG
Before I share the story – one other quote begged to be shared too… (it’s from the class of 99 sunblock song)
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday
and now the extract from the book called “The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life,” by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander:
Rule Number 6
Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. The politicians return to their conversation, only to be interrupted yet again twenty minutes later by an hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying. Again the intruder is greeted with the words: “Marie, please remember Rule Number 6.” Complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology. When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting prime minister addresses his colleague: “My dear friend, I’ve seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of Rule Number 6?” “Very simple,” replies the resident prime minister. “Rule Number 6 is ‘Don’t take yourself so damn seriously.’” “Ah,” says his visitor, “that is a fine rule.” After a moment of pondering, he inquires, “And what, may I ask, are the other rules?”
“There aren’t any.”
With giggles… a Blessed JOYful, less serious week to you all!!!