Friday, October 08, 2010

Carrying the Weight of the World on Your Shoulders?

We are in "topsy turvy" times as I recently heard a colleague say. One minute the media reports we are headed for a double dip recession and the next we hear that the recession ended in June of 2009. If you are waiting for the numbers and economists to determine the direction, you may feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Yes, we can be on pause for awhile but each one of us has an opportunity to create something positive out of this time.

In meeting with colleagues and clients I am hearing comments
such as, "I am not sure I want to keep doing what I am doing. The business climate has changed." Or, "People are behaving and responding very different." This is not good or bad. It is just different. A need is being created to think in an innovative way about what we want for our future. We can be burdened and behave as if we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders or we can choose to find opportunities to move forward in a new and positive way.

So you say, easier said than done! Start small. Look for the things that you enjoy doing, the people you want to be with and where you can have a positive impact in the world. Choose to be positive! Start each day with taking a walk, meditating or spending a few moments about what you have in your life that brings you joy.

These are times that challenge our very being. Find joy in laughter, a baby's smile, enjoying a fall day, or volunteering to help a friend or family member. Let the weight of the world go.


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