How many metaphors are there, for Life?
• Life is a journey.
• Life is a dance.
• Life is like riding a bike.
Yes, and, many, many more. Yet, these three offer food for thought. Because, each of them involve choice and movement.
Pedal, or tip over.
Shift balance, or fall down.
Take the next step, or stay stuck.
In other words, the mantra for successful living is, “Up to — and, through.”
Yep. The secret is to step right up to the edge of fear and push through to the other side. Oh, does that ever feel so, very, good?! And, then, if we bask in the glory too long, regrets of the Past and anxieties of the Future sneak up on us.
This is the magic elixir to replace fear with courage.
Life is what we make of it. Grab the bull by the horns and the tiger by the tail. Hop aboard the carousel and reach for the brass ring. The best way to receive all we want and need is to take the time to serve the wants and needs of others.
This is it folks. This moment will never happen, again. Right here, right now, it’s great to be alive. Those who hesitate are lost. The early bird gets the worm. The victory goes to the quick. There is no time like the Present.
Forget the Past – it’s gone. Ignore the Future – it will be there, patiently, waiting. Ask any bull rider their secret and you’ll hear, “I just ride ‘em jump for jump.” Their mind is centered on that one jump, which follows the last and comes right before the next.
Action is the catalyst step to move from Here to There. Increase the action and results increase, too. For every cause, there is an effect. Want warmth? Throw wood on the fire. Want friends? Act friendly. Want to be happy? Smile.
At some point in the journey of life, many of us have been guilty of wanting to arrive. You know: Set a goal, work hard, get there — and, then, desire to camp out, rest, coast, play, and otherwise goof off. Then IT happens, regrets of the Past and anxieties of the Future sneak up on us.
Or, there are those who can’t make up their mind. They take forever to make a decision — and, then, are quick to change direction. Whatever direction the wind is blowing, they drift with it. In contrast, are the achievers, who are quick to decide and slow to change course.
In setting our course for the journey of life, peaks are much better than plateaus.
To reach any peak requires a climb from the valley below. The view from the top is an opportunity to see higher vistas. Then, down we go, coasting into another valley, to begin the ascent to higher levels of accomplishment.
Whatever the mind can Conceive and Believe, it can Achieve.
Let’s boldly take the next step.