Thursday, April 9, 2015
H is for Having It All
What in the world does having-it-all mean? Is it stuff? Is it vacations? Is it a good job? Is it health? All of those? Or is it just peace? What is it for you?
Maybe having it all isn't a list of 100 things you must have or do to be happy. Maybe, instead, it is just keeping "the main thing, the main thing", as Stephen Covey says.
Sometimes we want to feel a certain way....and it's in our reach to do so......but if we don't know what brings us to that feeling, then it is difficult to get there. You know, "if you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?".
Someone challenged me to spend this week coming up with the 5 highest priorities for my life. And step two: "look at how you spend your time every day and see if that matches up with what you say you want most". I guess once I identify those 5 things, then, and only then can I draw a roadmap to lead me there.
"Having it all is loving it all". A lot of people say that too. It's certainly not original. Sounds so simple, but loving and embracing those hardest things to deal with is not easy to do. If you believe, as I do, that "what you resist, persists", and that there is a gift in everything....we gotta love it all.