Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sleep when you're Dead - Just make sure you're ready to die.

I have often written about the "Walking Dead" and you know of the people I mean.  Those people who walk by you and you can just sense that they have no idea why the have been put here on earth.  They float along minding their own business, putting in the time, filling the seats and rarely ever "rock the boat".  Have you ever had a conversation with one of these people?  It is like pulling teeth to get them to invest or get PASSIONATE about anything.  Sometimes, just for fun I go out of my way just to see if I can push a persons buttons to get them to come alive and speak from the heart.  To invest in themselves, to take a RISK and speak about their dreams and goals.  The challenge here that I see is that for the most part an ever growing majority of the people in this world are gravitating at alarming rates into the "walking dead" category.   

We see this in our children and the amount of "plugged" in time that they feed themselves with.  We see it in the reduction of outdoor time, exercise time and quality of the food that in general, North Americans are consuming.  We see it in the mindless entertainment that is so readily at our fingertips and ready to lead us away from the paths that we truly need to be on.  We as a society are so full of NOISE.  Deafening, smothering and deabilitating NOISE.  It is becoming harder and harder to hear that internal voice of ours that speaks to us of our path, our passion and our purpose.  If the noise completely envelopes you and you have no purpose driving you forward you are going to come to a screeching halt and life will just standstill... forever to be a faint dream, a distant hope and a vision never really coming into view.

Take ACTION now.  It is never too late.  It's as easy as just putting a pen to paper and writing a dream down.  It's as simple as telling your kids or your parents "Hey - I really want to do .....this (whatever "This" is).   Take a risk and see how ALIVE you feel when you speak aloud about something deep inside of you, that special trip, invention, idea, belief or dream that you have been keeping inside for way too long.  What are you waiting for?  Here is the one thing you have to remember.  NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU.  no one....... it's lonely but it's true. 

Everyone is in their own "Bubble" and have only their own interests at heart.  Now before you start screaming at me ... wait - I know we all work as collaborators, mentors, supporters, friends, parents, partners etc etc.  Yes, we have goodwill in our hearts and will bend over backwards to help others and for some, this is their passion.   That all happens but when it comes right down to it you have to BELIEVE in yourself and your own ability to make things happen for yourself.  Once you speak your truth the enablers, mentors and supporters will come in droves to you to help you get what you want. 

The age old saying of "Sleep when your Dead" came up this morning and it resonated with me.  I am a follower of "Bright Lights" and although I know sleeping is a nourishment that I must have in order to be the best I can be I think that for the next little while I am not going to be doing a lot of sleeping.

Take a Risk, Think Big, Start small but START... because you never know when you're going to stop.

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