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Delays

If a train is delayed by 10 minutes people often get irate.

If a plane is delayed by 10 minutes only the odd person is annoyed.

If we sit in our car at a junction waiting, for what is often only a few seconds, we can become annoyed.

Delays are outside of our control, yet we choose to get annoyed, which is a waste of time as it never shortens the delay that annoyed us in the first place. In fact, in some cases, a delay can be used to catch up on your podcasts, read a book, do some art, even talk to a stranger!

Amazingly, we delay living our lives, sometimes for months, sometimes for years, even for a whole lifetime. Yet with somehow little annoyance or impatience to change it.

We don’t need to get annoyed with any delay, whether trains, planes or our own lives.

However, best to focus our amazing talents, energy, time and love on the only thing we control, our own life. Annoyance will not change our lives either, choosing how we react is what makes the difference.

Do not delay things we can control and accept delays out of our control.

Life will be happier.

What does your best work look like?

‘Eruption’ by Philip Dodson

I attended a great workshop a few years back, facilitated by Judy Rees, and one of the exercises was if you had to visually illustrate what your best work looked like, what would you create? What would you draw?

what would you draw, paint, make or write to demonstrate you at your best?

Do we even stop to look at what factors combine to create our best work, when we are in complete flow, when we are ‘on fire’?

The more we work in a focused, deeper way, the less the shallow distractions occur and the better we can work.

The challenge for us all is that is personal. What creates the environment for deep work for me will be different to you.

However, we all have an environment and mindset that will come together to enable us to do deep focused and meaningful work.

Take a moment to work out where that is for you and then see how you can apply it.