My good friend Will has been in the UK in lockdown for over 12 months now. If you know anyone overseas who has been experiencing wave after wave, it’s so awful and heart-breaking to watch. He’s been on his own rollercoaster, like all others.
This week he sent a text to our What’s App group after a yoga session he had;
You’ll never fully feel the benefit of avoiding a bad situation. But you will always feel the pain of entering into something that’s not good for you.
One requires you to follow your intuition and trust you made the right choice. The other requires you to ignore your intuition and learn the lesson (hopefully).
Geez this is good. You can see how you can apply it to life situations right?! A relationship you got out of early, a job offer you turned down or even the simple things like avoiding that drink or junk food.
Yet at work we don’t ponder this enough because it’s one decision after another. The leaders don’t get the glory for saying no to poor choices. Yet they are the first we point the finger to when they make an unhelpful one.
There are a few morals in this story (not that it’s a story but it sounds good to say);
- Listen to your intuition and make sure it’s not fear telling you to avoid.
- Learn from decisions that could have been better.
- Look for the moments to congratulate people on situations well avoided. They are as clever as the ones that bring success I reckon.
- And do yoga, or meditate or anything to be present so then you can come up with great quotes that your friends can put in blogs.
Namaste Guru Will.
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