I was talking with a Life Coaching client yesterday about some tasks we had put in place the previous week.
On the whole he had nailed them and done a fantastic job of being 100% committed.
Except that is for one thing. Of five things he committed to do, sadly, one remained unfinished.
Whereas he wasn’t about to slash his wrists in annoyance, he was a little disappointed in himself and looked extremely sheepish.
I asked what stopped him following through with his promise and his response went something like this:
“I know it’s not much of an excuse, but a friend I haven’t seen in months came over and also my daughter came to stay with the grandkids and I spent a lot of time with them”
He’s absolutely right, that’s not much of an excuse.
In fact it’s a pathetic excuse, and do you know why?
It’s not a excuse at all, it’s a fucking brilliant reason!
You are here on this earth to enjoy yourself and be happy.
If spending quality time with great friends and playing with your kids or grandkids are the kind of activities that make you happy, then do them.
I know I bring up death beds a lot around here, but trust me when I say you will never lie on your death bed wracked with guilt because you missed a trip to the gym 25 years earlier.
But you may lie there disappointed you never spent as much quality time as you’d have liked with the people that meant the most to you.
To paraphrase Freud,
“Sometimes a reason is just a reason”
It’s My Birthday And I’ll Give Stuff Away If I Want To
Today (Saturday) is my birthday and rather annoyingly it will be the last one where I can claim to be a fortysomething.
In many respects it sucks approaching 50, especially when I still appear to have the brain of a 25 year old, but on the other hand it’s substantially better than the alternative, which is death.
To celebrate entering my 50th year I want to give stuff away.
So if you’d like my self development combo pack of books for nothing, simply go and buy it and then type in the coupon code “birthday” and the books are yours for free.
I can’t give How To Be Rich and Happy away, but I can say if you go and buy that and enter the same coupon code you will get a very hefty discount.
Both offers expire at midnight Monday 25th and I will not be extending that or listening to any sob stories about not reading the post in time. Tough!