Posted by: craigsblogs72 | March 14, 2013

The value of everything on day 97 of 365 days of getting it done

It’s an ambiguous statement – the value of everything on day 97 of 365 days of getting it done. You’re probably asking yourself what does it mean? Well, it just wouldn’t be a blog unless you found out. Let’s kickstart the post with a picture of New York (because Liss and I want to go back again this year).

New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So – driving home from spending a weekend away in Deniliquin, a thought crossed my mind about how we react to just about anything that goes on in our life. It’s pretty simple. Most times we either react in a positive or negative way. Right?

If someone was to throw a watermelon at your face and hit it, then you’re going to give that event a negative value. Yet to receive a million dollars as a prize would pretty much prompt a positive value. Let’s go zero as a neutral point and then 10 points either way for negative or positive. Cool? Stay with me. There is a point – there’s always a point with 365 days of getting it done.

It got me thinking about the little things in life that in the moment seem to be bigger than they really are and it’s because of the value we give it. Here’s a better example. You’re driving in heavy traffic and someone cuts you off. Personally, I used to give that a negative value. Depending on my mood it could range from -1 to -10 and just piss me off completely!

What if you look at the same experience and check the ol’ negative versus positive value? Now in the instance of being cut off, most people aren’t going to give it a positive value – unless your high. The best I can do for myself in that situation is give it a neutral value so it has no bearing on the moment and I keep my cool.

Since that drive home from Deniliquin and utilising that thought with 365 days of getting it done, life has taken on a new value. HA – pun definitely intended! Think about the things in life that you normally give a negative value to and switch it to neutral. It saves giving energy to the crap things and allows more energy for the good things in life.

Besides – always look on the bright side of life…

 

 

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