NEW – Inspiring Life!
As film quotes go, there can’t be many better than Forrest Gump’s, “Life is like a box of chocolates …you never know what you’re gonna get”.
I think it sums up life and its uncertainty rather beautifully. Like all of you I have both good and bad days but remembering to appreciate all that life throws at me is not always easy. The older I get the more determined I am to be conscious of how precious it all is!
I am often struck that many people in life have so much money but little time or energy left in life. Time is strange – it is three-dimensional – the past, present and future. Instead of enjoying the moment I often catch myself looking to the future for myself, my family and my clients OR I sometimes reminisce and look back at the past in a sort of nostalgic (or even regretful) way. But the present is where I want to be, experiencing the now and immersing myself fully in life’s precious little ebbs and flows.
Someone recently reminded me that life is like a ‘three-legged stool’. I am sure that I don’t need to point out that you need all three legs when you sit down on a three-legged stool or you are going to just fall over. As time passes by the legs on your stool grow as you grow as a person. It they don’t grow in unison you are going to fall over. For me those stool legs are health, family and my business. Personally I need all three to thrive.
So just like investing money, in life we need to be disciplined too. If like me you listen to Simon Mayo’s fabulous evening show on BBC Radio 2 you’ll be familiar with his theme tune, “…..enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think”.