Post #2. Valleys & Mountains

“There are two kinds of people, mountain people and valley people.” 
– Frank Dick, Winning

You see… Life in the valley is safe…

That’s why most of us live there… It makes sense, doesn’t it?

We want to stay safe… I believe it lies at the very core of our human biology…

This tendency to stay safe in the valley served us well… several thousand years ago…

But today… it’s holding us back…

It’s holding us back from trying new things, going to new places, meeting new people…

It’s much safer to sit back, relax and watch someone else pursue their dream… because then you can stay in the valley and at the same time get a sense of adventure thorough pictures and images…

But in the depth of our being I believe there is a longing for adventure… there is a longing for the mountains… there is a longing to go do that thing that we’ve always dreamt of doing…

That thing… which… there is risk involved… You might fail or you… might make a joke out of yourself… You might fall… That could hurt…

The question is… are you settling for a life in the valley?

I mean… it’s all ok. It’s safe… Most people want it safe…

But I believe there is greater risk in the pursuit of safety… What?

Because safety doesn’t lead to much growth, but rather to stagnation.

If we never challenge ourselves, we become weak…

Obstacles make us stronger…

Mountains make us stronger…

So, the next big question… how do you find your mountain top…?

How do you pick from all the countless directions you could go to? It’s almost a recipe for  insanity… All these…

Possibilities….

Daunting… isn’t it…

Almost to many options to choose from… No?

But there is a solution…

And it’s called: Self-knowldege. 

I challenge you to really take time and ask yourself a set of life changing exercises today…

Go to a silent place where you won’t be disturbed… grab a pen and pencil… and do this…

The first exercise is all bout defining your deepest values, your greatest self. Why does this matter? Because there is no greater fulfilment than feeling your doing the right thing… but you first need to know what this is for you… What are your values?

1. Imagine your life has gone by… It’s now your funeral, you can hear beautiful music playing in the background and all your loved ones, friends, co-workers and live’s you’ve touched are gathered. They are all holding speeches of what you’ve meant to them… how they remember you… what are they saying? What would you like them to say about you?

This second exercise is all about clarifying what you really enjoy doing & what matters most to you, what makes you’r soul dance a happy dance?

2. Imagine you won a crazy amount of money on the lottery, it’s now three months later, a normal day… what does it look like? When do you wake up? What do you do during the day to fall asleep feeling fulfilled & grateful for the day you’ve lived. Describe as clearly as possible.

3. This third step is essential… So, The KEY here is to identify bit’s of information that are 100% in your control. So, go through and underline the activities & choices that are in your control, things you could do today… These are your disciplines.

(Note here… that word… “disciplines”. It means that these are the choices & activities you should pursue, even if you don’t feel like it in the moment…

This distinction is what separates world class performance from average performance… But more about the importance of discipline for another time…)

Good…

So, if you take these questions seriously, you will have some invaluable bit’s of information about yourself, what kind of person you aspire to be & what kind of activities that fuel your life force.

You now have greater awareness to make more informed decisions in your day to day.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes!

Live well!

Peace,

Daniel Galovan 

 

 

 

 

 

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