Have you ever seen people walk down the street half-heartedly and completely disconnected? When I see people like this I often liken them to a radio being out of tune. They are partially connected with their lives, but on a fuzzy channel that needs to be coming in clearer.
Is this the case with you? Are you merely existing in your life? Do you find that you the frequency to which you are tuned is nothing more than a station full of static??? I feel like so many of us are going through the motions of life without really being present and tuned in to our daily lives. The sad thing is, I believe we miss a lot of the joy that life has to offer when we live life this way. I do not want to walk through life numb, I want to walk through my life experiencing it to the fullest. I want to take advantage of every opportunity life affords me. If I allow myself to step away from the mundane and embrace life as it develops around me, I am able to take advantage of unique opportunities that I might have otherwise been oblivious to.
I am in my current position because I was willing to take a risk and apply for a job I was qualified to fill but had limited prior experience in. It has been a success. It involved a move to another city and other various risks, but it paid off with the opportunity to work with amazing colleagues and the chance to challenge myself to learn and grow as a professional on a myriad of different levels. What a gift! I was happy in my original position, and our old city and home. I could have chosen to remain comfortable for years, but by tuning in to a wonderful opportunity I opened doors and experiences that would have otherwise remained closed to me.
What about you? Is your radio station full of static? Are you tuned in to life as it unfolds around you?
Today, 279 days ’til 40, I will strive to actively participate in life as it unfolds around me. I will stay tuned and take advantage of all that life has to offer. I hope you do the same.