47: Learning is a process

Who said learning would be easy?

my ego is still getting in the way. I find that I always want to be right and the truth is I’m hardly ever right

My biggest downfall is that I can articulate my thoughts really well and because I can do so, it’s easy for me to think that I must be right – wrong

Thankfully, at the moment, I’m stumbling amongst friends and people I trust and who trust me but that wont always be the case

I want to find a way to hold my tongue and listen, fully listen not only to hear but to understand and then, if need be, i can then maybe say my side too

But that’s a long way to go

I’m still learning about myself

i hope you are too

Be well

SRZ

46: Loving What You Live

Yeah I know the title is probably not grammatically correct but who are you my English teacher?

Everybody always admonishes that they want to do what they love for a living. Quickest way to fix that is to fall in love with what you currently already do

Want to live w life that you truly love? Love the life you life right now

Yeah, there’s probably very little use or truth to this advice. Maybe it just sounds nice

But why not try it out and see what happens?

Be well

SRZ

45: Make The Time

You once genuinely loved this people

You once spent all the time in the world with them

These people were your friends. A family away from family

A place to call home

Inevitably, life creeps in. You all become busy, some of you become successful, others….not so much

Ego creeps in. It suddenly becomes competitive rather than complimentary partnerships

Words get said, pages get turned until those that you once held dear and close to your heart are now on a completely different page to you

And all the while your time continues to be taken up by things that in the end rarely will you be glad you spent so much time on

If you’re lucky, one of you will make the effort. One of you will wisely drop their ego and reach out to a friend

We all need those friends that love us despite our shortcomings. Friends that stick with you even when you’re behaving unreasonably

And if you’re wise as well then you begin to make the effort to find time, to not allow life to drag you away from everything that truly matters

Find the time

Make the time for the people who make your life feel that little bit more better, more enjoyable. Complete

Be well

SRZ

44: Ego Is Still The Enemy

Ryan Holiday and his book ‘Ego is the Enemy’ is still impacting me

Just the other day I saw how my ego and ultimately insecurities can get in the way of my progress or even in a simpler way, my enjoyment of life

Pride and insecurities are two sides of the same coin. Both are ultimately emotions the ego uses to protect itself

There’s nothing harder than letting go of something when you feel like you’re in the right. That entitled feeling causes me to hold on to the ‘wrongs’ done to me like my life depended on it

My ego flares up, my pride comes to the forefront and in that moment, if left unchecked, I could behave in ways that could alter my life for the worst

Ego will always be with me. Ego will always seek to ‘protect me’ and ego will also get in my way if I leave it unchecked

So will yours too if you let it

Be well

SRZ

42: Where Your Treasure Is….

That’s where your heart is

Wanna know what someone really cares about despite what they tell you? Ask them two things

Where do you spend most of your time?

On what do you spend most of your money?

Ask most people to do something with you or for you and their excuse for not being able to usually falls somewhere between, “I can’t afford it” or “I don’t have time right now”

But the truth is we all have time for something….what is that something for you?

What or who would you make time for no matter what, regardless of what else could be going on in your life?

Whatever or whoever came to mind, that’s where your heart resides

We show we care by spending time and money, yet given the choice, most of us would choose the time over the money

Spending money is relative to the person spending it. If I’m a child with wealthy parents then I may not care all that much for their gifts and lavish lifestyles opportunities they bestow upon me. No, in that scenario i would much rather their time, them being wealthy only means that they most likely have limited time to spare

So I’d rather receive their time because in doing so they would demonstrate to me that I am a priority

Now, a pot of money from my working class parents would mean the world to me because I’d know fully well what they’ve sacrificed to get me those resources

So really and truly, our treasure resides where we are most willing to sacrifice

What have you being sacrificing recently?

Has it been worth it?

I hope so

Be well

SRZ

41: Too Many Directions

I feel like I’m being pulled in too many directions

Maybe I’m trying to do too much at once or perhaps I’m just not managing my time to the best of my abilities

I don’t even want to write anymore. I have nothing that I feel is worth saying. I’m maxed out

I don’t like writing ‘dear dairy’ content but lately it seems that’s all I have time to write

It’s time to buckle down. They say when you feel like you have the least time is when you should make the most time for yourself, get yourself balanced and centred

There’s only so much you can do as a person and there is only one direction you can run towards at any given time

So find a way to discover or in my case, rediscover the direction that is most important to you and head towards it

Ultimately we are all in control of our lives and therefore we should exert this incredible gift and take our lives forward in a manner that will make us most happy

Be well

SRZ