Got to thinking about a recent conversation with my wife about ‘what works in life.’
Between us we’ve done a bunch of life-trainings over the decades – est, Lifespring, Lifespring Leadership Program, Al-Anon, Verle Minto, Technologies for Creating, Busting Loose (taught seminars for 5 years), Unity Church, Science of Mind, … and we kind of came the to a discovery that it all boils down to a few principles or propositions:
- Woody Allen said 80% of life is just showing up (*) so, show up for your life!
- it really is your life; you really can ‘just make up’ a huge amount of it
- and even ‘remake it’ on the fly if you really want to
- think about ‘your word’ before, and as, you give it or declare it
- then keep your word
- if you can’t keep your word, know that you CAN renegotiate – but never just let it slip!
And three powerful questions for all kinds of situations (yes, the order is important):
- In this particular situation, what is working?
- In this particular situation, what is missing?
- In this particular situation, what is next?
Interested in what you think …
(*) Woody Allen full quote: “I made the statement years ago which is often quoted that 80 percent of life is showing up. People used to always say to me that they wanted to write a play, they wanted to write a movie, they wanted to write a novel, and the couple of people that did it were 80 percent of the way to having something happen. All the other people struck out without ever getting that pack. They couldn’t do it, that’s why they don’t accomplish a thing, they don’t do the thing, so once you do it, if you actually write your film script, or write your novel, you are more than half way towards something good happening. So that I was say my biggest life lesson that has worked. All others have failed me.”
Woody Allen WikiQuote link … cool.