Every so often I get stuck in neutral and start coasting along. Then over time I notice something falling off.
It could be the excitement or quality of relationships (closeness to Marlene, Jared & Tianna, and friends). It could be health-getting a little soft-or just not feeling as strong as I used to. And it could be in my joy (I really enjoy my work and do not think I will ever want to retire). But when the 12 and 16 hour days start to take their toll, joy fades away.
Then all of the sudden, I realize what is happening and I need to stop, take a deep breath and ask myself a couple of key questions:
1) Which areas of my life do I feel I am stuck in neutral?
2) What am I putting my time and life efforts into? Are they the right things that I should be investing in at this season in my life?
I’m not just talking business.
I’m talking people: marriage, kids, friendships, and the people I am coaching and mentoring.
Am I stuck in neutral when it comes to my physical, mental, spiritual life? What about finances: savings vs spending and giving to the needs all around, verses “It’s all about me?”
I’m also talking about personal energy. Sometimes it just seems that I have spent all my energy and have nothing left at the end of the day/week/month.
I can actually get stuck in neutral and just take things for granted, rather than celebrating the good things in life, and all that God has blessed me with.
So, if you are tracking with me, are there areas that you are stuck in neutral and what are you going to do about it?
Your friends in the business,
Larry & Marlene
PS I think I just gave myself a headache just writing down all areas that need work. I’m going to choose 3 and work on fixing them first. as my Grandpa said, “Fight the good fight. Run the race. Keep the faith.”