0

Just Quit = Letting Go

To JUST QUIT is Not the Same as Giving Up.   It is Letting Go of What is Not Working. Letting Go is the Opposite of Holding On Below is a practical example of the difference between holding on and letting go: Look around and find something that is near to you and pick it up. Hold on to it REALLY TIGHT.  How does that feel? How do you feel holding on really tightly to whatever you picked up? Are you in any discomfort? Is there stress on your hand, or on your arm? Do you feel the tension? I know it hurts…so now…Let Go of It. How did…

0

The Secret Is Letting Go

  Letting go is a secret to a happy life. Letting go means you’re okay with what happens. It is being okay with the results…whatever they are. It is allowing things to work themselves out and being okay with HOW they work out. Letting go is the opposite of holding on. But in order to learn the art of letting go you have to go through knowing what it feels like to hold on to what you want, what you desire, how you think things should go…then…let go of all of that. It is not easy.  It is actually hard…

0

The Past Is A Place of Reference

For those who want to “just quit” this a special time of the year.  It’s a time of year when you have a few days/maybe even a week or two off  of work. It’s a reprieve. It’s a time to reboot. It’s a time to realize that what was the past, does not have to be your future.  You can choose. You can decide.  Sure, you’ll have to go back to work; but not tomorrow you don’t. Tomorrow wake-up and be thankful that you made it thru the year and that next year can and will be different.  Why…because…are you willing…

0

Being Grateful For Your Journey

“We can look upon a road from two different points of view. One regards it as dividing us from the object of our desire. In that case, we count every step of our journey over it as something obtained by force in the face of obstruction. The other sees it as the road which leads us to our destination, and as such, it is part of our goal. It is already the beginning of our attainment, and by journeying over it, we can only gain that which within itself it offers to us.”  —Rabindranath Tagore  On the road of “LETTING…

0

Letting Come A Life Until You Can “Just Quit”

Sometimes you have to start building before you are allowed to let go of what is not working. Daily after reviewing the Just Quit survey results I realize that most people feel HOPELESS because they: Hate or feel burned out with what they are currently doing; and Don’t know what they are passionate about; or Can’t seem to do what they are passionate about and make enough money doing that thing.  I mean basically that is what is boils down to for folks who find this blog.  Even if folks are not at the point of typing into google something that…

0

Deciding To Be Happy & Uniquely You

Today, whatever day you find this post and read it – DECIDE to be happy — just try it for a day.   Don’t worry about why you aren’t happy, can’t be happy, shouldn’t be happy — just “pretend” like you ARE happy. Half of  the battle of “being” happy is being okay with who you are right here and now and knowing that you are working towards finding your place in the world. You might not be where you want to be, but just be where you are.  Just for today, forget about being miserable in your job.  Forget…

0

Embrace the Suck

“Embrace the Suck” is a military term. Occasionally I hear military stuff  while working in a law enforcement environment with guys who were or are still in the military in some capacity.  “Embrace the Suck” is a fascinating concept actually.  When they are in a war like Iraq or Afghanistan, things are going to suck  from time to time.  They have to get through it whether they like it or not.  They can’t avoid it.  They have to deal with the stuff that sucks. One of my guru’s Joseph Campbell said the same thing (albeit a little more eloquently): “We’re in a…