You might recall my post written back in November of last year, called “Stop Talking About It.” The election was over and it was time to finally say it, “The next president has been chosen; it’s time to move on.”
I received so many emails from that post. Friends who loved it told me they agreed that we need to get past all the hate and move on; the choice had been made. Others wrote to tell me, as a Christian with a blog like this as a platform, it was time to stand up and talk about the wrongs in our world.
I wanted to use this last lesson from the band, the Eagles, to talk about how this song can teach us a lesson about life. Many people, like Don Henley mentioned in this song, are still looking in our world for a hand out, not a hand up. They still are pointing fingers, talking about how it can’t be done, how they can’t because someone else did something.
So many people in our world are still crying “victim”; they are waiting for someone else to solve their problems. People want success, they want it now, and feel they deserve it.
We want the easy road; we no longer want to pay the price. We are impatient and we want it NOW, like it was a microwavable product. We want the elevator to take us to success; we feel the stairs are outdated.
We want perfection from others, yet we want to be forgiven for our mistakes. We want equality for everyone, yet we want to be the exception to the rule. We want Karma to catch up to others, but hate it when Karma gets us.
It is time to get over ourselves, to make the change start with the man or woman in our very mirror. It’s time to get over what has happened to us in the past, get over the person who did us wrong. It’s time to get over the fact that things didn’t go our way.
I don’t know what it is in life that gets you upset, but you need to change you to get over it. I don’t know what needs to change in your life, but maybe you need to open up to someone a coach or mentor who can take a look from an outside view and help you get that person in the mirror fixed.
When I started writing this post, there were so many things I wanted to put in, but I needed to shorten it to keep the focus on the main point. If you are spending your time pointing fingers in any way in life, in business, in your world, you need to get over it and get back to pointing the finger at you.
As we close out this week I leave you with the challenge I left in the post in November. If you cannot fix something, then focus on what you can fix. Decide today that you will make the changes you can make and stop pointing the finger at the changes you want others to make. Over this weekend think about that; let me know where you feel you need to change, and how I can help.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and enjoy the journey you are on. Are you ready to fix you and make 2013 rock?