Back for another day in our 8 part series of living your ideal life. As we mentioned yesterday int all in the planning, you have to learn to change with the times well today we will learn how I changed with the times to help me move forward and keep from stressing out.
I DON’T DO LINES
When it comes to a calm, peaceful life, it’s a planned life. Two things come to mind on this:
- The old saying “poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part”
- Stop the blame game.
I will have to admit this is the reason that I started the subject of an ideal life. It happened while walking through the grocery store; I realized that I go to the self-serve line and go to a store at a time of the day when there are few customers. Each and every morning I spend about an hour at a Starbucks, reading, writing, and planning my life. This Starbucks is somewhat busy and very close to the part of Dallas where all the sports teams play. But each day when I walk in, there are at most 1 or 2 people in line in front of me. They start to make my coffee before I even get to the counter. Now this is a planned event on my part. I do this by not going when everyone is in a mad rush to get somewhere. And I tip them well, plus I always offer them a word of encouragement. So by planning my visits when there aren’t many people there, I am making sure I don’t stand in lines. With a little planning you can make it so you don’t either.
So what does this have to do with the whole concept of an Ideal life? Try planning your life around those events which stress you out. If you are always late to work, try leaving the house 10 minutes early and then when you get to work sit and have a relaxing cup of coffee when you get there before starting your shift. If you know that traffic is backed up on a route you take each day, find another route, or plan your day to not be stuck in the same area.
As far as the blame thing, it’s not the person who is making your coffee’s fault that you are late for work, don’t give them a hard time because their world is busy like yours. Instead, change your habits to make your life more peaceful.
You see its all easy if you set your life up to avoid those petty things that annoy you. By taking the lines, or waiting in line for those things that do not matter I was able to not stand in line. Join us tomorrow when we learn how to take this to a level when we do get stuck in those lines, with BEEE PATIENT.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.