The news this week has been tough, so tough that I could not watch it anymore. The world has been filled with so many stories of people who lost hope. They feel that their world is over, it’s the end.
When I was thinking of this week, there were so many ideas I wanted to share, so many things that have happened this year that I want to talk about. There’s also the fact that the entire world is watching the Mayan calendar and talking about how this coming Friday, asking “Will it be the end of the world?”
I know I’ve written things about this before, so I wanted to make a week of just basic thought of the end of the world and what to do when you face the end of the world.
The loss of hope is the worse thing that can happen to any person. As an entrepreneur, it’s the kiss of death to any business idea you have. When hope is gone from your business it becomes the end of the world.
But the title of today’s post is about more than just the end of the world. Yes it is the title of a great R.E.M song from the 1990s. When we look at the words, we often only read “end of the world” but miss the second part: “as we know it.”
Losing hope is only the end of the world as the person who has lost hope knows it. You see, others cannot or may not see the end. They are not facing the loss of hope the hopeless person sees.
While we are all still searching for the reasons behind the massive heartbreak of events that happened at Sandy Brooke school in Newtown, CT. Each time I see something like this, it reminds me of the times I’ve spent talking to people who were thinking of suicide and just ending life because of the fact that something went wrong and they find no other hope in this world but to end life.
Then I am reminded of the lyrics of another great song from the ‘90s that said every new beginning comes after another beginning’s end.
These posts this week will be a few other random thoughts on ends of the world as we know it. I hope that someone reading this finds hope in a new beginning. The year 2012 brought so many new beginnings to my life and business. I am thankful for everyone.
Yes, the endings brought some sorrow to see them go, but I had to focus on the new beginning. If you have no beginning then the best hope I can give is there is a new beginning out there you need to be hopeful for it.
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. Are you ready to do what it takes to become the RockStar in your world?