On my way home the other evening, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of these perfectly parked, perfectly straight and perfectly aligned ‘boris bikes’. I thought there was a real beauty in the symmetry and perspective, and I congratulated myself on what I thought was another great and quick addition to my ever-growing collection of photos on my Iphone ; a hobby of mine I suppose, just trying to capture the moment in pictures.
However when I looked at the photo a few days later, I started to think about how so many of us want to be like these bikes, perfectly straight and perfectly aligned. Fitting in? Well, craving and seeking a sense of belonging is one thing, but learning to find your own rhythm in life, is something else. And I’m not talking about fitting in with others necessarily, well not today anyway. But more to do with finding your balance; your pace; your success habits; taking a tried and tested method and making it yours.
Putting this into an entrepreneurial context, say you are working with your highly successful mentor, and you are developing excellent habits by watching and duplicating. However, you have to find your own flow, and to do that you need to be clear on your personality, your style, your preferred language, all those things that make you uniquely you. What I have had in mind lately, is trying to find and maintain balance between the weekly plan of income-producing activity fitted into the nooks and crannies of my weekly life, and the sometimes compromising physical limitations of my body. What to do? I know that I am full of stubborn determination, which I believe is an asset in business, but perhaps less so when my health is at stake?
So, I am working on re-dressing the balance. As I get older, I understand more how the level of health and strength in my body is directly proportionate to my levels of happiness and joy and gratitude, and these core values are what keeps me in the right flow for my business and life. So, I am finding my own rhythm, and I know that this is important for my long-term success in business and in life. I am a work-in-progress, but a happy work-in-progress, enjoying my journey. Have YOU found your rhythm?
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