I LOST MY SPEEDO

It’s easy to get caught up in the stuff that’s screaming the loudest.

Years ago I was a lifeguard (where is that red Speedo?) and remember knowing that if I ever arrived at an emergency situation, my attention should go to the people who were quiet, not the ones who were screaming for my attention. The people screaming were breathing and conscious, I needed to attend to the ones lying quietly, those were the people we could lose, possibly forever.

We all have things in our lives screaming for our attention and things that are quietly slipping away, possibly forever.

I challenge you today to focus on the things in your life that REALLY matter, not the ones trying the hardest to get your attention.

PLEASE NOTE – NO SPEEDOS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS POST

TOO MUCH TIME ON MY BUT

Until this morning I didn’t realize how much of my life I spend in “but”….”I’d love to get into better shape, but I’m busy”, “I’m  excited about my new keynote, but now that I’m back at school…” and “I’d love to travel more, but I’ve got kids and responsibilities”.

The list goes on and on and on and on and on.

I was challenged this morning by my good friend Claude to replace the word “but” with the word “and”. Suddenly everything changes. “I’d love to get into better shape and I’m really busy”, “I’m really excited about the new keynote and now that I’m back teaching…”

The words are small, the difference is huge and already I’m seeing a LOT more possibilities. I’m changing my vocabulary and getting rid of but, I’ll keep you posted.

Check out more about Claude HERE.