Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Push all your own buttons......

   Steve Chandler starts chapter 8 of  "100 Ways to Motivate Yourself" with a description of the cockpit of an airliner. All the buttons dials and levers that the pilot uses to get us smoothly and safely from A to B and how, if we happened  to hear one pilot say to the other, "remind me what those buttons do again?" the journey wouldn't feel so smooth and safe.
   He then goes on to say that many of us move through life not really knowing what and where all our own buttons, dials and levers are and if we did, we would fly smoother and safer. So get to know what pushes your buttons. If its a song that lifts you. Don't wait for it to come on the radio. Buy it, record it, have it somewhere close. Then play it, to lift your spirits or motivate you, as often as you need it. It may be something else. A walk, a passage from a book, a smell. Whatever it is, bring it closer. Use that lever.
   In other news. I woke up to the news that Robin Williams was dead. It's sad to think that someone so talented, smart and funny ends their life. Unable to reach out for help and unable to believe that there is help. There is still along way to go. RIP Robin.
The faster we move onwards and upwards, we'll find answers gain more and lose less.

1 comment:

  1. I surround myself with things that make me feel good. Sometimes there is so much of it that my life is too cluttered. I'm trying right now to change that, keeping the things that make me happy... but not so many of them.

    It's really a good analogy, the buttons. I hadn't thought of it that way before.
    Now, how do you get people to STOP pushing your buttons when you don't want them pushed? Hmm.