Friday, 21 July 2017

FOOD FOR THOUGHT.


If you're going out to eat but you don't like the menu options, do you still go there to eat anyway or do you decide to find something better/ more suitable for you to enjoy your evening? If you do decide to eat there anyway, if you are unhappy with the food, quality or service, do you ignore it and continue to waste your time and money on something so unsatisfactory or do you complain and demand replacements, refunds, exchanges? Do you continue to visit the same establishment based on your previous poor experience or do you avoid it and tell your friends to do the same?
Why is it that we seem so much more concerned about minor things such as eating out than we are about our lives? Why will we turn away from a restaurant because we don't like what we see, yet we continue on a path in life that is equally as unappealing? Why do we fight for our rights as a paying customer when we are unhappy with our service/experience yet we don't fight for our own success and happiness and opportunities in life which cost us dearly in time? Why do we always prioritise the small picture when the big picture is the most important? Why does fighting for our future and livelihood seem such an unimportant, overwhelming or impossible task that it takes a back-seat to the minor and insignificant moments that we use as mirages in our arid existences?
Don't get me wrong, the little things and moments are important and meaningful and they can create a wealth of cherished memories and a valuable and enriched life but they need to be interlinked with your life on a larger scale. They need to embellish your life, not create it.
If you don't like the look of your life right now, then don't keep going forward with it, change it. If you're not happy with a situation or position that you're in now,  then fight your way out of it.  You have a right to be happy, a right to success, a right to achieve, a right to want something different, something better and most importantly a right to believe in yourself, want for yourself and try for yourself.  No one will fight for you the way that you can and no one can inspire you if you don't want to be motivated and encouraged.
Stop settling for less than you want, less than you're happy with and less than you deserve. Fight for yourself, fight for your life, fight for your future and fight for your happiness. Love yourself, you deserve it! 😁

4 comments:

  1. I believe when we are complaining about something minor we hide behind the shield that is "we are the customer" and the "customer is always right" The little things we have that protection. When it comes to challenging the larger worries and issues we tend not to have that armour to hide behind. For eg if you wanted to challenge your boss or partner you could end up losing your job or relationship. Great blog gets the mind thinking. Lee propertyparent.org

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    1. Thanks Lee for your response. I know it's very easy for me to sit and write about taking charge of life and I'm well aware that it's not at all an easy thing to do, though I wonder how effective hiding behind shields actually is? There's a quote from the Dalai Lama that has stayed with me for a long time and it always leads me to think...'if I die tomorrow, am I happy with today?'
      “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama

      Glad you enjoyed the post! Thankyou.

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