Thursday, October 27, 2011

This is not a post about today's 'events' in our industry...

This is not a motivational piece. 

This isn't a beautiful rhetorical flourish designed to make you feel okay about life and things which may have happened to you, and it's not a piece designed to invoke optimism. 

It's not a piece designed to say, "hey, shit happens and this happened for a reason."

It's a piece about life. 

YOUR life. 

As it is right now, this existence that you're living in. Your world, such as it is, right now. 

If you're working, do you live to work? Or, are you working to live? 

If you recently found yourself fired, RIF'fed, eliminated, blown out, downsized, laid off,  "involuntarily making a life change" when it comes to the job, are you using this opportunity to evaluate the life you've been living, now that in some ways you've got your life back? 

Too often, we've been held hostage to this idea that we can't control our destiny, that we can't control our fate. That our future is in someone else's hands someplace up the corporate totem pole or in the hierarchy. 

It's not. It's in yours. It - your life - has always been in your hands. The control you choose to exercise over it... now, that's a different story, and that's what this post is really all about.

Take control of your life. Take control of your right now.

No matter what happens, take hold of your life. In doing so, you'll design your destiny. Refuse to be defined by "things" and don't let, as my boss would say, "anyone put you in a box..." 

Take back your life. Do it now. Working, not working, you've got the time. Choose to get it done. 

Thanks for reading. You're in my thoughts and prayers. 


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