Monthly Archives: June 2012
Keep our Assets Rally in Dunedin, a set on Flickr.
A large rally was held in Dunedin, New Zealand today to protest against the current governments move to sell major New Zealand assets.
To me, the sale of assets in this way, would be like selling the house you live in to pay of debt while hoping that the new owner of your home does not evict you or charge you more for living there.
The sale of assets is a short-sighted solution to a national debt crisis without any consideration of the long-term consequences of the sale on future generations.
How many times have you caught yourself saying “if only I had… then …” ?
The constant striving for more, better or bigger drives many people.
Does obtaining them bring contentment or a bigger hunger?
Do not get me wrong, I do like some comforts in my life, but I wonder at times, that in the process of getting more and more things we miss the point of enjoying and being content with what we have already. What is the point of working so hard for more and more stuff only to not have the time, or health, to enjoy them?
When was the last time you went for a walk, for no reason other than to breath, look at the scenery, relax and switch off your busyness?
Rest and contentment are vital for a healthy and peaceful existence.
Let me challenge you this week to take some time out, whether it is a whole day, half day, an hour, or five minutes, start small as it takes discipline to do nothing. The benefits of a relaxed and rested mind, and body, are great.
If you are a leader, this message is for you and your staff, constant pressure without respite will only lead to burnout. Remember to celebrate the journey.
Don’t let striving for greatness stop you from achieving it.