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My Journey to Newfoundland

As I am on the street downtown Toronto, my cellphone beeps. It's an email coming. I stop a bit to check what it is about and find out it is from a Speakers' Bureau I have been working with. Then I think: "This is going to be good stuff" 

The first few sentences get me so excited. An organization in Newfoundland is looking for a speaker next week for an event they are having. I almost jump for joy with a high expectation to travel to Newfoundland, until I find out the meeting will be on....Skype! I really don't like technology lol.

Maybe next time!

Yes, the meeting will be on Skype, but I am still excited even though I won't fly to Newfoundland. I get to do what I love to do. That is what is the most important thing.

Anyways...

Today, I received a quote that I thought was full of wisdom. It is from one of my favourite authors and speakers: Wayne Dyer. It goes like this:

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift.
Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle
to keep you from growing. You get to choose."

It is funny, because I was listening to Tony Robbins yesterday, and he was talking about the same thing. We were given a power that no other species on the planet have. It's called the power of choice. We have absolute power to choose our thoughts. It took me a very long time to realize this: I get to choose the way I think about ANY situation that happens to me.

I can feel sorry for myself, I can blame the whole world, or simply, I can decide that this too shall pass, maybe some time down the road I will come to realize that it was not that bad after all. It was part of a Master Plan that I was not aware of at the time, and only looking back I will be able to connect the dots.

I can also choose to let go of the past, not think much about the future, and simply live in the now. I can choose that. I have that power. I think you have it too. That's the beauty.

Moral of the story? Do you want to live in the now? Just check your email and you will be on Skype.


Always a pleasure

Patrick
The Journeyman



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