What a rainy, gloomy day I woke up to today. The perfect day for a movie!
I love my movies and was really looking forward to the new Batman movie. The plan was set in stone, I was in! On to the internet to check out the show times. And then I was hit with the carnage of the midnight showing in Colorado. The largest mass shooting in US history. Wow. 71 people shot, 12 of which (so far) are dead. Crazy.
I re-read my post from yesterday and thought to myself that life really can be unpredictable and sometimes cut short for senseless and stupid reasons.
Would I re-think my plan. Nope. It’s one of the main reasons I do this business. Network Marketing allows me to live my life on my own terms. To take the opportunities to stop and just do something I want to do when I want to do it. Insensitive? Maybe. There are terrible things going on all over the world.
But there are wonderful things happening too!
The news will beat this story to death. It will be everywhere for weeks to come. Pundits going back and forth about gun control, about mental capacity. They will be disecting this and grabbing their 15 minutes of fame. Sickening.
The best way to deal with this in my opinion is to honour the victims by giving ZERO time to the a-hole that did this to them. Let’s spend our time getting to know the victims. Their triumphs, their dreams. Let’s give our energy to consoling and loving their families and communities. What will the news people feed us? I bet they continue to feed us everything there is to know about the shooter. They will keep his memory alive in the news forever. And the victims will slowly fall into obscurity.
Hounour the victims by pausing, taking stock, getting your priorities straight, reminding yourself about what’s important to you and then get on with your life.
Examine what you are doing… today. Are you doing what you want or are you a slave to circumstances beyond your control. Perhaps it’s time to look at a long term exit strategy from your day-to-day?
Aren’t we all just looking for a little Freedom?
Thank you Max for giving me the vehicle to do just that.
Carpe Diem my friends… and turn off the news!
Life is Fragile.