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Turning yourself around 180°

By Guy Lawrence

Do you ever feel like your chasing your tail but never really getting any where? Well if you do, don’t lose heart because I’m pretty sure you’re not the only one.

When asking a very wealthy and successful (not just monetarily) person once, what was the key? With a wry smile on his face he said “turn your TV around so it faces the wall”, he then added “if you do the opposite to what most people are doing in life, you’ll end up finding what you’re after”

He might as well have tattooed those words on my fore head, because every time I stop to reflect, I think of this chance meeting and what he had to say.

So after many many days of deliberating and procrastination, I turned the affectionately known ‘idiot box’ around so it faced the wall. And I made the commitment that it would stay that way for the next 12 months. Watching the morning news never really brightened my day before work, and I figured if the sky was to suddenly come tumbling down, I’d soon know about it. If i wanted to watch a movie, I’d go to the cinema, and soaps never really did it for me anyway.

But it wasn’t the TV itself, it was what it represented to me, and that  was distraction. If I was to dig below the surface a little, there were so many things that didn’t align to who i really was, and keeping myself distracted was the tonic I wanted to kick. So if I could begin with the TV, I started to wonder what else I could turn around if i really set my mind to it.

My career, relationships, health, finance, personal growth. Was i really making the most out of them. What if it all came to a screaming halt next week, would i be happy with what I’ve experienced so far? What about learning Spanish, or picking up my guitar that gathers dust in the corner, taking 10 minutes out of the day and giving somebody my time who i’ve not spoken to for a while. Swim with dolphins, helicopter ride the Grand Canyon. Is it possible to seize the day, every day, have that well orchestrated balance and live in the moment but with one eye the prize (whatever that may be).

So if there’s a nagging feeling rattling around inside yourself, and some of the above could do with some minor/major tweaking, then just maybe you should consider going in the opposite direction and turning yourself around 180°.

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