Taking in a daily dose of awesome sauce at the moment. Fresh from a vacation with my lovely bride celebrating 4 years of continuous wedded bliss. The weather in Cabo San Lucas was tremendous all week – a little breezy at times but juxtaposed with the warmth of our solar system’s star it was by all measures perfect!
Batteries were recharged poolside, the culinary feats of local restaurants were devoured and exercising was kept on track with 32 stairs and a 6-liter water bottle doubling as a kettle bell.
Everybody puts in double the effort in Cabo. The waiters had gift certificates, the managers had deals for every expedition under the Mexican coastal sun, the cigar salesman were shilling “party supplies” and straight up “weed,” “blow.” Your hearts desire could be satiated along the Marina boardwalk. That’s all I’m saying; grateful that appetizers, entrées and desserts filled the void for virtue sake.
Sun to snow as home we go. The powerlessness over Mother Nature was taken in stride. The energy of my clients in the gym the next morning boosted my lack of Vitamin D intake. I love the effort folks put forth at each session and am motivated and inspired by each of their lives and how actively they participate in the good, the bad and the ugly.
Sometimes the wires get crossed, their feet won’t follow instructions. But they take a breath and get back to it. The action overcomes the discoordination which irons itself out a rep or two later. Just awesome. For real. The doing gets it done.
Effort is important. My brain would like me to maintain the status quo or overheat or underperform or bite off more than I can chew. The people God puts in my life show me that the breath will bring me back. I need to show up, take action, put forth effort and the circumstances sort themselves out.
No one has the excuse of “I don’t know how to do that,” anymore. That won’t fly. You can be taught it, look it up, attempt it, try it, watch it, mirror it, mimic it, and by all means Google it. Follow along with a YouTube video or at least, the very least make the effort to find out what the appropriate action is. Then take it.
Sitting and watching life go by may be good for vacations but back in the 9 to 5 which is really 5 to 9 - you got to get in the mix. Fearlessly.
My effort is my power and vice versa. It is powerful to get up and go through the motions on those days that I do not feel like placing any effort at the forefront of my day.
It is the minimal effort that maximizes my time and power to participate in my day, my life. It is the maximal effort that powers me forward.
I got schooled by a former Alcoa employee regarding my novice take on trade, having been made vitally aware that all is not equal in the “Made in China” trade routes – for that I am grateful. I made the effort to learn more, seek information albeit after I chimed in with an opinion. For that I apologize.
What I’m saying is – don’t be dismayed by the circumstances. Don’t be deterred by the naysayers. Don’t sit back and think you know it. Make the effort. You have the power. #YANA
Comedy Store trained, World-travelled, Cul-de-sac-living recovering comedian, husband and tinkerer of tools and time well spent!