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- I am content with where I am
- I can feel no pain
- I don’t need a thing
- I not hungry, tired or worried about the laundry
Ever stop and think about this, actually think that many days we moan over what is going on in our lives, without realizing that the fact that we have things to moan about means that we are alive, and alive is a good thing!
I learned this lesson in high school. I had a great co-op job collecting billing forms from the ER of a local trauma hospital. The job had me sitting in the middle of the ER for several hours each afternoon, my workspace was a four by five photo mat like booth (bullet proof) in the middle of the treatment area. Hard to put the words around the experience, but it would suffice to say I learned a lot about life from that booth. What comes to mind today is the reaction that the nurses had to a person in pain. They did not work to eliminate that pain until they knew what was going on, pain was viewed as a good thing, pain meant the patient still had systems that were working. What a great lesson to apply to our life, I wonder why we tend to spend so much time trying to be comfortable? Isn’t being alive about getting out of our comfort zone, and yes sometimes going through painful moments?
I believe this concept works as we run our businesses. Wouldn’t it be nice if everything worked well? That we never felt uncomfortable or out of sorts in anyway? And yes we would all like to avoid the pain of losing a deal, but as we wish for such things, are we wishing to be dead?
My grandpa would like to provide the parting thought here…he used to say, “Don’t worry about hitting the box tired and worn out, it is padded and comfortable.” A bit of a warped sense of humor in play here, the “box” he referred to was a coffin.