Wishing your life away

Getting into a lift in London one Thursday morning the other week I heard a worker greet his colleague with a hearty “Weekend’s nearly here!”

“Not for me, it’s not!” I thought with a chuckle, “I’ve got a full day of meetings today, and then the exciting possibilities of a trade show on Friday.”

That got me thinking about how often we wish our lives away by focusing on some future event and not on what grand and glorious adventures we can have today. It’s the beginning of October and people are already talking about how many “sleeps” it is until Christmas, completely bypassing the fun and games of Halloween and (in the UK at least) Bonfire/Fireworks/Guy Fawkes Night.

And what’s all this nonsense about “sleeps” anyway? If sleeping is the most remarkable part of your day, the bit that you count, then it really is time for you to get a life! How’s about we wake up and focus on what we can get up to during each and every day instead?

Of course, the whole “Weekend’s nearly here” with two whole working days to go thing is because we’re led to believe that it’s normal to live just for the weekend. Because so many people are so far out of alignment with their work that it doesn’t feel like the real you that’s doing it.

And whatever you do during those two remaining work days has little connection with what you’re here on the planet to do, so it doesn’t feel important or meaningful. It’s just dead time.

I think it’s a terrible indictment of modern work that so many folk have to spend the great majority of their week just going through the motions, desperate for the weekend and their real life to hurry up and arrive.

I’m out to change that. Who’s with me?


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Andrew Horder

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