Enjoy the ride
Enjoy the ride
Life is like a roller coaster according to the an old saying, you have to enjoy the ups as well as the downs.
No doubt we are facing some of the most challenging times of our lives. Of course, we have witnessed recessions in the past, but nothing as disruptive and widespread as the pandemic.
No smooth sailing
But what can we do? The current situation is out of our controls, well as citizens. A lockdown is what it is. So what do we do? We must buckle down and continue to strive forward. Time does not respect the pandemic, it matches on irrespective of the situation. We must do the same, keep on moving forward. If you have a plan to start your own business or have a big plan, you must not slow down. Nothing lasts forever, so even the bad times are only temporary.
Some of the thriving businesses now were started during recessions or economic downturns. There is never going to be the perfect time to start a business, so don’t wait for the time to be perfect, make the time perfect for your business.
Making the best of every situation
‘Enjoy the ride’ is really about making the best of every situation. Yes of course the road may be bumpy, but when we focus our mind on the beautiful scenery or the destination, we forget about the hardship on the way.
In his book ‘Obstacle is the way’, Ryan Holiday talks about focusing on each step of the way rather than the whole difficult task. The big tasks can easily overwhelm us, but broken into small manageable tasks, we can easily celebrate the completion of each task as we move towards the main goal.
We know that anything that leads to great result or achievement must involve a lot of hard-work and perseverance. Challenges, obstacles and hard graft go together, but at the end of these lay the immense satisfaction and fulfilment.
Have the pleasure in attacking
Attack your obstacles, overcome your challenges, fight a good fight because you know you can enjoy the sweet aroma of success when you reach your goal. It is good to have a great plan and dream of the future, but it starts by doing the little things you have to do well. Doing everything you well today means that you have a reputation of doing your best in any role. If you are a cleaner, then be the best. Do that one thing well and with pride.
It is always better to play to our strengths. It will help to develop our genius. The most important thing in life is to enjoy the ride. We are on a journey that we need to explore for as long as we can.
You may also be interested in my blog about never thinking of retiring. Why do you you need to pack things up when you can continue to have fun. Yes, you can pack up one form of work, but that must quickly be replaced by you pursuing that passion you have always wanted. The book you have always put aside or the new business you have always wanted to start.