The Dog Turd of Life
Because everyone at Art of Brill has something to share, so here's my bit.
In one of Andy's books, he writes about life being a precarious walk along a pavement littered with dog turds. Recently, I've been walking life's pavement and there's been more turd than pavement. Yes, it's been a really stinky, sticky couple of months that have sapped my energy and almost (but not quite) sucked the life out of me.
I've found myself thinking, 'is it ever going to get any better?'... I don't deserve this'... and of course, the best one... 'why me?'
I can't be bothered to bore you (or myself again) with the brown and gooey details and instead will share the learning. I've found out that when you come through the other side of the 'Dog Turd of Life'... something magical (yes - magical!!) happens - you find YOU again but this time this 'YOU' is a whole lot better than EVER before. Yeee haaa!!
My friends at 'The Art of Brilliance' call it bouncbackability. I think the posh phrase is 'post-traumatic growth'? Whatever you want to call it, I'm actually grateful for my 'rough months'.
I know I'm getting back to my shiny self again because I'm writing this at midnight. Instead of wanting to be fast asleep, I'm desperate to stay up & write, it's something I haven't had the urge to do in ages but something that I know makes me... 'ME' and also very HAPPY!
The learning is that life will sometimes deal you a brown and sticky situation. It's inevitable. In true personal development speak, take the learning and move on. It's a tremendously satisfying middle finger up to life's problems.
So finally, I guess this blog post is to say thanks 'Dog Turd of Life'. I've learnt a lot, I've grown in resilience and confidence. I'm a better person.
Howdy world.... I'm back and I'm going to shine bigger & brighter than ever before!
Until next time
Posted by: Art of Brill