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Too Many Rules!
 
On Sunday I came to a realisation about something that I think I have been pondering without really knowing it the last few weeks.  It was about being happy.  In the past, I have placed so many conditions so many rules on what must be for me to be happy.  When I achieve this I will be happy.  When I ….. then I will be happy.  When I have created a system to change every childs’ life then I can be happy.  All I have to do is change the world and I’ll be happy.  This is how I thought.  These were the rules I had created.  I thought that if I let my standards drop then I wouldn’t achieve the goals I had.  Essentially I was afraid that if I let myself be happy then I might not achieve the level of success I expected of myself.
 
The realisation came courtesy of an 18 month old child.  I always learn the most important lessons from kids.  He was riding his trike along the footpath with his dad trailing behind, massive smile on his face.  He didn’t need a specific reason to be happy, there weren’t any rules for him.  He was just happy.
 
What I have now realised is that I can just be happy.   It doesn’t mean I dont still strive for the same high standards, it just means that I choose to be happy while I strive for those goals. So now I choose to be happy.  I don’t need the tumour to be gone for me to be happy.  I can have cancer and be happy too.  When I am not feeling super happy, its pretty easy to get back – all I have to do is think about that child.  Or I ask myself what I could be happy about.  Its not hard to come up with an answer to that - I have great friends, family, and people in my life. I am adding this question to my morning routine to make sure I start the day in the best possible frame to really live the day, I encourage you to add it to yours. What could you be happy about?  
 
Cameron.
 
Yes I have cancer, yes I am happy!
You can follow my journey and get some great resources here: www.facebook.com/mykarateschool

Too Many Rules!

 

On Sunday I came to a realisation about something that I think I have been pondering without really knowing it the last few weeks.  It was about being happy.  In the past, I have placed so many conditions so many rules on what must be for me to be happy.  When I achieve this I will be happy.  When I ….. then I will be happy.  When I have created a system to change every childs’ life then I can be happy.  All I have to do is change the world and I’ll be happy.  This is how I thought.  These were the rules I had created.  I thought that if I let my standards drop then I wouldn’t achieve the goals I had.  Essentially I was afraid that if I let myself be happy then I might not achieve the level of success I expected of myself.

 

The realisation came courtesy of an 18 month old child.  I always learn the most important lessons from kids.  He was riding his trike along the footpath with his dad trailing behind, massive smile on his face.  He didn’t need a specific reason to be happy, there weren’t any rules for him.  He was just happy.

 

What I have now realised is that I can just be happy.   It doesn’t mean I dont still strive for the same high standards, it just means that I choose to be happy while I strive for those goals. So now I choose to be happy.  I don’t need the tumour to be gone for me to be happy.  I can have cancer and be happy too.  When I am not feeling super happy, its pretty easy to get back – all I have to do is think about that child.  Or I ask myself what I could be happy about.  Its not hard to come up with an answer to that - I have great friends, family, and people in my life. I am adding this question to my morning routine to make sure I start the day in the best possible frame to really live the day, I encourage you to add it to yours. What could you be happy about? 

 

Cameron.

 

Yes I have cancer, yes I am happy!

You can follow my journey and get some great resources here: www.facebook.com/mykarateschool

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