2016 is the Year of “Happy” at Lexicon. We’ve taken on the challenge of helping you find more of your own, bringing you holistic tips and techniques to help you find not only professional success but personal fulfillment. At the beginning of this month we launched a challenge to get that going.
Day fifteen of the 30 Day Life Challenge…
The quote that got this all started is “People don’t go out and live, but they expect life results.” We want you to start getting the results you want and we know there will be humps along the way. We say embrace them!
It’s Hump Day
Not only is this Wednesday, it’s also the middle of our 30 Day Life Challenge. So we thought it would be appropriate to address the hump in the room. It’s always hard to get over the midway point. You’re quite a distance from your starting point but it doesn’t seem like you’re anywhere the finish line either. But that’s the beauty of it. You’re at the most exciting point in the ride. The place where you can see the farthest and have the experience to understand the landscape–you know what you need to do to finish and you can sit back for a moment and enjoy how far you’ve already come.
Now you could also think of it as an exhausting place, or today you can think of it as an exhilarating spot.
Hit the Humps Running
There are many humps popping up on streets all across my area, to protect major walkways, to slow drivers in school zones and playground areas. These are not speed bumps, they are wide humps! And I love them. They make me slow down, but they still give me a little bumpy-castle feeling as I can’t help but jolt over them. They are made as a deterrent for reckless driving, but they don’t deter my enjoyment of driving. Some drivers avoid them, I slowly barrel over them.
Today, find a hump and happily run (jump) over it, catch some air, feel that moment of excitement as you go over the top. Savor that moment when you are at your highest point. It’s really at the middle–not the end. Right now is your moment of glory.
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