Don’t Die Waiting for Time to Standstill

My first Don’t Die book traversed the true story of business loss and health loss.  The second Don’t Die book recounted the true story of a transformative 31 days of positive life change.  My third book is awaiting a vibrant true story that traverses and recounts a life experience that implores us all not to wait to begin living the life we desire – at whatever level that may be. 

While I am waiting, I block out several days a week to write.  I put the task on my calendar, with a time block and location. I usually go to a café to write in the morning.  This technique (setting a time and place — not necessary a cafe in the morning) is part of Peter Bergman’s, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. 

When I arrived at my writing date today, I first checked emails (which, by the way, is exactly what I am NOT supposed to do to stay focused).  When I read Silver Rose’s email blog, I paused.   During the pause, I attempted to imagine what it would be like if I was one of people described in the blog.  The story Silver told was of a married couple in their 50’s who were both get diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer on the same day.  It was surreal just reading the story, so imagining it actually happening was just too difficult.  I am grateful I could not imagine that happening.  But happen it did, to a couple Silver met.

What was not difficult was appreciating the synchronistic nature of the events:  I am waiting for a story that will inspire others not to wait to live the life they want, and an email comes explaining such a story (I am not going to write that story, but I do appreciate the synchronistic nature of events.)

It is that noticing, that shift in awareness, which helps move our perspective forward. 

Dr. Success Challenge:  What story caught your attention today?  What was your noticing attempting to tell you? 

To read Silver’s full blog click here:

P.S.  For all those inspired to donate, I will send a signed copy of Don’t Die with Your Song Unsung.  Just send me your donation receipt and address. 

Thank you and please remember to Time Stands Still for No One…so Don’t Die Waiting for it to start giving, living, and loving every moment.

About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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