Are the doors closing before they’ve opened?

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Are you afraid that just as the doors were opening for you and work opportunities were presenting themselves – you were seeing a bright future opening up before you, after years of hard work and study – the doors seem to be closing? Your Phd is nearly finished but all that is at risk because pain is threatening to put everything on hold.

You have tried everything, all the experts, strong painkillers and there is no change. Your life is being limited just as it was beginning. Will you be able to enter the workplace at all?

Or are you being faced with having to stop work when you can’t afford to – there’s the mortgage to pay, school…….

This was the situation that faced David, one of my students, some years ago. He was in his final year at university – an artistic and very talented guy who was in severe pain. So much so that that there was every chance that he would not complete his degree and would be unable to complete his portfolio for the finals. He was in a bad way. He rang me up wanting the problem to be fixed. So he came for a series of lessons – I am an educator not a fixer! He thought his future was in ruins. He couldn’t see any other way of being than the way he had always been.

Gradually he saw that changing WAS a possibility and the doors swung open. Many years later he is fulfilling his dreams – a success in his field and much in demand. And WINDSURFING! You should see the photo he sent me – a caption underneath saying ‘I never thought I would be doing this!’

More on this later this week.

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Taking on a challenge!

Watching the Rio Olympics shows up the courage needed for the athletes to compete at the highest level.    The athletes have to make a real commitment to the training which is TOUGH.   And then they have one day or one event in which to prove themselves.  It’s over in a flash. Everything is transient – everything is ephemeral.

I have loved watching the cyclists in the road race – and the synchronised divers.  The gymnasts were phenomenal.   There is such an element of beauty as they fly through the air fearlessly.   It seems effortless.  And they seem to be light as a feather.  It looks so easy that you forget how much work has gone into reaching that standard of competence.

And that’s the secret – it seems easy!    Letting the head lead and the body follow …. it’s so beautiful to see.

This is the joy of something like the Olympics – every four years the best in the world come together to compete and showcase their skill and ease.

And taking on any challenge requires courage and commitment.   It would be so tempting to stay where we are and never to move on or move forward.   But the thrill of taking a risk outweighs the safety of staying put!

SO take the risk – go for the adventure – it will be worth it, I promise you.

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