As we enter our formidable years, where goals both large and small are achieved on a daily basis, experience and knowledge are in abundance and wisdom spills from our cups- it’s easy to be complacent. or at the very least, unguided. After all, what is our vision for our future now?
I have learned so much at Denver Country Club over the past two years- but the most important thing I’ve learned is that attitude is everything. The experience of our lives is created by our individual attitudes and approaches everyday. I’ve seen a lot of different types of attitudes at DCC, but most notably, I’ve seen the attitude of my Thursday spinners 😉
I’ve taught 6am spin for over a year with a great group of core riders that show up weekly. We don’t miss it if we’re in town. Every Thursday morning is our time, our ride, and our tunes. It’s a phenomenal group that I genuinely love and I’m lucky to be a part of it- Our workouts are always solid because the attitudes are always solid… regardless of how much wine we drank the night before!
I was lucky enough to experience the attitude of some of these members on an even deeper level, away from the club this winter when they invited me on a tour of their home mountain, Vail. It was a fantastic day driven mostly by their attitudes.
When we showed up to the mountain that day we all had a pretty simple choice to make- How were we going to show up? Of course there were a couple thousand binary decisions about what to eat for breakfast, time of arrival, meeting locale, parking situation, etc.- but how we chose to show up preemptively determined how all of that would go.
Good mood or bad mood? Friendly or nasty? With or without grace? Patient or agitated? Kind or rude? Compassionate? Angry? Stressed? Delighted? Joyful?
We are, however, who we are choosing to be every second of every day. Our lives are a culmination of these choices. You have never relinquished the ability to choose- for instance- no matter how long you’ve practiced being rude, you can choose to start practicing something different today, which would certainly alter your results.
This second and every second from here on out- Know that you have the opportunity to consciously choose to be who you want to be. We all have the ability, choice and responsibility to be our best selves. To share all of our gifts with the world around us.
When we show up being that best self- our best self- we bring our best attitudes and have our best times.
Whether you’re spinning, skiing, golfing, working, eating, chatting, playing bridge or just hanging out with family- by choosing your best attitude consciously- Peace is inevitable.
The reason for Life Mapping is very simple… Coaches, mentors, gurus, change agents, counselors will all tell you that in order to move forward towards a future that is desirable- one must first create a desirable vision of the future. Makes total sense right? But, How many people have actually gotten clear on their vision?
Without putting time and imagination into where we are headed and why it is so important that we get there, it will be very easy to, either never take a step forward in ANY direction, or quit as soon as the first difficulty or challenge arises.
There ARE going to be challenges and there ARE going to be things that must be figured out… The clearer the vision and the stronger the reason create our ability to push forward through these challenges- To see solutions where others see problems, to actually MOVE in any direction at all…
Life Maps are a particularly powerful tool because they are created solely by the client… The words that are put on that map, the goals, even the map template itself are all chosen by the creator of the map… My Life Map is labeled Tim’s Life Map for a reason- I created it– It’s because of this simple fact, that it works.
The things that end up on a map are commited to because they are chosen by the creator
Choice comes from nothing and, therefore- choice leads to commitment and follow-through, results and our personal belief in our future potential
The Truth is– what we choose, declare and focus on ultimately leads to our results– whether we choose to believe it or not 😉