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 😉
In Physics, work involves applying force to move an object. Or changing the state of an object. You can see real work in the picture in a number of examples — the men carrying bags of grain to the mill, the waterwheel being moved by the flowing water, the women scooping up water to carry it back to the village.
When a person doesn’t change the state of anything, are they doing real work? A truck driver isn’t doing the real work; the truck is moving the load. Knowledge workers never do any real work.
So what? Most of us do no real work yet we change the state of things. Mind over matter. That is the direction that human work has been taking since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution 300 years ago — and the trend is still continuing. Technology is taking over changing the state of things — automated share trading for example.
We need to rethink why humans must work. Without work are we even human?
Hard to believe but true. In 1990 I did a futuristic study of technology in 2020 with Dr James Martin and we completely missed the Internet as it exists today. Jim was a technology guru but the dynamics of essentially free worldwide transmission of information eluded him.
We are all in that same situation today when it comes to AI and Robotics. We can’t imagine that we may create beings that will be like us, and even replace us in most things we do today. Why would you want to hire a person to drive a truck or fly a plane — or operate complex machinery or any kind? Why depend on the shaky hands of a human surgeon?
Why does man need to do any work, if he can create beings to do it for him?
How long will it take for AI driven Robots to become not only real but preferred?
It takes the human race a long time to learn. The space race started as a Cold War competition. Then It was kept going by NASA bureaucrats who wanted to maintain their budget. Finally, the real reason to go to the stars has emerged. Because it’s fun!
Didn’t you feel that we had turned an important corner when Elon Musk sent one of his red convertibles into space? I’m sure he had lots of people wanting to send serious payloads — but he chose whimsy! That’s his brand; doing whatever he likes because it makes him feel good. And he brings the cost of innovation way down too — $90M to launch one of his giant rockets versus $450M to launch a STS (Space Shuttle)
And if he finds people willing to risk their lives for a piece of history, like landing on Mars, he will be able to do it because no one ever stops individuals from risking their lives. We only judge politicians who risk other people’s lives. I think I read he plans on the first mission to Mars being in 2022, a cargo mission getting ready for a manned mission in 2024.
I can hardly wait! The real race into space has just started.