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June 11, 2010

Circumstance

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:49 am

You’ve seen the trademarked logo “Life is Good” on t-shirts, ball caps, mugs, window stickers, wheel covers and thongs.

You may have also heard the phrase, “Life sucks and then you die.”

Both phrases have their supporters and my experience is you will easily switch sides depending on what kind of day it is.

Therein lies the difficulty – Circumstance.

I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from philosopher, James Allen: Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”

If your life is dependent upon circumstance, you have nothing you can depend on because circumstance changes direction like the wind.

Many people are waiting for circumstances to line up like the perfect storm before they decide to live. Their life is on hold until life gets good again.

That’s sort of like asking the stove to give you heat without supplying it with any fuel.

Circumstance is another word for reality. You’re never going to get reality to perform in your circus like a trained seal. You’re going to have to honk that horn yourself.

That means you need to learn how to sail through life. Notice that sail boat pilots move their boat no matter which way the wind is blowing. Yes, when circumstances are more favorable, they will move faster, but they will move regardless of circumstance.

Action is the remedy to get out from having circumstance dictate what direction you will go.

Taking action is responding to the reality and circumstances of life.

Frankly, life isn’t good or bad; it just is. What is happening now is happening now. There is no spin that changes that circumstance.

Spinning is a head game; action is a movement game.

When you choose a response to circumstance, you are taking action on which direction you decide to go. When you have the winds of change blow you all over the map, you’re allowing the circumstances to determine your destination.

What James Allen was writing about in the 1800s was that circumstance reveals your patterned way of doing things. If you put pressure on someone, they will show you their conditioned patterns. They will react the same way every time – a victim of circumstance.

When you choose a response to circumstance, you get to move in a different direction – one in which life’s goodness isn’t dependent on circumstances.

All the best,

John

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