Do you have enough joy in your life?
Post by Damian Killikelly
Part 6 of a series - How change led to a journey of self-discovery
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair...” (Susan Polis Schutz)
How often have you said to yourself “When I have done this I will be satisfied” only to achieve it and immediately say “OK, but when I have done this next thing I will be properly satisfied”. As events move faster on our expeditions, we can get caught up in the next task, the next project, the next deliverable. Many of the companies I work with are growing fast and achieving amazing things in their marketplace, yet the primary daily feeling is stress. It can be hard to feel motivated every day when it feels like we give so much to the challenges that we face.
Do we remember to celebrate our successes? In particular, do we remember to make the most of our time with the people that mean most to us. Taking time to stop, to share a moment, to create memories and to live life with joy – this is what gives us energy every day. Sharing a glass (or two) of wine and laughing with people who are not just colleagues but friends. Looking back on events and being proud of myself and the things I did. Enjoying with Jackie the freedom that I have created.
This is what made it all worthwhile.
Call to action: Remember the joy
Written by Damian Killikelly
After a variety of experiences working in accountancy and sales for 13 years, I was lucky enough 17 years ago to find my vocation – training. Doing something you genuinely love is life-changing. I strongly recommend if you haven’t found your own vocation that you keep searching and taking the chances and opportunities that come along – it is never too late! I passionately believe that behaviour change is only sustainable when it is embedded in daily life –not just professionally but personally. The more we see the benefits in our most important relationships, the more motivated we are to continue. I am privileged to see these changes in my participants but also to be constantly challenged through their growth to look at myself and my own development.