“TGIF” Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (And Wealth!)

Certainly you’ve heard the phrase: “T.G.I.F.”

I bet his Monday isn’t as good!

Thank God It’s FRIDAY!!!

It’s the adult version of what I remember kids saying at the end of every school year …

“No more homework, no more books!
No more teacher’s dirty looks!
When the principal rings the bell …
Drop your books and run like hell!!!”
(SIGH!!)

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Why do we celebrate “getting through” school?

Let’s stop and analyze that.

Kids go to school to subconsciously “get through it.”

Just to go start working for a boss Monday through Friday and “make it to the weekend.”

REALLY?

Is that just the most insane thing you’ve heard … EVER?

What a recipe for a disastrous life!

Where is the FUN?

Where is the JOY?

Where is the “LIVING” … if all we’re looking to do is “get through” the school year and/or work week?

I think you see the point here.

So getting back to the “T.G.I.F.” statement.

If you’re TRULY finding yourself thinking about the “weekend” all week long …

Week after week … month after month … year after year …

It’s time for a WHOLESALE change, wouldn’t you agree?

I was very fortunate to recognize this pattern early in life.  My “teachers” were the many unhappy adults (co-workers) I encountered who were “stuck” in their “day-to-day” routines.  (I was only 18 at the time.  It was a summer job.  My “exit strategy” was going back to college for my 2nd year).

I sensed the displeasure in many employees, so I’d occasionally ask, “Hey, Frank, if you’re not really happy with this job, why not move to where you want to live; or go back to school to pursue _____; or submit a resume for that dream job you’ve been thinking about?”

It took me a few years to really understand what was going on here.

Of course, the answer was, they’d GIVEN UP!

Being stuck sucks. The good news is you can break out in a big way at any moment. How about … NOW?” :) 

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Imagine the insanity of letting go of the dreams for your life … the hope … the possibilities … the joy … the excitement … the “game” …

Actually … that’s pretty damn depressing!  LOL  So let me get back to what it feels like to LIVE life!!

Think about the times you’ve “lost track of time” …

Hours pass.  You forget to eat.  Maybe you forgot to make dinner for the kids! (LOL!)

You’re TOTALLY engaged.  Maybe it’s 12:30AM and you’re FIRED UP because you’ve been writing your masterpiece for the last three hours and just now saw what time it is!

Or … you wake up WITHOUT an alarm clock at 5:30AM with excitement, enthusiasm and great energy (even though you only had 4 hours of sleep!)

Maybe you’ve had that feeling of “counting down” for a vacation … and on the day of the trip … it’s SUPER easy to get up EXTRA early because you KNOW how much FUN it’s going to be for the next 1-2 weeks!

Just another exciting day for the Knecht family!
(Here we are at Disney World – June 2013!)

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Well … imagine with me how it’ll feel to wake up like THAT … every day!?

THAT is the difference between LIVING and just existing.

Which do you prefer for yourself?

More importantly, if you have kids and/or grandkids, which would you rather demonstrate  for them?

They ARE watching … and they ARE taking notes!

Just like I was watching my parents and grandparents growing up!  🙂

Choose wisely.  LIVE life.  LEAVE a legacy!  Thanks for checking in today!

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