I spent a couple of days at The Shed last week doing a few things.
It is a beautiful place that helps me reset my brain when I am feeling frustrated.
Let’s face it, there is a lot to be frustrated about.
Politics, sexism, war, treatment of indigenous peoples, treatment of refugees, people who don’t return phone calls, internet trolls, people who get offended by everything, people who never get offended, traffic, public transport, bad service, business deals that fall through, prospects who are incredibly rude … the list goes on.
Victor Frankl famously wrote in his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, that there is a gap between stimulus and response.
So no matter what happens to you, you get to choose how you will respond to the stimulus rather than simply reacting to it.
What this means is rather than looking at how the world is and what we have to deal with to exist in it, we can ask, “What sort of world do we WANT to live in” and make choices to create that world.
Sometimes others may not support our choices but we have no control over that. All we can do is have control over our own decisions. To be frank, sometimes those choices are hard and the cost may be high, but they are almost always worth it.
The choices we make create our future. What kind of future do you want? What choices do you need to make to have that future come in to being? What can you start on today to make that happen?
In essence, what are you creating?