Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a little Monday morning chat...
Do you see life as an adventure, a journey, a battle, a classroom, a race, or________________ ( fill in the blank )? The metaphor you use for your life will determine your attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. For example, if you see life as a race you might think you have to keep running to beat others and win. If you see life as an adventure you might end up taking more risks in life. If you see life as a classroom, you might think of everything you come across as a learning experience.
So what is your metaphor for life? Without thinking about it, we have each developed a metaphor for our life that has continued to define our life from early on until the present. Are you happy with your view of the world? Would you like to be more optimistic and happier? More adventurous? Maybe you need to change the metaphor for your life. It is possible to change the metaphor for your life and how you see your world.
Pick out a metaphor and think through how that will allow you to see things in a different light.But make it a good one! One that will lift you up, get you excited about life, and help you enjoy your life more.
I've always thought of life as an adventure. Adventures are exciting! I like having an exciting life...good excitement, that is! Adventures are not always easy but if I can have a good attitude I can get through them. It's kind of like going on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters, which I have done. There are difficult portages and sometimes some rain but I always had fun...because it was an adventure! Adventures also encourage risk taking as well! While I'm not a risk taker by nature, this metaphor has helped me try things I might not have tried otherwise. It has stretched me in many ways. And when unexpected things happen, I just remind myself that life is an adventure, after all. I like seeing life as an adventure! Helen Keller said, "Life is either a daring adventure, or, nothing!" If Helen Keller can see life as an adventure then I certainly should be able to!
Yes, changing your life metaphors can change your life! This week choose a metaphor for your life that helps you see your life in new ways! A metaphor that will bring more happiness, enjoyment, a more positive attitude, excitement, or whatever it is that you want in your life!
What metaphor are you going to choose? .