All right everyone, fresh start! We're gonna have a good day, which will turn into a good week, which will turn into a good year, which will turn into a good life!
Ah...the "New Year, New You: Happy New Year!" post. Yes, it's here: 2019. Four years after the Back to the Future future. Ten years before an apocalyptic Terminator world. Here we are. Sitting on the precipice of a new tomorrow, and one after that, and one after that. And if we just believe hard enough and plan carefully enough, we can make ourselves anew!
Truth is, there is no new you. Just as Doc Holiday said in Tombstone: "There is no normal life, Wyatt, there's only life." (What exactly is a precipice anyway?)
Same for us. In Jurassic World Maserati says: "The secret to being happy is to accept that you are never really in control." I would add "of the world outside ourselves", but the point comes across.
Of course there is much wisdom in The Return of the Jedi, "Luke, you will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." You bet, Obi Won!
Just like Obi Won said. Point of view creates our reality, but so do the questions we ask ourselves: In the cartoon both are right if the question is "What is this number?", but if the question is "What is 4+5?" the answer is clearly 9. This cartoon drove me crazy until I realized, while 9 may be the correct answer to the second question, the "6 person" may never be able to see the nine if they are caught up in their own "stuff". It becomes a waste of energy trying past a certain point.
Whoa. Talk about something being wrong with the earth's gravitational pull in 1985! Think of all the energy we will get back!
Then of course, there's the much quoted Yoda line from Return of the Jedi: "There is no try. Do or do not.", but I like the exchange that happens right after that famous quote. After Yoda uses the force to lift Luke's X-Wing out of the swamp, Luke says "I don't believe it." in a hushed, reverent voice. Yoda: "and that is why you fail". Belief is a powerful thing. Don't believe me? Ask the guy in the cartoon that sees the six even in the face of all the evidence pointing toward 9.
So what does this all mean? According to Joy, every moment counts. Doc Holiday would say to not try to be something your not. Obi Won helps us step outside our own perceptions and realize other points of view. Of course then there is Yoda who wants us to get off our bums and do it already while believing in ourselves along the way. In Back to the Future we write our own destiny and Terminator, well let's remember these are just movies after all.
What are the memorable parts of your story?
How do I have a good day?
I use my Day Designer Planner.
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