How to Have a Beautiful Life in a Mad Dash Society. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will share a few tips about having a beautiful life in a mad dash society. When you ask your friends out for a gathering, do you often get, “Sorry, I’ve got an appointment, or I have a meeting on that day”? Many people are chronically busy nowadays. They all have the compulsion to be successful as fast as possible. And to achieve that, they figure they must compress five years of work into one by moving five times more quickly!
So they rush – developing a hard-nosed edge, sacrificing personal time and relationships to get as much done as possible. But despite their earnest and wholehearted attempt to be successful, they often waste their effort because they lose their sense of direction – focusing on the trees, but overlooking the forest – they end up running in circles.
How To Have A Beautiful Life In A Mad Dash Society
Stop and Reflect
If you don’t occasionally stop running and look at the stars, how will you know which way is North? (Don’t tell me you have a compass.) In real terms, this means you have to spend daily time to stop and reflect.
- What do I value in life?
- What does success mean to me?
- Has what I’ve done today brought me closer to my life’s goal?
- How do I get from where I am to where I want to be?
Yes, these questions require you to think deeply; do some soul-searching. But when you have the answers, your mind will be clear.
It’s like driving a car with a clean windscreen… you can see where you’re going! I suggest you clean your windscreen every night by taking time to reflect.
That way, your VISION will be as sharp as can be. Everyone needs a Vision – that vivid mental image of what you’d like to Be, Do, and Have in life. Without it, we can’t see which way we’re headed. And the only way to develop it is to pause, reflect, think deeply, and search your soul.
The Love of Having
Have you heard of Retail Therapy?
Women love it.
It’s the idea that you can go shopping and buy something you like, making you feel good about yourself.
In the Be-Do-Have model, buying stuff is obviously in the HAVING stage. People subconsciously feel that having more capability will make them become who they want to be (Have>>Be). But the sad part is that only the reverse is true.
Being who you want to be will lead you to have what such a person has (Be>>Do>>Have).
Many people are using the Retail Therapy model to feel successful.
They scamper to earn as much money as possible, then splurge it on a lavish lifestyle – fast cars, high-class dining, luxurious apartment, hot nightspots, and exotic travelling.
All these luxuries and status symbols are supposed to help them BE somebody… But unless they already know who they are on the inside, they often end up being nobody.
Luxury Rich But Cash Poor
These people have spent all their money on toys. They will never get rich because they have none left over to invest.
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As we rush through our day, making money and spending lavishly in a race to be successful, perhaps we can realise that all it takes… is one diagnosis of a critical illness, one lawsuit that bankrupts you, or the death of a loved one, to shift your values in life.
Suddenly the stuff you have isn’t necessary anymore… You’d gladly give it away to recover your health, shelter your family, or share more time with your loved one.
- All a dying man wants is to be well again.
- A homeless man wants good food and a warm place to sleep.
- And all a grieving man wants is to spend more time with his loved ones.
Don’t Let This Happen To You
Slow down, pause, and reflect.
Figure out what’s important to you in life.
Then spend more time doing what’s essential rather than following the masses – busy every day, chasing an imaginary shopping list of what it takes to succeed. Remember… better to stroll in the right direction than to dash madly all over the place.
I hope you enjoyed that.
Celebrate Woman Today
Beautiful. Powerful. Calls for taking action of what is important. Yes, stopping and smelling roses is so important for each one of us.
I agree with what you said and especially the starting point, stop and reflect!!! That is essential….Great insights.
Stopping to reflect is such a critical step to making your life more beautiful. I loved all of these tips and tricks!
Rose Ann Sales
I agree to everything you said here. Thanks for this great reminder
Catherine Santiago Jose
These are great tips and it helps me realize a lot of things most especially this day that we are facing a world health pandemic.
Reflect, slow down and invest wise are really good.
Taking time to reflect is always a good thing. We tend to be so busy that we forget to appreciate what we have and how much we are blessed.
I love this article. It makes me realize a lot of things.
Love your reflection questions! It did get me to stop and think! And retail therapy is a favorite of mine!
I really struggle because I LOVE to shop, but I kind of use it as therapy. Feeling down? Buy something. Feeling happy? Buy something. It’s not good.
I needed this today. I’ve not had a weekend off in over a month because of how “mad dash” everything has been in our lives lately. I read this and felt a sigh of relief!
These are amazing points. Thank you for sharing them!
Rose Ann S
I agree to everything you said here. Thanks for this great reminder
Great tips. Saving money to invest rather than always buying things is big. I don’t buy stuff often if I do it’s usually for my kids.
You have some awesome points! I feel myself trying to stop and reflect more for sure!
Great post! One of the things that I appreciate most about quarantine was having to slow down.
Meditation has truly helped me when it comes to having self-awareness and living in the moment. Learn how to be grateful with what you have and living a simple life with your loved ones.
I loved this article!
I agree with everything that you’ve said in this article. I think one of the best things that we need to learn is to slow down and think wisely about the things that we are going to invest in.
That’s for sure we are living this ” rat race” lives that really and truly doesn’t get us anyway. Taking the time to slow down and invest wisely will bring more happiness to us.
Forever My Little Moon
This is really great advice, so important for us to take to figure out what we we value in life
I totally agree with you. Investing to something that will give us future gains will really benefit us in the future.