Get Busy Living Life - The Academy Of Positive Change

Get Busy Living Life

00:00 – oo:13 Introduction
00:14 – 00:39 Andrei Agassi Hated Tennis
00:40 – 01:43 Do What You Want To Do
01:44 – 02:37 Do It Your Way
02:38 – 04:25 Get Busy Living Life
04:26 – 05:51 Closing

 

Introduction 00:00 – oo:13

Hi! Adrian Law here from the Academy of Positive Change. I have 4 Main topics for you today. One is tennis. Second one is work. Third is weddings and the fourth one is funerals; and how the learnings can benefit you. Stay tuned.

00:14 – 00:39 Andrei Agassi Hated Tennis

andreiA few weeks ago, I finished reading Andrei Agassi’s autobiography ‘Open.’ It’s a great book, and I read it very quickly. One of the things that I really loved and didn’t know is that from the age of 7 years old, Andrei Agassi hated tennis. Interestingly, he was world’s number 1 for a very long period. What can we learn from that?

00:40 – 01:43 You Do Make A Difference

To explain, let’s move onto topic number 2. That is you don’t always necessary love what you do for a living. Even if you liked it initially, you put so many hours into it, it may not be the thing that when you wake up, you go “Yes, I can’t wait to get to work!” Sometimes it’s the same for me. I love most of what I do. But last week for example, I trained for 5 days straight, on average of about 10-11 hours per day presenting. If you’ve presented before, you know how tiring it can be. I’m sure that if you’re not a presenter that some of what you do can be very tiring as well.

Sometimes, you may not think that all the effort is worth it or if you make an impact on the people that you’re talking to or dealing with. However, all  it takes is just one little learning from somebody, one benefit that you gave them. That can change not only their own lives but their friends, family, relatives and so forth. It’s a spiral effect. I just want you to know that whatever it is that you do, you do make a difference. It is really important to know that you do, even if you don’t get a lot of feedback telling you so.

01:44 – 02:37 Do It Your Way

The next learning is from weddings. A good friend of mine got married last weekend in South Australia. I just love not only the ceremony but the celebration. The reason why I bring it up here is because the thing that I liked, particularly about this wedding is that they did it their way. Like Frank Sinatra once sang, “I did it my way.” My friends got married in a pub. It was a nice pub but it wasn’t about the actual ceremony itself. It was more of about celebrating with friends, because that’s what they wanted to do.

So many times I see people not just in weddings but in life doing things that other people want them to do, not what they want. This is about following what it is that you want. I know sometimes it’s good to compromise and hopefully  make it a win-win. Follow through on what you want and you’ll be happier. There’s no question about it.

02:38 – 04:25 Get Busy Living Life

photo-1The fourth and final part is I attended a funeral last Sunday. A wedding on the Saturday, followed by a funeral on the Sunday. It was one of the most emotional experiences of my life. This was a 25 year old young man who I trained. He worked for my client in South Australia. I went to the funeral and it just blew me away. Why? Not only was it was a very sad death. He died of cancer and he had a long battle with that, but the ceremony itself wast a real tear jerker. It was really intense as his family and girlfriend could hardly get through their speeches. There was so much emotion that filled the entire room, but the thing that I really got from this very sad event; is that ‘Lockie’ as he liked to be called. His real name was Lockland. Even though he was a young man, he lived life. In fact he’s favourite quote which is the main meaning of this video today was ‘get busy living life.’

Often people  talk about how busy they are. Busy, busy, busy. But is it living life or is it working all hours God sends? When was the last time you told the people you care about that you love them or you were really present with them. How about the people that you haven’t spoken to you for a while. If something happened, would you have regrets of not sharing or connecting like you want to?  So often funerals and other events, cause us to  think about life differently and realise what is truly important.It was definitely a factor for myself. Locky had fun and was a joker. He had a great smile. Instantly when you met this guy, you would have liked him. He had  a charismatic character. So my message today, firstly we will miss you Lockie. Thank you. It was a short life but you gave us joy, you gave us happiness. You did what you did in your life. You have left us with our own messages and you have left a legacy.

04:26 – 05:51 Closing

Hopefully you appreciate my message for you today. Get busy living life. I’ll see you soon. Please leave a message below. Good bye Lockie. You’ll be missed. I’m Adrian Law from the Academy of Positive Change. We’ll speak soon. Bye for now.

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