Are you like a Lawn Mower?
I just fininshed mowing my lawn and I said this a couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page but for me mowing the lawn is so therapeutic. Her is a picture of my lawn mower and yard. As you can see I have quite a bit to mow, so it allows me to focus and think about what it is I want to accomplish in my lifetime.
Now, my dad would laugh at me because when he was alive he owned his own commericial landscape business and they would consider my yard puny. They would do my lawn just for the fun of it!
Anyway, as I was mowing my yard I was thinking about an article I read last week in Dan Kennedy’s marketing newsletter. In the article he made reference to Walt Disney. He said, “Walt Disney had described most people as lawn mowers.” Interesting! He goes on to say that Disney said, ” People start each week at one end of the same patch of grass and plod along, back and forth, back and forth, head down, until week’s end at the other side of the lawn, then next week is the same all over again. Wow, I started to think, man that is exactly what I had been doing for some time now.
You see, the week is going to end anyway, why not do something everyday that is different, creative, and interesting. Why not do something that is beneficial to to others as well as yourself. Make your days matter?
Ask yourself this, and I do this constantly, “If you had six months to live what would you want to do with the rest of your days here?”
Seriously, would you stay in a job that gives you no fulfillment or rewards?
Would you spend more time with family?
Would you call a friend you have spoken to in awhile?
Whatever it is, start mowing differently and choose to get everything out of life!
Now, summer is almost over and my days of mowing are coming to end. Anyone have any ideas as to how I am going to get my therapy?